The Human Biomaterials Resource Centre (HBRC) is a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licensed human sample biorepository (HTA research licence 12358) situated at the University of Birmingham.
It is dedicated to the collection and storage of appropriately consented, quality-assured biomaterials for distribution to biomedical research groups both in academia and industry.
The HBRC resides within a brand new purpose-built fully equipped facility, largely funded through the regional development agency Advantage West Midlands Science City Translational Medicine Programme and with investment from University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Birmingham and the MRC.
The HBRC became ethically approved in April 2010 to both collect and distribute samples across a wide range of research themes (North West 5 Research Ethics Committee, Haydock Park; Ref 09/H1010/75).
A sample collection and hosting service, and a range of other research services are also available.