Blood derived material biobank
BPRC has a large collection of serum, DNA / RNA samples and B cell lines of animals, of different genders and ages, from our breeding colonies of:
- Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
- Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
- Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
- Other species
Our colony animals (rhesus and cynomolgus macaques and common marmosets) are genetically well characterized for immunologically important genes (MHC, KIR), and are housed in pedigreed groups. Therefore, these collections will help to support diverse research projects with the minimal possible discomfort of the animals and at low costs.
The material is mostly collected during the annual health checks of our animals. DNA and RNA are freshly prepared and immediately frozen, whereas freshly prepared PBMCs are immortalized, and the resulting B cell lines are then stored in liquid nitrogen.
Additionally, BPRC has a collection of DNAs from various non-human primate species, mostly prepared from blood serum/EDTA plasma.