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We are delighted to offer fixed tissues and organs from deceased donors and FFPE tissue samples from 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 experienced tissue recovery and research managers at our partner sites. This ensures that all aspects of your project are fully understood and agreed in advance, maximizing the quality and utility of the specimens provided for your experiments.
Clinical FFPE tissue procurement:
We have thousands of Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded blocks / FFPE samples & our partner biobanks can also collect prospectively in order to supply the fixed tissue samples (FFPE blocks, slides or curls) you require.
Our clinical repositories have a huge variety of formalin fixed paraffin embedded human tissue specimens in stock, particularly for solid tumors, but also for IBD, amongst other diseases.
Normal/ control FFPE samples, or normal adjacent to tumor tissue (NAT/ NTA) FFPE tissue samples, may be available, as well as matched fresh/flash-frozen blocks, plasma, serum and buffy coat from the same patients.
Clinical sample data:
Our clinical formalin fixed paraffin tissue blocks are exceptionally well-characterized & some have mutation data or biomarker data already available, while all have pathology - histology reports and detailed clinical histories, with follow-up data available.
Contact us with details of your project needs to request an anonymized example of a clinical donor report.
Availability of clinical samples:
For common tumor types, a whole FFPE block will often be available, from hundreds of donors, whereas for rare disorders, or where samples are very small, it may only be possible to obtain FFPE slides / FFPE sections, due to the need to retain samples for diagnostic purposes.
Post mortem fixed tissue sample procurement:
Tissue samples and organs can be collected prospectively and fixed in 10% NBF (Neutral Buffered Formalin). Matching fresh and frozen tissue samples or organs can also be collected for you.
Normal organs and tissues, unaffected by disease, are available.
Donors are likely to have some advanced forms of a wide range of diseases, although they may not have died from those diseases as a primary cause, so some may be more severe than others.
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 can also be collected from deceased donors.
Please contact us to request a redacted copy of a post mortem donor report.
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 facilities located in the US.