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We have thousands of annotated human samples, including tissue and blood samples in biobanks and the ability to arrange custom collections for a wide range of human specimens. Many of the largest and most successful companies in the world, as well as leading academic centres, trust us to provide relevant, high quality human specimens, whether organs, tissue biosamples or blood samples needed for research, development and training. We look forward to providing the human tissue samples and human blood samples that are critical to your research success from our partner hospital biorepository, post mortem donor centers, non-transplantable organ/tissue network partners and prospective collection sites.
Human Biological Sample Types
Tissue sample formats
Tissue for Research sources human tissue samples and blood samples, whether clinical samples or post mortem organs or anatomical parts, from experienced US tissue banks and post mortem donation centres or biorepositories, but we also have access to expert collection sites world-wide for infectious disease patient blood sample collection, for example, as well as good access to normal/healthy volunteers' blood samples.
Post mortem tissue, anatomical part and organ procurement service:
Tissue and organ sample formats:
Fresh samples: prospective human tissue collection of tissue samples and blood samples in the buffer or medium of your choice, shipped on ice or at ambient temperature;
Snap-frozen or frozen tissue samples (aliquots, tissue blocks or whole organs) and 10% NBF -fixed tissues can be collected for your tissue research and shipped immediately or stored for batch shipping. Some biospecimens may already be available ready to ship.
Fresh whole blood samples can also be collected in the tubes of your choice. Other biospecimens, such as CSF, urine specimens, gastric fluids and fecal samples can also be collected according to your specifications.
Some human tissue samples and organs may be stored in a post mortem tissue biobank, frozen or in 10% NBF, including cardiac samples (hearts, cardiac arteries, conditions including fibrosis, hypertrophy, cardio-myopathy, sclerosis, calcification) and certain joint specimens. Most human biospecimens will be collected prospectively for you to ensure they meet your specifications.
Clinical biorepository tissue procurement service:
Tissue and blood sample formats:
FFPE: banked patient samples for research stored in biobanks or procured prospectively.
Fresh tissue samples may be available from a wide range of tissues and conditions - please inquire.
Urine samples from patients with STDs, infectious diseases, may also be available.
Other human specimen types, such as kidney stones and bladder stones, can also be collected prospectively.
The tissue banks we work with are particularly strong in solid tumor tissue specimens, but also inflammatory disease samples such as IBD and Crohn's, while other tissues, such as heart disease samples, are also available.
Human tissues for research are most useful if available with in-depth medical information and these are highly annotated clinical biobank samples with extensive clinical, pathology and other deidentified patient report data available, including clinical histories and follow up data.
Blood collection specialists:
Fresh blood samples or banked samples of frozen blood (serum or plasma) already stored in biorepositories or collected prospectively in the tubes of your choice to ensure the blood specimens are compatible with your experimental requirements.
Viral titres and other measurements are available using accredited in-house facilities at our partner sites.
Tissue for Research works with specialists in normal and infectious disease blood specimens collection, from the USA and world-wide, including Africa, Asia and South America.
- Ready banked samples sourced from our clinical tissue biorepository partners with extensive inventories and detailed data available for thousands of samples.
- Prospective human tissue procurement service: customized human biosamples collections designed to meet your protocol requirements at our human blood banks and human tissue banks.
- Most post mortem tissue and organ or anatomical part requests are collected prospectively.
Tissue for Research can ship fresh, frozen and FFPE clinical tissue biorepository samples nationally across the US, and Canada.
Frozen and FFPE clinical tissue samples and blood samples may also be shipped internationally.
Post mortem tissue samples and organs or anatomical parts can currently only be shipped within the USA.
Please note: We supply human tissues for in vitro research only. We are unable to provide human biological samples or organs for transplant, clinical or in vivo/ animal use. We are unable to accept donors directly. If you are a patient considering donating tissues or organs for research, thank you very much for considering this option; please contact your physician / hospital / hospice directly who will be best placed to advise on local donation options.