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About Us

iSpecimen was founded to address a critical challenge: how to connect life science researchers who need human biospecimens with the billions of specimens available in healthcare organizations worldwide. Our ground-breaking iSpecimen Marketplace™ aids in solving this problem, reinventing the biospecimen procurement process to help accelerate medical discovery.

Meeting a Critical Research Need


Estimated number of medical researchers worldwide

greater than 80%

Of researchers report limiting research due to lack of access to and quantity of specimens

more than 80%

Of researchers report limiting research due to lack of specimen quality

Biospecimens Trapped in Healthcare Systems

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Estimated number of banked biospecimens worldwide

greater than 800m

Patient encounters yearly in the U.S.

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Estimated number of clinical specimens discarded yearly worldwide

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Changing the Paradigm

Our revolutionary iSpecimen Marketplace allows life science researchers to search for the precise patients and biospecimens they need from our global network of healthcare organizations. Everyone benefits:

  • Researchers access the specimens they need quickly, efficiently, and compliantly.
  • Healthcare organizations tap into a new source of revenue.
  • Patients have the satisfaction of helping advance medical research.

Learn more about the iSpecimen Marketplace

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Rooted in Laboratory Medicine

iSpecimen was founded by pathologists who were constantly asked by scientists to manually search their clinical lab to find samples for research. Realizing there had to be a better way, they developed the technology and processes at the heart of the iSpecimen Marketplace. We continue to build on this foundation, creating value for all participants.