Bridging the gap in translational research and clinical care

The Gold Coast Biobank has been set up to bridge the gap in translational research and clinical care through centralising and developing one biobanking resource to facilitate ease of access to biospecimens.


We have over 10,000 biospecimens available for research. You can access over 3,000 biospecimens from breast cancer patients and 1,500 placenta cord blood specimens.

Our services include:

  • storage of biospecimens only (this includes space only hire or equipment and space hire)
  • biospecimen storage with database hosting
  • database hosting only
  • full service ranging from protocol development, specimen collection, and processing, to biostorage and database hosting and support.

Our brochure

Explore the Gold Coast Biobank brochure

Access the Gold Coast Biobank

Follow the steps and complete the appropriate forms to gain access to the Gold Coast Biobank.

Access policy

Application Form to Biospecimens

TTP Labtech arktic

Automated -80°C biostorage system

Contact us

Director - Prof Nigel McMillan

Manager - Dr Shirley Wee

(07) 55528131

Pathology Consultant - Dr Eugen Petcu

(07) 56780761