NLDB - Announcements

First Announcement : "NLDB provides access to any biospecimen type (serum, plasma, fresh or frozen tissue, FFPE, CSF, etc.) and any specific associated data (clinical history, medical follow-up, etc.) in any disease" Second Announcement : "Seats are available for training in Biobanking, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunofluorescence (IF), molecular pathology techniques & molecular techniques" Please Contact : +91 9958368439, Email :

Sharing Policy



Importance of Biobank 

A biobank is a biorepository that stores biological samples along with clinical annotation for use in research. Biobank is an important resource in medical research, supporting many types of contemporary research like genomics and personalized medicine. It gives researchers access to data and biological samples representing a large number of people. Samples in biobanks and the data derived from those samples are used by multiple researchers for cross purpose research studies

Purpose of National Liver Disease Biobank

 The purpose of this biorepository is to maintain biological specimens, and associated information, for use for research. The biorepository assures the quality, and manages the accessibility and distribution/disposition of the biospecimens in its collection. In NLDB, researchers can carry out their research from start to end in one go under one roof with advanced and world class research equipments.

 Types of samples can be stored / Availed from NLDB

 Fresh Tissue, Frozen Tissue, Formalin Fixed Tissue, Body fluid, blood, serum, plasma, urine, sputum, FFPE block, sample slide, DNA, RNA, PBMCS

 Services offered by NLDB


  • Standardized sample collection and storage of human and animal biosamples with clinical data annotation as per international standards (-80 & Liquid Nitrogen) 
  • Clinical trial and project sample storage 
  • Analytical services on mass spectrometer, flow cytometer with cell sorting, NGS, automated immunostaining, immunofluorescence, imaging 
  • Training and courses in biobanking 
  • Histopathological services 
  • NLDB provides Consultancy Services to Hospitals/research institutes for opening or maintaining biorepository.


 As our primary and most important focus is to promote research programs and facilitate researchers with cutting edge technology and high quality bio-samples, researchers can avail the following benefits: 

  • Biosamples: We collect and maintain highest quality as per international standards for researchers to get best and accurate results 
  • Storage:Our storage system assures almost no modification/changes in the state of the stored samples, below are the lists of NLDB storage equipments:
  •  Liquid Nitrogen Tanks 
  • -80c Freezers 
  • Full Freezer on lease 
  • Freezer racks 
  • Processing : With highly trained technical staffs at our Biobank, we are able to process your samples right from the collection from the subject 
  • Customized data sets/Clinical Annotation: Clinical annotations are maintained in LIMS software and also we can provide customized data sets as per project requirements. 
  • Analytical Services: Advanced analytical facilities like mass spectrometry, Flow Cytometry, Next Generation Sequencing, Immuno Histochemistry, Polymerase Chain Reaction etc. are available at NLDB. 
  • Prospective sample collection: We have collaboration with various hospitals/satellite centres from where we are able provide samples based on your requirements. 
  • Cohort Studies: Cohort studies for specific group are one of the unique features of NLDB provided to researchers. 
  • Time Management: We take your load for collection, data management, biospecimen handling, storage, analytical services which saves your time and help you to reach conclusion in faster and easier way. 
  • Saves Money: This facility will acquire a non-profitable business and financial model, thus you can avail storage and analytical services at very nominal charges and joint projects with NLDB is also like to get funded easily because of requirement of less funds. 


Every potential sample submitted to biobank with blanket informed consent form to be considered as a potential bioresource. 

  1. Biobank Utilisation Policy 
  1. Rental for Storage Faculty/PI/Clinicians/Researcher [Complete Custodianship] 

You can store your samples at biobank in various storage systems as per your requirement, the list of which is mentioned in the service price list which is separate for the academic institute and industry. 

  1. Students Protocol with IRB and Consent [Partial Custodianship] 
  1. MD/PHD/Research students will not be charged for storage of Biosamples, if they will collect two aliquot of biosamples and donate one to common pool of the biobank. 
  1. Students will get training with certificate of Biobank FACS/NGS/mass spectrometer, if they will donate 50 samples to NLDB. 
  1. Samples owned by students and stored at NLDB can be exchanged with other disease type of samples. 
  1. Institute/pathologist/Surgeon/PI/scientist from the academic institute: if they donate 50% in the common pool of Biobank with ethical approval and consent [Partial Custodianship] 

Ownership of the 50% biosamples will remain with the PI FREE OF CHARGEE if they donate 50% samples to NLDB: The stake on common pool samples would remain, against standard retrieval charges as below Table-2


















  1. In addition the following benefits would be provided for the stakeholders 
  1. Free Biobank training for 1 employee. 
  1. Subsidized rates on analytical equipments by 25% or fees that will be in actuals. 
  1. Sample exchange can be provided 
  1. Co-ordinate to develop joint project proposals. 
  1. Joint authorship, Co-authorships and acknowledgements. 
  1. Rental on 50% subsidized rates. 
  1. PI/institute who participates in the strengthening process of biobank will be given certificate of participation. 
  1. Sample donation [Academic Institutes] 

Institutes/medical professionals/ researchers, those who are participating in the great cause by donating biospecimens to NLDB, will be acknowledged as CO-PI, Co-Authors in the projects, research papers published by their immense contribution. We will include your kind cooperation on our website, brochures, banners, introductory letters and all possible platforms where we will proudly show your co-operation and extreme support in this endeavour. Apart from this nodal officer will also be part of sample release board, thus we can have an editorial board like system where many scientist will be on the board to oversee the effective utilization of bio-resources. 

  1. Fees sharing (NLDB-private organizations) 

Fee generated at NLDB by industrial collaboration can be shared between NLDB and Hospital/PI/Institute for the stored samples by the provider.



Fees for samples provider *Per sample (INR)







Upto five years

FFPE Block


Upto five years



Upto five years

Frozen Tissue


Upto five years

Formalin Fixed Tissue


Upto five years

*After five years rates will be revised. 

PI/institute who participates in the strengthening process of biobank will be given certificate of participation. 

Industrial usage will be charged as per the biobank standard charges and 30% of the Fees will be shared with the institutes/hospital. 

Facilitate joint project/co-authorship, acknowledgement as per standard policy for non-host institutes, wherever Fees sharing not applies. 

  1. Avail Credit and Debit Facilities 

Credit: Suppose there is provision of pre-allocated funds in your project for using storage/analytical services, and the amount is deposited in Biobank’s account. You can use the storage or analytical services, the amount will be deducted as per real time usage of facilities and the same will be informed. The remaining balance will be refunded to your account, once your requirement for storage and analytical facilities at NLDB are fulfilled 

Debit: If there is delay for approval of funds from the funding agencies, you still can avail biobank services (storage/analytical). Invoice for using NLDB facilities will be sent as per your usage, and you can transfer the amount to biobank account once you receive them from the funding agency within 6(Six) Months. 

  1. Training Facilities

 Technical training on NGS, FACS, and Mass Spectrometry etc. are also provided at NLDB.

 Academic Courses 

Academic courses are being offered for scientific, medical and technical professionals in the biobanking. 

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