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Clinical Specimen Processing Core (COM)

Overview of Services

The mission of the Clinical Research Biospecimen Core is to provide a centralized service for the processing and distribution of human subject research samples for all clinical research activities at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The goals of the Clinical Research Biospecimen Core (CRBC) are two-fold:

  • First, by providing a centralized service for clinical research sample handling, more favorable study contract pricing with extramural research sponsors will be allowed.
  • Second, by utilizing a centralized core service dedicated solely to this purpose, internal investigators will find it easier to budget and efficiently conduct their human subject research efforts.


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM  

 Room C6529 at Penn State College of Medicine 

After-hours services are available by appointment.

Links and Resources

Clinical Research Biospecimen Core


Name Role Phone Email Location
Susan George
Tahlia Smith
Research Technologist