Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

CVBio DNA Extraction Core

The Cardiovascular Biorepository (CVBio) at Massachusetts General Hospital allows for large-scale, state-of-the-art genetic and translational research by providing investigators access to a rich, exquisitely characterized collection of biosamples from across the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center. Our goal is to facilitate collaboration and community building within the center and to foster longitudinal relationships among physicians, investigators and patient donors.

Blood and tissue samples are stored in a Corrigan Minehan Heart Center repository at Mass General, and are linked to phenotypic and clinical data stored in a database. Researchers who have received approval from the Partners Institutional Review Board (IRB) can obtain access to samples at little to no cost. We seek to provide a transparent submission system for project proposals whereby any member of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center can submit a proposal to withdraw samples for use in scientific research. Our goal is to provide timely feedback on proposal submissions and reduce barriers to sample access. 


Blood samples are used in research to help new treatments in cardiovascular disease