Stellenbosch University Biorepository Unit ​

STARlet M.jpgSample Processing and Preparation for Storage​

The Biorepository Unit is currently in the process of purchasing a sophisticated automated robotic workstation which will offer the following services to clients:

  • Isolation of DNA from whole blood,
  • Isolation of RNA from PAXgene or Tempus tubes
  • Aspiration of blood fractions (i.e. plasma, serum, buffy coat and remaining red blood cell component) from centrifuged blood collection tubes into FluidX tubes,
  • Reformatting of thawed samples from current BiOS incompatible storage tubes into the compatible FluidX tubes.


These services will be offered as a solution to clients who face BiOS compatibility challenges as a result of sample type and volume, tube type, etc. ​