Marketplace for Sample Providers

Accelerate research, advance healthcare, and recoup operating costs by transferring specimens to researchers

Each year, healthcare organizations discard leftover biofluids, solid tissue, and cells after clinical testing. Many also have amassed extensive collections of samples hidden away in biobanks. And most have access to philanthropic patients willing to give samples just to help research.

But most of these valuable biospecimens never make it into the hands of researchers who need them. Our revolutionary iSpecimen Marketplace® changes this, connecting you with researchers who need access to your patients or specimens—and providing your institution with a sustainable revenue source.

Contribute in Three Easy Steps

Joining the iSpecimen Partner Network and contributing biospecimens is extremely simple:


an introductory meeting to learn more about the process.



our partner agreement and complete our supplier audit.



your data to iSpecimen—we’ll do all the work to connect it to the Marketplace.


As an iSpecimen Partner Network Member You Can:

Recoup Costs

Connect with our worldwide network of pre-qualified research customers and enjoy a sustainable revenue and cost-recovery stream from your remnant or collected-for-research samples, whether banked or prospectively collected.

Advance Discovery

Support the discovery of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines beyond the walls of your institution. Everybody wins—your organization, medical researchers, and the patients whose lives will be saved or enhanced.

Ensure Compliance

The iSpecimen platform manages compliance at every step, ensuring your patients’ privacy and security are protected. No protected health information (PHI) leaves your custody, and only qualified researchers can access your specimens.

Seize Rewarding Opportunities

By connecting providers with researchers who need specimens, the iSpecimen Marketplace is creating rewarding opportunities for healthcare organizations, including hospitals, commercial labs, biorepositories, clinical trial sites, blood centers, and health information exchanges.

Meeting Critical Biospecimen Demand

Over 80% of researchers report being limited by a lack of access to human biospecimens. Yet, over 3 billion samples are discarded yearly. The problem, then, is not inventory, but the lack of a connecting element. iSpecimen is the missing link.

Blood test tubes with multi-colored lids standing on medical documents.

Sustainable Biobanking Impediments and Opportunities for Growth

In this white paper, learn about the global factors affecting sustainable biobanking operations and the technology-based approaches that could increase utilization rates.

Let us handle it through our Marketplace Onsite program. iSpecimen will fund a part-time employee at your institution to field requests, submit proposals, and distribute specimens on your behalf.

Network of Researchers

When you join the iSpecimen Marketplace as a provider partner, your institution instantly connects with researchers interested in your samples.

Managing Sample Requests

Through the Marketplace Onsite program, you’ll have the support you need on site to manage specimen requests and submit proposals.

Compliance and Regulatory

We comply with regulatory and IRB requirements, helping to ensure that all patient data is processed through de-identification software.

Annotation and Shipping

Through the Marketplace Onsite program, the part-time iSpecimen employee will manage and streamline your sample sharing.

Invoicing and Reimbursement

We will handle researcher invoicing and provide you with remuneration for your biospecimens and data.

“The iSpecimen Marketplace allows us to reach thousands of scientists.”

Amer Abouhamze, MHA

Assistant Director, CTSI Biorepository, University of Florida