With one of largest biospecimen networks in the U.S., we can provide both normal and diseased human tissues. ABS complies with ISBER and NCI Best Practices, and all samples are collected under stringent requirements for legal compliance with appropriate informed consent for commercial research.

Anonymized clinical information is available in all cases, and pathology reports and medical histories are often available for surgical samples. For custom projects, gene and protein expression data are available.

Normal & Disease Tissues

ABS has decades of experience providing high-quality human tissues to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and government laboratories.

Our in-house biorepository and network of hospitals and clinics can provide you with fresh, snap-frozen, and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples. Samples from normal and diseased donors are available, including cancers, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and Crohn’s. Surgical and postmortem samples are available.

Our team can prepare slides, tissue microarrays, and FDA tissue panels for target localization, antibody specificity, and other custom studies.

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Blood Products

Our in-house biorepository and network of hospitals and clinics have blood and blood cell components from normal and diseased human donors, including: cancers, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Crohn’s, and other diseases.

Blood and blood cell components include whole blood, plasma or serum, red blood cells, and white blood cells (buffy coats or leukopaks), including neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils. We can also provide lymphocytes, including B cells, T cells, and NK cells.

Blood is collected in a variety of collection tubes, including those that preserve RNA quality for expression analyses. Our team uses a variety of blood cell purification protocols, including gradients and positive and negative selection using antibody-coated magnetic beads.

Biological Fluids

We can supply body fluids from normal and diseased donors. Examples of fluids supplied include ascites, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva, sputum, urine, and vitreous humor.

Animal Tissues

In addition to human biospecimens, we can also provide you with a range of animal tissues, blood products, and fluids.

Animals include a range of common laboratory species, including rodents, cynomolgus and rhesus primates, bovine, canine, porcine, rabbit, and chicken.

IHC and Histology

ABS can provide fixed or frozen slides and customized immunohistochemistry (IHC) services.

Our team can process tissues and cells into paraffin blocks, embed samples using OCT, and localize proteins in cells using histogels. We’re also experienced with preparing slides, H&E staining, and special stains, as well as gathering morphological data to help validate your biochemical or genomic data sets.

Additional IHC (single and multiple labels) capabilities include:

  • Assay development for your antibody, as well as on a full range of tissues with appropriate IHC and western controls
  • Drug target and biomarker distribution studies in animal and normal and diseased human tissues
  • Antibody specificity studies (FDA panels available)
  • Image analysis to provide quantification and statistical data for your special project needs
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