FF Tissues for RNA, DNA, and Protein Work

Cureline Clinical Network provides access to fully prescreened and consented patient’ samples in the FF (Fresh-Frozen) tissue format. These specimens have been prepared in strict compliance with Cureline SOP requirements and according to the CAP Research Biobank Quality Management system.

Collection Protocol Specifications:

a small piece of tissue prepared by a certified medical pathologist is snap-frozen in liquid nitrogen usually within 20 - 30 min after the surgical excision or 4 - 12 hours postmortem in autopsy cases. A standard sample weighs 0.4 - 0.7g on average and is supplied in a standard cryovial or cassette. An embedding media can be added upon request.

Therapeutic Areas:


Normal Human Tissues 

  • Adrenal (Category II)
  • Bladder
  • Blood cells (PBMC)
  • Bone marrow (BM)
  • Breast
  • Cerebellum (Category II)
  • Cerebral cortex (Category II)
  • Colon (duodenum, colon, rectum)
  • Endothelium
  • Fallopian tube
  • Fat (omental, other)
  • GI tract (stomach, esophagus)
  • Heart (various parts)
  • Kidney (medulla and cortex)
  • Liver
  • Lung (including bronchioles)
  • Lymph node (central)
  • Muscle (striated, others)
  • Ovary
  • Pancreas (Category II)
  • Parathyroid (Category III)
  • Pituitary (Category II)
  • Placenta
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • Spinal cord (cross-section)
  • Spleen
  • Testis
  • Thyroid (Category II)
  • Ureter
  • Uterus (cervix, endometrium)