- Human Biospecimens
- For Researchers
- For Biospecimen Contributors
- For Patients
May 18, 2020
Although the coronavirus pandemic has turned our worlds upside down, it’s important for you to land on your feet. We want to help.
If you work in a medical research organization, you may have slowed or paused projects because of social distancing, or you may have pivoted to accelerate work on coronavirus treatments, tests or vaccines.
If you’re a supplier of human biospecimens, you’ve probably seen a slowdown in incoming inventory since patients are avoiding hospitals, clinics and surgeries when they can. Only 14% of the sample collection sites in our global network are moving at business-as-usual pace with 57% of sites in slowed mode and 29% paused.
How we can help you
We’ve kept working (safely) to collect and move the orders that we can while searching and signing new sample provider partners to make up the difference. We’ve also put a lot of thought into how we can help prepare you to come out of the coronavirus slowdown best-prepared to rebound. Here are a few of our new initiatives:
If your organization has pivoted directly to COVID-19 work, you can see how we’re supporting you here.
How else can we help?
While your research activity may look a lot different from the way it did in January, you can still be taking actions to advance your programs. Our mission is to help you do that – however and whenever you need us.
Stay in touch, please ask for what you need, and let us help you land on your feet.
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Learn about the iSpecimen Marketplace where you can browse millions of richly annotated, de-identified human tissue and biofluid biospecimens, in addition to hematopoietic and immune cell products and COVID-19 samples. You can join for free and creating a login is easy. Request a quote or custom collection today.