Headquartered in Lexington, MA, iSpecimen is the marketplace for human biospecimens, providing researchers with the specimens they need from the patients they want. The privately held company has developed the iSpecimen Marketplace, an online platform connecting healthcare organizations that have access to patients and specimens with the scientists who need them. Proprietary, cloud-based technology enables researchers to intuitively search for specimens and patients across a federated partner network of hospitals, labs, biobanks, blood centers, and other healthcare organizations. Researchers easily and compliantly gain access to specimens to drive scientific discovery. Partner sites gain an opportunity to contribute to biomedical discovery as well as their bottom line. And ultimately, healthcare advances for all.
The idea for iSpecimen’s pioneering technology was born out of a research program at a major academic hospital where university researchers saved time and money by using clinical discards to drive their studies. iSpecimen leveraged this idea and developed proprietary technology which now resides at clinical laboratories in the iSpecimen Partner Network in order to bring these same efficiencies to the rest of the life sciences research community not only for remnant samples, but also for banked samples and those collected specifically for research.
The iSpecimen Partner Network includes hospitals, commercial laboratories, biorepositories, blood centers, Health Information Exchanges, specialty clinics, and other healthcare institutions. These facilities provide iSpecimen with human biospecimens and de-identified patient data to help advance medical research in exchange for a recurring revenue stream and more efficient access to specimens for their own internal research programs.
iSpecimen provides richly-annotated specimens to medical researchers in the life science industry, including pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotech and contract research organizations. Our customers also include researchers in government agencies and academic institutions.