Manchester Brain Bank tariff

In line with a sustainable future for brain banking, the Medical Research Council and associated charities have introduced a cost recovery scheme for the provision of tissue.

The tariff has been standardised and is being implemented across the UK Brain Bank Network, of which Manchester Brain Bank is a member.

Description Cost (academic) Cost (commercial)
DNA/RNA
DNA £50 £100
cDNA £50 £100
RNA £50 £100
CSF
CSF (per 1ml) £25 £50
CSF pellet £25 £50
Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded blocks
Formalin-fixed paraffin block – small £100 £200
Formalin-fixed paraffin block – large £200 £400
Formalin-fixed ‘wet’ tissue; 1-2 regions £25 £50
Formalin-fixed ‘wet’ tissue; 3-4 regions £35 £70
Formalin-fixed ‘wet’ tissue; more than 5 regions £45 £90
Histological slides
Unstained paraffin section slide – small £5 £10
Unstained paraffin section slide – large £7 £13
Unstained frozen section/slide – small £15 £30
Unstained frozen section/slide – large £20 £40
H&E stained slide £8 £16
Immunostained slide £10 £20
Fresh frozen tissues
Fresh tissue (per 0.5g) £25 £50
Frozen section £15 £30
Tissue homogenate £50 £100
Slow frozen tissue (per 0.5g) £25 £50
Snap frozen/rapidly frozen tissue (per 0.5g) £25 £50
Admin costs
Admin costs – simple £100 £200
Admin costs – complex £150 £300
Retrieval of additional data from clinical notes (simple/complex) POA POA
Delivery POA POA

If you have any questions, please contact the Manchester Brain Bank Manager:

Email: andrew.c.robinson@manchester.ac.uk