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Biospecimen Types

Access millions of human biospecimens from patients with a variety of medical conditions and histories, including data on past treatments, demographic profiles, medications, or procedures. The iSpecimen Marketplace is your go-to source for a wide range of biospecimens that meet your precise requirements. We offer both specimens collected specifically for research and remnant clinical material. If you need it, chances are we have access to it.

Biofluids for medical research

Biofluids

Whether you need biofluids that have been tested for specific analytes or from patients with medical conditions—or no medical conditions at all—we can help. Biofluids are available fresh or frozen, with or without additives. Examples include:

  • Whole blood, plasma, serum, and buffy coat
  • Urine
  • Stool
  • CSF
  • Nasal, cheek, cervical, and other swabbed material
  • Saliva
  • Sputum
Solid Tissue

HUMAN Tissue

iSpecimen has access to solid human tissue from oncology patients as well as those undergoing surgery for other conditions. We can procure tissue richly annotated with molecular and genetic characterizations, pathology reports, outcomes data, and patient characteristics. Examples of solid human tissue include:

  • Fresh, frozen, or fixed tissue
  • Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) blocks
  • Stained or unstained slides
  • Whole tissue samples
  • Tissue microarrays (TMA)
Viable cells for medical research

Viable Cells

Access fresh or frozen viable cells isolated from bone marrow, peripheral blood, and cord blood from both healthy and disease-state donors. Comprehensive patient characteristics enable you to select the optimum cells for your research. Examples include:

  • Mononuclear cells
  • Myeloid cells
  • Lymphoid cells
  • Pluripotent stem cells
Millions of Specimens to Meet a Spectrum of Needs

Millions of Specimens to Meet a Spectrum of Needs

The iSpecimen Marketplace is your one-stop source for all types of human samples. We offer matched sets of biofluids, solid tissue, and viable cells and can procure both research-use and remnant samples, either banked or prospectively-collected. We also provide post-mortem samples for those who need whole organs or other material not typically collected from live donors.

Custom Collections for Unique Research Needs

Custom Collections for Unique Research Needs

If you need samples collected fresh or under specific collection protocols, or cannot find what you need in the iSpecimen Marketplace, please contact us. We can set up a custom collection for you leveraging our expansive partner network.

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