Biorepository and Stored Samples
The Biorepository Core (BRC) Lab at Texas Heart Institute
Currently under the direction of Camila Hochman Mendez, PhD, the overall purpose of a Biorepository Core is to support the mission of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) by storing biologic specimens from patients enrolled in cell therapy trials and by conducting analyses to help advance the safe, efficacious use of cell therapy in treating cardiovascular diseases. The BRC is a 2000-square foot, state-of-the-art biosafety level (BSL)-2 facility that can provide biospecimen storage, processing, and testing on a fee-for-service basis to support the CCTRN. These services will enable the CCTRN to characterize cells used in therapeutic applications and the patient response to those cells as dictated by protocol.
To learn more about the BRC, please visit the Texas Heart Institute BRC website.
To request stored CCTRN CONCERT or SENECA trial samples, please complete the request form linked below and contact: BRC@texasheart.org.