BioNet: Biological Materials Procurement Network

University of Minnesota

Contact: Steve Schmechel, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Phone: 612-273-5980

BioNet Homepage

Biomedical/Bioscience Field

Biomaterials procurement


BioNet serves the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center (AHC) as a centralized biorepository and bioregistry for patient consent and for the collection, processing, and distribution of de-identified tissue samples, blood and body fluids, purified DNA and specimen-matched clinical data for research.


  • Tissue Procurement Facility

  • Histology and Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

  • Digital Imaging Facility

    Technical Support Contact