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Doctors Pathology Service (DPS) Joins Growing Biospecimens for Research Program Offered by iSpecimen and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)

Lexington, MA – March 22, 2017 – iSpecimen®, the marketplace for human biospecimen collections, today announced that Doctors Pathology Service (DPS), a full-service anatomic pathology reference lab serving the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, has joined a program offered by iSpecimen and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) to make human biospecimens and associated data available to medical researchers.


iSpecimen Founder & CEO to Present on Emerging Technology Keynote Panel at Molecular Med Tri-Con

Lexington, MA – February 16, 2017 – iSpecimen®, the marketplace for human biospecimen collections, today announced that its founder and chief executive officer, Christopher Ianelli, MD, PhD, will join a panel of medical innovators next week in presenting emerging technologies for molecular medicine. This keynote panel will take place on Wednesday, February 22 as part of the Cambridge HealthTech Institute’s Molecular Med Tri-Con event in San Francisco.


iSpecimen Announces Marketplace Expansion

Lexington, MA – December 7, 2016 – iSpecimen®, a trusted source of customized human biospecimen collections, today announced that it has made sizeable increases to the number and types of clinical organizations participating in its partner network. As a result, the company can now offer scientists faster access to a more diverse array of human biospecimens for medical research. Initially founded as a provider of remnant clinical biospecimens, iSpecimen can additionally source biospecimens collected specifically for research from its partner network that includes hospitals, commercial labs, clinics and practice groups, biorepositories, blood centers, health information exchanges, and clinical research sites.


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iSpecimen Building Cloud-Based System for Patient Sample Procurement

March 17, 2017 - 360Dx - Sample collection firm iSpecimen is developing a cloud-based system for streamlining procurement of patient samples. The system, which the company plans to launch in May, will allow researchers to place online requests for specific sample types that iSpecimen will then work to fill via its various clinical partners. Comparing it to travel websites like Kayak.com, Christopher Ianelli, iSpecimen's founder and CEO, said the tool will allow users to "go to our website and enter in exactly what they need, and then we'll search across our network and tell them when we find what they are looking for." According to the company, its network of sample providers currently consists of more than 250 hospitals labs, 1,000 clinics and medical practices, 12 biorepositories, 10 commercial labs, six clinical trial organizations, and one large blood center.


iSpecimen Creates Marketplace for Clinical Discards

February 27, 2017 - Diagnostic Testing & Emerging Technologies - iSpecimen (Lexington, Mass.) can be thought of as a cross between a dating site and an online marketplace for human biospecimens. The company has built a turnkey solution that connects providers, such as hospital systems, commercial labs, and biobanks, to researchers looking to gain access to these specimens and associated data from electronic medical records and other sources. It’s a win-win situation, with providers having a new market for both soon-to-be discarded and banked specimens, researchers more efficiently accessing needed specimens and rich clinical data, and patients getting a chance to make a contribution to research.


Raw Materials: iSpecimen Marketplace Platform Makes It Easy To Find Biospecimens

February 24, 2017 - BIO-IT World - We are, in many ways, spoiled for choice. In nearly everything we buy we expect to be able to shop consolidated market places, with the wealth of our options organized before us. We want to be able to search and filter our own results. And we really like one-click shopping. The same is true for human samples.


Upcoming Events


HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable – March 7-8, 2017 – Durham, NC
Come hear our Chief Technology Officer, Doug Williams, present on FHIR apps for bioresearch alongside Medical University of South Carolina and Health Sciences South Carolina.

MassBio Annual Meeting – March 30-31, 2017 – Cambridge, MA
If you’d like to meet with us onsite, email us at sales@ispecimen.com.

AACR Annual Meeting – April 1-5 – Washington, DC
If you’d like to meet with us onsite, email us at sales@ispecimen.com

Dark Report Executive War College – May 2-3 – New Orleans, LA
If you’d like to meet with us onsite, email us at partners@ispecimen.com.

ISBER Annual Meeting – May 9-12 – Toronto, Canada
Come visit us at Booth 203.