About us
Royal Papworth Hospital research tissue bank was established in 1997 and has its own team of specialist tissue bank technicians.  It is housed within the Pathology department at Royal Papworth Hospital and works closely with specialist pathologists and clinical biomedical scientists to provide high quality material and processing.

Objectives
Our objectives are:
 1. To provide an efficient and well co-ordinated process for the collection and storage of human biological materials for use in research.
 2. To improve the availability of tissue and blood products, thereby increasing cardiothoracic research capacity.
 3. To support high quality research that ultimately leads to improved patient care.

Regulatory
The tissue bank is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (https://www.hta.gov.uk/) and also has external Research Ethics Committee approval from the National Research Ethics Service (http://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-the-hra/our-committees/nres).

Requests/Contact us
The Tissue Bank Operational Group reviews and approves requests to access the Bank’s services, whilst its governance and financial management is overseen by Research & Development. To request tissue for research purposes or for further information please email us.

Where are we based?

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB23 3RE

Telephone:  01480 830541

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