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Biospecimen Types

iSpecimen is your one-stop source for biospecimens to meet your precise research requirements. Our expansive and growing network comprises millions of human biospecimens from patients with a variety of medical conditions—including oncology, infectious diseases, autoimmune, cardiovascular, women’s health, endocrinology, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, neurology, urology, and dermatology, as well as normal adjacent tissue. If you need it, chances are we either have it or can collect it for you through our vast supply partner network.

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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

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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)

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Viable cells for medical research

hematopoietic stem & immune Cells

The iSpecimen Marketplace offers hematologic tissue products containing hematopoietic stem and immune cells prospectively collected from healthy U.S donors. Obtain the best possible cell phenotype(s) for your research application by accessing a large eligible donor pool with diverse phenotypes and broad selection of customizable donor attributes. Choose among:

  • Whole Bone Marrow Aspirate
  • Mononuclear Cell (MNCs) Leukapheresis (non-mobilized leukopacks)
  • Mobilized Mononuclear Cell (MMNCs) Leukapheresis (mobilized leukopacks)
  • Peripheral Whole Blood

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The iSpecimen Advantage

Unrivaled depth and breadth of specimens and patients, including data on past treatments, demographic profiles, medications, or procedures

Wide variety of specimen formats and collection types, including remnant, banked and prospective specimens

Simplified procurement via our innovative, self-service iSpecimen Marketplace, which streamlines the process of searching and ordering specimens

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Procurement Made Easy

The iSpecimen Marketplace transforms the process of procuring biospecimens with self-service convenience and simplified, centralized procurement management.

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