Collection Protocol Specifications:

A piece of human tissue prepared by a certified medical pathologist is submerged in 10% neutral-buffered formalin for 18 - 24 hours and embedded in IHC-grade paraffin. The target FFPE specimen size is 0.5 x 1 x 1 cm, but it can vary significantly depending on the nature of the disease and tissue type. The fixation agent and the embedding media can be customized upon request

Therapeutic Areas:

To inquire about the current availability of specimens or to investigate your custom project feasibility, contact our office or send us an inquiry via email.

Recent Collections:


  • Tumor tissue samples, snap-frozen (fresh-frozen, FF)
  • Adjacent normal tissue samples (ANT), snap-frozen
  • Tumor tissue samples, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE)
  • Adjacent normal tissue samples, FFPE

Normal Human Brain Map

  • Nucleus Substantia nigra
  • Nucleus Raphe
  • Ventral pole
  • Orbital gyrus
  • Cingulum bundle
  • Accumbens
  • Amygdala
  • Putamen
  • Nucleus caudate
  • Hippocampus
  • Thalamus
  • Parietal cortex
  • Cerebellar vermis
  • Cerebellar hemisphere
  • Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
  • Pituitary gland
  • Hypothalamus
  • Spinal cord (cross-section)
  • Peripheral Ganglia


  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)


Sample Projects (Archival FFPE Specimens):

Breast cancer: Her-2 positive metastatic breast cancer

Collection of Her-2 positive tumor tissue and a metastatic lesion (FFPE blocks) from treatment-naive breast cancer patients.
APPLICATION: Correlative target expression study.

Breast cancer: "aged" breast cancer FFPE blocks

Collection of FFPE tumor tissue procured at the same clinical center from past years.
APPLICATION: Investigation of "aged" FFPE tissue suitability for a specific assay.

Breast cancer: mutation-specific tumor FFPE blocks
Large-scale procurement of FFPE tumor tissues for selection of whose with mutated p53 gene.
APPLICATION: diagnostic test development and validation.

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