Human Blood Products

Explore our extensive inventory from whole blood to double-spun plasma and immune cell isolates, and diseased patients to healthy donors.

Our scientific team can support your precision oncology programs with the knowledge and technical capacity to meet custom biospecimen requirements & offer expert multi-omic biomarker services.

Our ISO 13485-2016, CLIA certified, CAP accredited, GCLP Compliant laboratories include leading technology platforms operated by our team of well-trained experts to help you:

  • Solve logistical challenges through the world’s largest biospecimen inventory & procurement network.
  • Accelerate immuno-oncology projects by developing and validating custom protocols for research clients with specific requirements.
  • Customize laboratory processes and protocols, including cell isolations, dissociations, cell culturing as well as biomarker characterization services including genomic sequencing, HLA testing, IHC and flow cytometric analysis.

Blood Product Details

Diseased blood specimens collected from our expansive global clinical site network, Discovery Partners®, are ethically collected and IRB consented. 

Normal blood-derived products are collected from our Discovery Donor Clinic, are ethically collected and IRB consented. 

Donor demographics (age, sex, ethnic background, etc.) and clinical history information are included and additional biomarker characterization services are available to help you select biospecimens that meet your study needs.

Our blood collections are shipped over night from the site of collection to your lab or to our cell processing lab depending on your preferred format and any additional characterization service requests.

Diseased Blood Specimens

Whole Blood

Whole blood from diseased patients is available from both inventory and prospective collections in a variety of volumes up to 40 mLs.

 

PBMCs

Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from diseased patients can be selected from inventory with cell count and viability data or prospectively  collected based on custom collection criteria.

 

Plasma / Serum

Plasma, double-spun plasma, and serum from diseased patients are available from both inventory and prospective collections in a variety of volumes up to 40 mLs.

 

Normal Blood-Derived Products

MNCs and Isolated Primary Cells

A range of high-quality, viable human immune cell isolates are available from both inventory and prospective collections in a variety of volumes based on minimum cell counts.

 

Normal Donor Whole Blood

Whole blood from healthy normal donors is available prospectively in a variety of volumes up to 250 mLs and with your required anticoagulant (CPD, CPDA1, EDTA, or other)

 

Normal Plasma/Serum

Plasma, double-spun plasma, and serum from healthy normal donors are available from both inventory and prospective collections in a variety of volumes up to 250 mLs.

 

Blood Products Technical Resources

PBMC E-Book

A quick reference resource for scientists who need to isolate, manipulate, or develop assays involving human mononuclear cells.

 

Technical Resources

In-depth characterization of variability in apheresis collections from normal donor populations for allogeneic cell therapy.

 

Presentations

Accelerating precision oncology programs with matched plasma and FFPE biospecimens genomically characterized using Discovery’s Qiagen Multimodal NGS service.

 

Blood Related Matched Sets

Our Discovery Partners® network allows for large-scale, prospective collections of high-quality matched sample sets of human biospecimens. 

Each matched sample set is provided with the base clinical data from the patient case and redacted pathology information. 

  • FFPE + Plasma + Buffy Coat – DTCs include cell population analysis and HLA-A02 typing by flow cytometry. Genomic mutation/biomarker tested donor samples (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, MSI, and BRAF) are listed on a separate tab within the report.

  • DTCs + PBMCs – DTCs include cell population analysis and HLA-A02 typing by flow cytometry. Genomic mutation/biomarker tested donor samples (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, MSI, and BRAF) are listed on a separate tab within the report.

  • DTCs + PBMCs + FFPE – DTCs include cell population analysis and HLA-A02 typing by flow cytometry. Genomic mutation/biomarker tested donor samples (PD-L1, MSI, MMR, BRAF, EGFR, KRAS, and NRAS) are listed on a separate tab within the report.

Access to Hundreds of Thousands of Patients

Discovery Partners

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Nearly 300
Clinical Sources

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In Dozens of Countries
Across the World 

 

Discovery Partners®, our network of nearly 300 clinical sources in dozens of countries across the world, enables large-scale, prospective collections, while also supporting our robust bank of inventory samples.

Our Discovery Partners represent leading national and international 

  • Hospitals
  • Academic medical centers
  • Blood banks
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Community-based medical practices
 

Each diseased specimen is provided with the base clinical data from the patient case, along with a redacted pathology report.

Need biomarker characterization
for your human blood
biospecimens? 

While our biospecimens are highly characterized, we also provide streamlined multi-omic biomarker analyses to further characterize biospecimens from our inventory or from your studies via our global CLIA certified service laboratories*.

Genomic Biomarkers

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  • HudsonAlpha Discovery
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Whole Exam Sequencing
  • Targeting Panels
  • Hi-Fi Long Read Sequencing
  • RNASeq
  • Single Cell Sequencing
  • HudsonAlpha Discovery
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Whole Exam Sequencing
  • Targeting Panels
  • Hi-Fi Long Read Sequencing
  • RNASeq
  • Single Cell Sequencing

Cell Services

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  • Flow Cytometry
  • Dissociation & Isolation
  • Cell Culture & Expansion

*HudsonAlpha Discovery Sequencing and Bioinformatics laboratory is CLIA registered, pending CAP accreditation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are your Standard collection tube types per product type?

Our Standard collection tubes types for blood products per product are as follows:

  • PBMCs - Sodium Heparin Tube.
  • Plasma - K2EDTA.
  • Serum - Serum Separator.

Please inquire if you need blood samples collected in other tube types.

What are your Storage and Shipping Temperature guidelines for whole blood, plasma, and serum products?

-80C storage is recommended for storing or shipping plasma or serum products.

Ambient temperature is recommended for storing or shipping whole blood products.

How fast can I receive whole blood post collection?

Our blood collections are overnighted from the site to your door via Federal Express.

Typical local delivery times are between 8:00am and 10:30am.

What disease areas do you include?

Currently, our disease areas for human blood products and components include: Oncology, Hematology, and Autoimmune disease. Normal controls with similar demographic data can also be obtained from Discovery’s healthy donor clinic.

How are your plasma products processed?

You can find our Plasma Protocols by clicking here.

We also have the ability to follow our clients’ custom processing protocols and help them develop new processing protocols based on their needs.

What are your Storage and Shipping Temperature guidelines for human plasma products?

When storing and shipping human plasma products, we recommend using -80/Dry Ice.

What are your Storage and Shipping Temperature guidelines for human serum products?

When storing and shipping human serum products, we recommend using -80/Dry Ice.

How is your serum processed?

You can find our Serum Protocols by clicking here.

We also have the ability to follow our clients’ custom processing protocols and help them develop new processing protocols based on their needs.

What are your Storage and Shipping Temperature guidelines for PMBCs?

When storing and shipping PMBCs, we recommend using Ln2/Dry Ice or Ln2.

How are your PBMCs processed?

You can find our PBMCs Protocols by clicking here.

We also have the ability to follow our clients’ custom processing protocols and help them develop new processing protocols based on their needs.

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