We are delighted to offer frozen tissues, organs and blood from deceased donors and living, clinical donors.
We are transparent about the dedicated sites we work with and are proud to encourage researchers to join us in direct, in depth technical discussions with the tissue recovery and research managers at our partner sites. This ensures that all aspects of your project, including the optimum tissue freezing/preservation protocol, are fully understood and agreed in advance, maximizing the quality and utility of the specimens provided for your experiments.
Clinical tissue procurement:
We have extensive access to frozen tissue samples in ongoing biorepository collections.
Our clinical repositories have a variety of fixed human tissues/ specimens in stock, covering a range of samples that one would expect to find in a clinical tissue bank, particularly for solid tumors. Frozen serum, plasma & buffy coat (non-viable) are collected from each donor.
Extensive clinical data is available.
Normal/ control samples or normal adjacent to tumor tissue (NAT/ NTA) frozen tissue samples may also be available.
Post mortem tissue sample procurement:
Tissue samples and organs can be collected prospectively and snap-frozen in liquid nitrogen or straight onto dry ice/-80.
Donors are likely to have some advanced forms of diseases, although they may not have died from those diseases. Normal organs unaffected by disease are also available.
Samples/ organs that would be inaccessible or unavailable from living donors, such as the brain or spinal cord, or available only in very limited quantities, are available.
Whole blood and CSF can also be collected from deceased donors.
Blood sample collection:
Our specialist blood collection partners can collect from a variety of healthy donors and donors with diseases world wide, particularly infectious disease, available in biorepository or collected prospectively in the tubes of your choice.
Samples from a wide range of diseases are available or can be collected, including:
For other sample types, please see:
We work with high quality biobanks, most of which are located in the US. We also have access to collection sites in Africa & elsewhere for the collection of infectious disease samples.