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Prospective Sample Collections

Our access to over 1.5 million human tissue samples is banking on an industrial scale. Even with so many samples, every once in a while we do get a request for specimens that we don’t have on hand.

In these situations, we use our Custom Collections to fulfill our client needs. With our Custom Collections services, we are able to tap our growing network of sites to quickly get the specific samples you need.

  • We are experts at new collection site recruitment, training, and monitoring.
  • You can get back to your research.
  • The job of procuring high quality tissue samples is in good hands.

With Custom Collections, REPROCELL is able to provide the following services:

  1. Case report form development. Custom case report forms specify exactly the type of data needed that is associated with the sample — ex. clinical, molecular, demographic, lifestyle, family history, etc.
  2. Technical specimen collection protocols. Want your ideal specimen to be maintained in a certain buffer? How about an extra centrifugation step? No problem, just tell us exactly what you need, and we’ll train our sites.
  3. Fresh material access. We can same-day ship specimens directly to you from our collection sites.
  4. Short- to long-term specimen storage. We can store your collection at REPROCELL’s state-of-the-art banking facility or at collection site.

With Custom Collections, we can collect blood, tissue samples, and other biofluids from a growing network of sites, including:

The largest private urology network in Maryland

  • Indications include: Erectile dysfunction, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bladder cancer, Prostate cancer, Overactive bladder, Peyronie’s disease, Kidney stones, Hematuria, Incontinence, Prostatitis, Renal cell cancer, Testicular cancer, Testosterone deficiency, varicocele, vasectomy, and more

An East Coast autoimmune, inflammatory, and rheumatology clinic

  • Indications include: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Pain, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, GERD, Gout, Hyperlipidemia or Cholesterol Disorders, Insomnia, Low Back Pain, Lupus, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Rheumatic diseases, Stress Urinary Incontinence, and more

A West Coast gynecological oncology group

  • Indications include: Ovarian cancer, Uterine cancer, Vulvar cancer, Vaginal cancer, Cervical cancer, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Endometriosis, and more
Sample TypeWhole BloodPlasmaSerumPax GeneSalivaBuccal CellsUrine
Healthy NormalsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Breast CancerYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Hepatocellular CarcinomaYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Lung CancerYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Ovarian CancerYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Colorectal CancerYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Prostate CancerYesYesYesYesYesYes 
DiabetesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Cardio VascularYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Heart FailureYesYesYesYesYesYes 
Rheumatoid ArthritisYesYesYesYesYesYes 
LupusYesYesYesYesYesYes 
AlzheimersYesYesYesYes   
ParkinsonsYesYesYesYes   
Multiple SclerosisYesYesYesYes   
IBDYesYesYesYes   
Ulcerative ColitisYesYesYesYes   
Hepatitis B PositiveYesYesYesYes   
Hepatitis C PositiveYesYesYesYes   

Our collection sites are continually growing. If you have a specific request, please contact us.

Ethical, regulatory, and legal framework

As with our archived human tissue samples, our custom collections adhere to the following ethical, regulatory, and legal guidelines:

  • IRB approved specimen collection protocols and registered sites
  • IRB approved informed consent forms
  • HIPAA complaint authorization forms
  • Protection of privacy includes assignment of unique de-identified and anonymized patient identifiers — neither REPROCELL nor end-user will ever obtain protected health information of donor
  • Collection studies never interfere with patient care

The REPROCELL BioSpecimen Network

For researchers worldwide, getting high-quality human biospecimens is crucial to developing an understanding of disease and to generating new and novel therapies. But, until recently, scientists had to struggle to obtain the quality, quantity and type of human tissue specimens needed for biomedical research.

In response, we created the BioSpecimen Network, a single industrial-scale resource of biosamples.  This network is a collaboration of leading academic, medical, and industry biospecimen repositories.  By uniting our market distribution channels and offering exceptional specimens from our inventory and the other network member inventories, you are now ensured of getting all the tissue samples you need from a single source; REPROCELL USA.

All Network specimens are acquired through IRB-approved collection protocols, complete with HIPAA-compliant informed parameters. Each specimen is eligible for study in the commercial research setting.

We are adamant about transparency. The BioSpecimen Network provides the fullest confidence to our clients to know exactly where and how tissue samples are sourced. Each Network member undergoes extensive due diligence to ensure our clients receive the highest quality samples collected with the gold standard SOPs.

In short, the REPROCELL BioSpecimen Network is a winning mechanism for all parties – Network members, BioServe, and our clients.

Ordering Samples from the BioSpecimen Network

Simply contact us to submit your sample request. When you do, we not only search our in-house inventory of human biospecimens but also our sample procurement network catalog at the same time. In fact, your order may be fulfilled by a combination of the two. No need to shop around. With our BioSpecimen Network, we can fulfil nearly all requests for tissue samples.

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