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Dieter Morszeck Biorepository

Dieter Morszeck Biorepository

Safe and long-term storage of biological samples is essential for cancer research. Only with samples of the highest quality, reliable new insights for the early detection of tumors and for personalized therapy can be achieved.


Funded by the Dieter Morszeck Foundation, the DKFZ completed the Dieter Morszeck Biorepository at the campus Im Neuenheimer Feld in 2023. The biorepository is a fully automated cold storage facility in which valuable liquid biospecimens can be stored at temperatures below -130 °C for many years. The building consists of four floors with a total area of about 1200 m². Samples are registered in the laboratory and office space on the ground floor. The upper floors are equipped with large storage tanks intended for long-term storage of samples in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen. The tanks are connected by a rail system and allow fully automated storage and retrieval of samples as well as documentation of all working processes.


In order to ensure a continuous cold chain, sample transport is accomplished in special liquid nitrogen filled containers via the rail system and a vertical conveyer to the respective tanks.

The biorepository exclusively offers storage and retrieval of liquid biosamples. Collection and preprocessing of the samples has to be performed in the respective study centers. Standard operating procedures for the necessary steps are provided by the biorepository upon request.


Dr. Simone Röhling
simone.roehling (at)
Phone: 01737382430

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