About Us

The NHLS Biobank helps to secure and manage collections of biomaterials and its associated data for research, human health and biotechnology development, for the benefit of society.

The NHLS Biobank was established in response to the growing burden of communicable and non- communicable diseases in South Africa

Provides long term and short term storage of biomaterial

Collaborations with the international healthcare community

The National Biobank is unique and encompasses multiple components of biobanking, namely:
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Genetics
  • Histology and Cytology
  • Molecular biology & nucleic acid storage