BPRC Bio Bank

Bio-Banks are becoming a valuable and popular alternative source for exploring scientific ideas, mechanism of diseases and testing new bioactive compounds and biologicals, with the minimal possible discomfort of the animals and at low costs.

BPRC's Primate Bio-Bank is the biggest non-human primate bank in Europe. It strives to be an international example of how to conduct the best science that meets the highest ethical standards. The Bio-Bank is based on the principals of the 3Rs: refinement , reduction and replacement in primate research.

The aim of the Bio-Bank is to provide rare and valuable primate specimens both for internal use and for external scientists who can use the material for biomedical research as well as for conservation studies.

BPRC maintains and distributes a broad range of biological material, including tissues, blood - derived products- serum, blood and DNA, RNA and B cells.

Click here to obtain more information about requesting tissues.
Click here to obtain more information about requesting blood - derived products- serum, blood and DNA, RNA and B cells.

The transfer of the material from BPRC to the recipient can be done by:

  • Signing Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) form
  • Providing a CITES document for outside EU
  • Providing administration costs and shipping charges by the recipient