How Our Human Biospecimens Can Help You With Your Research
Human biospecimens include tissue, plasma, urine, and blood collected from patients, often during the treatment process. These patients give their consent for researchers to use their biospecimens to develop new treatments that may help other patients in the future. The specimens are stored in biorepositories, like the Global BioRepository at BioServe, which contains more than 600,000 human biospecimens.
Our biorepository is one of the largest in the world. It contains tissue and serum samples from more than 120,000 consenting, anonymous patients from four different continents. That’s what makes it invaluable to your research.
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute used funds from the University of Maryland Technology Advancement Program (TAP) to found BioServe in 1989. We now have more than 25 years of experience collecting and human biospecimens. Our in-house library of human samples provides a level of access to human tissue samples that no other biorepository can offer. No matter what samples you need for your research, BioServe probably has them.
But that’s not all. The BioServe Network also brings together many other top biorepositories in the industry, to give you the widest possible access to all the samples you need.
Even now, we are working with specialty clinics throughout the United States to give researchers expanded access to a library of rare human samples for the study of orphan diseases. These rare diseases include the familiar — Lou Gehrig’s disease and cystic fibrosis — as well as less well-known conditions like acromegaly and Job syndrome. If you’re researching rare diseases, BioServe can unlock a wealth of samples you won’t find anywhere else.
The use of human biospecimens has already proven vital in the development of powerful new pharmaceuticals. Thanks to the preclinical molecular services we offer, you and your team will be better able to identify important genetic markers, correlate clinical and molecular data, and verify drug targets. Our sample repository can help you develop new and better drugs and treatments, faster.
Don’t take our word for it; we already serve many major pharmaceutical companies, Ivy League universities, government research institutions like the NIH, and other top industry and academic research institutions. Call BioServe today and learn more about how our samples can further your research goals.