Custom Biospecimen Processing Services

The Discovery Difference

Our expert cell biologists use an arsenal of technologies to execute a wide variety of optimized and standardized sample processing protocols. We can also customize those protocols to meet your research needs.


Our integrated solutions simplify the process by customizing sample preparations for downstream applications and delivering reliable analytical outputs quickly and efficiently.


Fresh or Frozen Biospecimens

  • Fresh or frozen
  • Cell isolations
  • Blood, tumor or tissue

Expert Sample Processing    

  • Cell isolations
    - Magnetic of FACS
    - Custom sample preparation
    - Contrived or spiked samples
    - Cell suspensions via mechanical & enzymatic digestions
  • In Vitro cell culture services


Qualified Sample Types

Discovery is a leading provider of biospecimen procurement and distribution. We put millions of well-characterized, ethically collected biospecimens at your fingertips.

Whether we’re starting with samples from our inventory or your lab, our cell biology experts have optimized protocols for almost any sample type, including the following qualified sample types that we routinely process:

  • Diseased or normal samples
  • Tumors
  • Serum
  • Fresh tissue
  • Whole blood
  • Culture supernatant
  • Frozen tissue
  • Plasma
  • Other biofluids

Discovery has a bank of processed biospecimen inventory including immune cell isolations and dissociated tumor cells prepared by our cell biology experts.

Expert Processing

Our cell biology experts routinely use a wide range of protocols to dissociate, isolate, sort and prepare samples for downstream applications.

Magnetic Isolations

Services are performed using standard, commercially available kits from StemCell and Miltenyi. 

Cell Sorting - FACS

In an aseptic biosafety cabinet

FACS based cell sorting services, including:

  • 4 way sorts
  • Single cell sorts, 96 and 384 well options
  • Cell indexing


Deep Multi-Omic Phenotyping Of Biospecimens For Immuno-Oncology Applications 

Mechanical and Enzymatic Dissociations

Discovery uses mechanical and enzymatic dissociations to yield single cell suspensions of fresh oncology and normal tissue.

  • DTC application video
  • DTC user

Other sample preparation capabilities


Our cell biology experts are immunologists who can perform simple to complex biospecimen processing. Contact us to learn more about our capabilities and how they can assist you in your next study.

Analytical Services


Genomic Biomarker Services

  • WGS
  • WES
  • Targeted Panels
  • Metagenomics
  • Epigenomics

Flow Cytometry Services

  • Standard panels - immunophenotypic and functional
  • Customized panels - immunophenotypic and functional
  • Gating strategies

PCR Services

  • TaqMan Real-Time PCR Assays
      - Gene Expression
      - microRNA
      - SNP Genotyping
  • TaqMan Open Arrays
      - Gene Expression Panels
      - SNP Genotyping Panels


  • Bio Rad PR4100 Absorbance Microplate Reader
      - Antibody/Cytokine Quantification
  • Promega GloMax Navigator
      - Cell Viability/Cell Death/Cytotoxicity
      - Drug Response Studies

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