Specimen Processing & Research Cell Bank

Processing and Storage of Biospecimen Samples

Fred Hutch’s Specimen Processing & Research Cell Bank shared resource provides investigators with high-quality biospecimen sample processing, extraction and biorepository services. The core formed in 2015 from the merger of two longstanding Fred Hutch research resources that have played key roles in decades of research studies. We offer our depth of expertise to researchers in the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium and those from institutions around the world to advance their preclinical and clinical studies.

Technicians working on different protocols for clinical trials

Specimen Processing

Our specimen processing team offers dedicated laboratory support to large population-based studies, with a strong emphasis on quality control. We develop and validate procedures for specimen processing analyses and process samples of blood, urine, buccal tissues and peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Irina Boguslavski collaborating with Kate Terrado on sample processing

Research Cell Bank

Our Research Cell Bank contains three biorepositories: the Brain Tumor Resource Laboratory, the International Histocompatibility Work Group Biorepository and the Hematopoietic Cell Therapy Research Cell Bank. The team also provides customizable biospecimen processing services.


Our Team at Work

We work with each investigator to meet the unique needs of their studies. Our goal: to do our part in the development of new treatments that save lives from cancer and related diseases.


years experience
We bring our deep collective experience into our collaboration with you.


Hutch trials
We’ve partnered in more than 100 clinical trials at Fred Hutch alone.


Our biorepositories are in controlled, continuously monitored facilities.

How to Reach Us

Daniel Schullery

Daniel Schullery

Director, Specimen Processing Shared Resource

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday – 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Saturday by appointment (Sunday and Holidays – Closed)

General Contacts

Specimen Processing Email: processing@fredhutch.org
Research Cell Bank Email: