FFPE Tissue Samples

PrecisionMed’s US-sourced, diseased and TruNormal® FFPE tissue samples. Most diagnoses are available.

  • All of our FFPE tissue samples are well annotated.
  • Diseased/tumor and adjacent normal tissues from a single donor are immediately available in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) format.
  • Snap frozen is available in limited quantities.
  • Fresh FFPE tissue samples are collected prospectively from ongoing clinical protocols.
  • All material is either consented or supplied under “waiver of consent”.
  • All FFPE tissue is supplied by our fully-owned subsidiary, California Tissue Consortium.

Information About Sourcing of Tissue Samples (FFPE Tissue Samples and Frozen Tissue Samples)

FFPE Tissue Samples from PrecisionMed, Inc. are prospectively collected and include detailed clinical data.Samples and clinical data supplied by PrecisionMed, Inc. are handled in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in strictest compliance with all applicable rules and regulations including the recommendations of the Council of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Committee (HUGO-ELSI, 1998); with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1997); and with recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, 1964 and later revisions.

Our customers include nearly every major pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, as well as numerous academic, and government research institutions.

Diseased/tumor and adjacent normal tissues from a single donor are available in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) and/or snap frozen formats. Various combinations of tissue are available including matched tissue/biofluid sets.

General Information About FFPE Tissue

PrecisionMed Inc. provides FFPE Tissue samples to some of the world's leading researchers.Because formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues may be stored almost indefinitely at room temperature, and nucleic acids (both DNA and RNA) may be recovered from them for a significant time after fixation, along with the fact that our samples include detailed clinical data, they provide a key resource for researchers.

Due to the high-quality of PrecisionMed, Inc.’s  FFPE tissue samples, our customers gain a critical advantage when extracting DNA or RNA.

Other Embedding Methods

Embedding can also be performed using frozen, non-fixed tissue in a water-based medium. Using a water-based glycol, TBS, OCT, Cryogel, or resin, pre-frozen tissues are placed into molds and then frozen to form hardened blocks.

About PrecisionMed, Inc.’s Biological Samples

All FFPE tissue samples are collected in the United States under U.S. IRB approved clinical protocols. Samples and data are procured through PrecisionMed, Inc. developed networks of research experienced specialist physician clinical sites.

About PrecisionMed, Inc.

Major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as numerous academic and government research institutions, look to PrecisionMed, Inc. to provide their research samples. PrecisionMed, Inc. has extensive expertise in human sample procurement and is uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive approach to meet the research needs of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. PrecisionMed, Inc. conducts sample procurement studies from collection concept to banked samples in record time.

PrecisionMed, Inc. develops patient cohorts grouped by clinical diagnosis for baseline and longitudinal clinical and biological evaluation. Our comprehensive sample collections are designed, managed and sponsored by our own expert team. In addition to offering custom consulting on virtually all aspects of biobanking, PrecisionMed, Inc. also maintains an extensive partner network that allows us to procure nearly any sample type.


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