Matched Biospecimen Sets

Custom Matched Sample Sets for Your Research

Matched biospecimens are critical resources for advancing precision medicine, liquid biopsies, drug development and more. iSpecimen can arrange for matched sample sets of human biospecimens, including matched: tissue sets, tissue and biofluids (blood products and other), biofluid sets, and cell product sets (including whole bone marrow aspirate with whole blood).

With access to millions of biospecimens, patients and data across a global network of healthcare organizations—including hospitals, commercial labs, biorepositories, clinical trial sites, blood centers and health information exchanges—sourcing the matched sample sets you need is highly probable.


Increase The Depth Of Your Research With Our Matched Biospecimen Sets

With access to hundreds of biospecimen providers around the world, we streamline specimen procurement and offer more samples, more opportunities for collection, and more data.

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    Simplify Search and Procurement

    Focus on your research. We’ll search, refine, select and procure the human biospecimens – including matched sets – that you need.

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    Prospectively Collect

    When sets aren’t available, our networks are prepared with protocols, contracts, and compliance measures in place for custom prospective collections.

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    Go beyond Matched Pairs to Quads

    Compare two, three, or more specimen types from a single patient. We’ll connect with our providers and assess the feasibility.

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    Power Insights with Longitudinal Data

    Get matched sets with related data throughout the disease continuum by leveraging the unique relationship we have with biospecimen providers.

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    Find Diverse Patient Cohorts

    Our international footprint provides access to millions of samples from geographically and racially diverse patient cohorts.

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    Access Difficult Samples

    With access to a massive donor population, you can obtain those “just-out-of-reach” samples and high volume of sets efficiently.

Matched Biospecimen Types: Choose One or Many—You’ve Got Options

From developing the next immunotherapy to advancing a liquid biopsy for infectious disease detection, we understand that you may need biospecimens that go beyond adjacent tissue. We’re prepared to help.

  • Matched FFPE, Flash Frozen Tissue, Fresh Tumor Tissue - Normal Adjacent or Benign
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Whole Blood
  • Buffy Coat
  • Biofluids (Swabs, Saliva, Urine)

Sample Combinations that Power Your Discoveries

With iSpecimen, you can get matched sets that meet the comprehensive, exacting requirements of your research.

Many diseases are now understood from an omics perspective, and because we have the technology to sequence the genome, transcriptome, and proteome from just about any tissue or fluid sample in the body, you have more opportunities to get deeper insights from multiple types of specimens. We work closely with clinical centers and surgical groups to efficiently assess the feasibility of matched sets and manage their procurement.

Matched Tissue Sets

Pair your FFPE, flash frozen or fresh tumor tissue samples with a sample of normal adjacent tissue (NAT) or metastatic tissue from a single donor.

Matched Tissues, Biofluids & Cells

Pair your FFPE, flash frozen or fresh tissues with peripheral blood or other biofluids from a single donor.

Matched Biofluids Sets

Match whole blood samples with bone marrow or any other biofluid from the same donor.

A New, Efficient Way of Finding Matched Sample Sets

Intuitive specimen search

Through a single interface on the iSpecimen Marketplace®, you can tap into our large and growing network of hospitals, biorepositories, practice groups, commercial laboratories, HIEs, and other healthcare organizations that provide access to millions of richly characterized biospecimens and patient encounters.

Streamlined ordering and procurement

Search the iSpecimen Marketplace for matched sample sets in inventory or reach out to our biospecimen experts to discuss possible custom collection requirements. We’ll help to streamline specimen procurement–from small to large projects, straight forward to complex, from feasibility to fulfillment.

One contract—hundreds of providers

We manage contracting and compliance processes across all partner sites, giving access to biospecimens collected and managed across hundreds of healthcare organizations around the world with a single contract. With iSpecimen, you can say goodbye to time-consuming, paperwork-heavy, multi-vendor management.


Overcoming the Challenge of Specific Tumor Sample Requirements

A company developing new cancer therapies needed specific types of frozen cancerous tissue, corresponding normal adjacent tissue, and matched sets of plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from specified patients. We rapidly procured these samples through prospective collections.


Biospecimen Procurement You Can Trust — It’s Ethical, Compliant, and Secure

Ethical collection and patient consent

Affirmative patient consent, IRB / IEC / REB / REC oversight

Compliant with protocols and standards

Aligned with HIPAA, GDPR, 45CFR46, material and data use agreements and many other industry standards

Patient privacy and data security

Sophisticated de-identification software, physical, technical, and administrative safeguards, and regular privacy and security audits


Access the Matched Biospecimen Sets You Need for Your Research

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