Cambridge Brain Bank

The Cambridge Brain Bank was established in 1975 to allow researchers access to brain tissue to investigate disorders of the nervous system, and offers a well-characterised resource of frozen and paraffin embedded brain tissue from donors with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Motor Neurone disease and Huntington’s disease, as well as a comprehensive histological service. Normal control brain tissue from people without neurological disorders is also available.

The CBB is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA). The facility routinely supplies material to researchers working in  Neuroscience, as well as University and Medical Research Council (MRC) funded research projects. The brain bank is also a member of the MRC Brain UK network.

We operate Monday to friday 9.00am -5.30pm

All general enquiries please email

Last updated: 16 August 2017