For Researchers


Easily Find Specimens for Your Research

iSpecimen makes it easy to find human biospecimens for your research. We use proprietary technology that instantly matches your research needs to a virtual inventory consisting of millions of biospecimens, including biofluids, solid tissue samples, and human primary cells. All of our biospecimens are paired with associated patient and laboratory data and the majority of our orders are selected prospectively, so samples are delivered to you on-demand and without lengthy banking times.

Our automated system eliminates human error that occurs with many manual specimen selection processes. Watch the animation below to see how we work with researchers.

Strong partnerships are the cornerstone of our business and ultimately our customers’ research programs.

Chris Ianelli, CEO

Readily Access Data You Need

Our proprietary technology tracks a wide range of de-identified patient data plus laboratory test results from millions of patients, enabling what is essentially a “virtual biobank.” If you need diagnoses, medications, procedure history, or specific test result ranges, we’ve got it! Our search engine matches the highest quality, data-rich specimens to your research requirements. Once a match is made, our technology instructs lab personnel to pick and ship you the samples and associated data.

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Customized Collections

If you are looking for very precise patient type or specimen characteristics to aid in the development of a new diagnostic test or therapeutic, our advanced search criteria identify specimens you need.

We track and retrieve specimens by any of these criteria:

Sample Specimen Data Sample Patient Data
Analytes & Test Results Demographics: Age, Gender, Race, Geography, Ethnicity
Matrices or Tissue Type Medical Conditions and Diagnoses
Tube Types & Additives Medications
 Molecular & Genetic Characterizations Medical Procedures
 Cold Ischemic Times Outcomes Data

Rapid Procurement

Through our technology and expansive partner network, we deliver specimens 28 times faster than traditional methods. Our approach accelerates medical discovery and enables research that was previously impractical due to procurement delays.

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Higher Quality

We automate sample selection and annotation to eliminate human errors. Specimens are picked on-demand to ensure they are the right specimens for each order. We partner only with IRB-governed, CLIA certified facilities in the United States and have a fully-auditable chain of custody that meets the highest standards in research.

Cost Savings

Our technology greatly speeds up specimen collection rates and allows researchers to tap into top-quality samples across a vast network of supply partner sites.  This keeps costs lower and speed faster than alternative procurement methods.

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