Human Biospecimens—The World Is Your Biobank

Identifying the specific types of biospecimens you need, locating a source, and then getting those samples with patient-level data is easier than ever.

With iSpecimen, you gain access to diverse patient populations and even the most difficult-to-find sample types. Through our global network of human biospecimen suppliers, you can access the clinical remnant, banked, and prospectively collected specimens you need from a diverse group of patients and disease indications.

Streamline procurement, from inquiry to fulfillment, so you can focus on advancing your research.

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Whether you need biofluids that have been tested for specific analytes or come from patients with specific 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
  • COVID-19 swabs, serum, and plasma

Learn how iSpecimen makes it easy to procure clinical remnant, banked, and prospectively collected biofluids for research.

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Easily obtain hematologic tissue containing hematopoietic stem and immune cells prospectively collected from healthy U.S donors. Through our large eligible donor population with a broad selection of customizable donor attributes, you can find the specific phenotype(s) you need for your research.

Choose among:

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

Learn how iSpecimen makes it easy to procure stem and immune cells for research.

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Support the launch of diagnostic kits and instruments with customizable, “launch-ready” kits containing carefully assembled collections of clinically-characterized samples or diagnostic reference specimens. With our validation kits, IVD companies can help their clients quickly onboard new diagnostic tests and instrument systems. Our offerings include:

  • Custom kits with specific clinically-characterized samples
  • Streamlined online kit ordering and fulfillment
  • Accommodations for small and large kit volumes

Learn how iSpecimen makes it easier to validate, launch, and onboard clients with custom validation specimen kits.

  • Pre-Screened for Immediate Availability
  • Tissue is sequenced on the Illumina Ampliseq Comprehensive Cancer Panel v3, screening for more than 160 mutations
  • Tissue screened for DNA, RNA fusions and Wild Types

Learn about iSpecimens on demand Mutation Screened Tumor Tissues.

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Source fresh, frozen, or banked tissue from a diverse population of diseased and healthy patients. Access tissue that has been richly annotated with molecular and genetic characterizations, pathology reports, outcomes data, and patient characteristics.

Examples include:

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

Learn how iSpecimen makes it easy to procure clinical remnant, banked, and prospectively collected tissue samples for research.

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Conduct comparison analysis across multiple specimen formats with matched human tissue and biofluid sets. Our matched sample sets can go beyond pairs to include quad sets to make your comparisons more meaningful and propel your development of liquid biopsies, diagnostics, and therapeutics forward.

Choose a combination of:

  • Frozen fresh human tissue for histology
  • Archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) blocks for staining and IHC
  • Human whole blood for DNA analysis
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for cultivating cell lines,
  • Plasma, serum, buffy coat

Learn how iSpecimen makes it easy to procure matched human biospecimen sets for research.


Sourcing biospecimens to support medical research can be challenging and time-consuming. The iSpecimen Marketplace® changes the paradigm, offering single-source access to millions of human biospecimens and patients across a diverse network of providers—quickly and compliantly. Find diseased and healthy specimens in various formats. Collection types include:

  • Clinical Remnants
  • Banked Specimens
  • Custom & Prospectively Collected

See how iSpecimen makes it easy to find the right specimen and data match for your research.

Disease Indications

Obtain biospecimen cohorts ideal for your research

From small projects to complex prospective studies, our global network of hundreds of sample providers grants you extensive access to the specimens you need to advance research in various disease categories, including:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies (Seasonal)
  • Ankylosing Spondylosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Goodpastures
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogrens Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Chagas
  • Chlamydia
  • COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Ebstein Barr Syndrome (EBV/Mononucleosis)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • HIV / AIDS
  • HTLV
  • Influenza
  • Invasive fungal infections
  • Lyme Disease
  • Syphilis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Zeka
  • Abnormal Menstrual Cycle
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian Disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive health
  • Uterine Fibroids

Solid tumors

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain / Glioblastoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal / Rectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head / Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer NSCLC
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer SCLC
  • Uterine Cancer

Hematologic malignancies

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML
  • B-cell Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia CLL
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Mixed lineage leukemia MLL
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome MDS
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Swabs, serum, plasma, blood and urine from individuals testing positive for COVID-19 and recovering patients
  • COVID-19 co-morbidities
  • Biospecimens of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) variants
  • Alagille syndrome
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hemochrmatosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatits B
  • Liver transplant remnants
  • Angina
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)
  • Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter (A-fib)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypolipidemia
  • Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemia/Infarction
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Vascular tissue from aortic surgery
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colorectal Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable-Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Polyps
  • Pre-colonoscopy healthy controls
  • Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Influenza
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Edema

Our Network: Hundreds of Human Biospecimen Providers

By partnering with iSpecimen, you gain access to a large set of richly annotated human biospecimens and patient encounters. This is made possible by our growing network of partners, including hospitals, biorepositories, commercial laboratories, HIEs, and other healthcare organizations around the world.

Millions of Patient Samples

You’ve got access to diverse, ethically-sourced specimens of many formats and collection types, including clinical remnant, banked and prospectively collected specimens.

Richly Annotated, De-identified Samples

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

One Interface. Millions of Specimens.

We manage contracting and compliance processes across all partner sites, giving you access to 250+ healthcare organizations through a single point of contact.

Frictionless Search and Procurement

Simplify procurement via our innovative, and streamline the process of searching and ordering specimens, tracking shipments, and accessing specimen data sets.

“This process previously required a lot of paperwork and time. iSpecimen makes it so much easier and quicker.”

LeeAnn Talarico

Associate Director, Takeda Oncology

Custom and Prospective Collection Experts

When you require a custom collection, iSpecimen experts are here to help. We aid in ensuring that sample matching aligns tightly with your study requirements while also closely managing your projects, from inquiry to fulfillment.