With the largest FFPE sample bank and the scientific expertise to provide custom solutions, Discovery Life Sciences is the premier provider of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. Our extensive biorepository provides unrivaled access to mainly US-derived FFPE tissues across disease indications.

Equipped with sophisticated laboratory facilities, including a CLIA-certified clinical lab, our team is outfitted to support both preclinical and clinical studies. Discovery is a full-service partner that provides custom solutions utilizing our deep collection of biospecimens and a full range of additional services for fixed-tissue projects.

Discovery’s histopathology team continually adds value to our vast bank of samples through advanced characterizations on IHC, PCR, and NGS platforms. As an example, we have internally characterized more than 300 colorectal samples with MMR and MSI data. We have developed large cohorts in other oncology indications and screened them with a leading oncogene sequencing panel. This work provides research clients with access to highly characterized samples of interest; our expertise in these methods extends into custom projects and services as well.


Sourcing FFPE tissue samples from Discovery is straightforward. Our seasoned project teams, working with board-certified pathologists, will select patient samples based on your unique needs. We provide each sample with base clinical data from the patient case, along with redacted pathology information.

Our team tailors solutions that streamline your research. We have extensive knowledge and experience in providing sample characterizations and the histopathology processes that support them.  These services, coupled with our vast bank of samples, imbue our clients with samples that are unmatched by other vendors. Our facilities can also provide storage and biobanking services as needed.


Biospecimen Formats

  • Blocks
  • Slides
  • Curls
  • Cores
  • Custom TMA’s

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