Genital and Urinary disorders biological samples & experimental services

What are genital and urinary disorders?

Genital and urinary disorders refer to a wide range of conditions that affect the reproductive and urinary systems. Some common examples of genital and urinary disorders include urinary tract infections (UTIs), incontinence (inability to control urination), overactive bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), uterine fibroids, or prostate problems (enlarged prostate, prostate cancer). Many of these conditions can be accompanied by symptoms such as pain, discomfort, and changes in urinary or sexual function.

There has been a significant amount of research into various genital and urinary disorders over the years. Advances in medical technology and understanding of the underlying causes of these conditions have led to the development of new diagnostic tools and treatments. For example, in the area of urinary disorders, there have been advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques for conditions like interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder syndrome, as well as new medications for urinary incontinence.

What types of samples are used in urogenital disorder research?

In urogenital disorder research, various types of samples can be used depending on the specific condition being studied and the research objectives. Some of the most commonly used types of samples include:

Urine samples

These are used to diagnose a wide range of urogenital disorders, including urinary tract infections, kidney disease, and bladder cancer.

Blood samples

Blood tests can be used to measure hormone levels, which can help diagnose and monitor conditions like endometriosis, infertility, and prostate cancer.

Tissue samples

Tissue samples can be obtained through biopsy procedures, such as a prostate biopsy for prostate cancer or a pelvic biopsy for endometriosis.

Semen samples

Semen analysis is used to diagnose and evaluate male infertility, as well as to diagnose certain sexually transmitted infections.

Swab samples

Swab samples, such as vaginal swabs, can be used to diagnose vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections.

Stool samples

Stool samples can be used to diagnose certain urinary and reproductive tract disorders, such as bladder cancer or rectal cancer.

In urogenital disorder research, it is important to carefully collect, process, and store the samples to ensure accurate results and the validity of the research findings.

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Available types of urogenital disorder biological samples

  • Tissues
    • Fresh tissues
    • Frozen tissues (OCT and FF)
    • FFPE tissues
    • Healthy tissues
  • Blood derivatives
    • Whole blood
    • PBMC
    • Plasma
    • Serum
    • Leukapheresis
  • Biofluids
    • Urine
    • Stool/Feces
    • Saliva
    • Semen
Our service identifies sample sources able to prepare and transfer a sample collection for any given project. Just ask our team to discuss your project!

Types of Collections

  • Retrospective: we can look into existing biobank collections 
  • Prospective: we can set up clinical collection specific to a given project

Typical deliverables

  • Feasibility of availability of samples or experimental services
  • Regulatory aspects (transfer authorizations, export authorizations, ethics committee agreement)
  • Contracting
  • Samples shipment in appropriate conditions
  • Clinical data or results
  • Other services (i.e. Nucleic acid extraction, quality control)


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Experimental models used in genital and urinary disorder R&D

There are a variety of experimental models that can be used in genital and urinary disorder research and development. Here are a few examples:

Cell culture models: researchers can use cell cultures derived from human or animal tissues to study the effects of drugs or other treatments on specific cell types. For example, bladder cancer cells can be grown in the lab and used to study the effects of potential anti-cancer drugs.

Animal models: in vivo models, such as mice, rats, rabbits, and primates, are often used to study reproductive and urinary system disorders. These models can be used to investigate the efficacy and safety of potential drugs or treatments, as well as to better understand the underlying mechanisms of diseases.

Organoids models:  organoids are 3D cultures of cells that can self-organize to form mini organs that closely resemble the structure and function of their in vivo counterparts. Organoids can be generated from various tissues, including the bladder and prostate, and are increasingly being used in drug discovery and disease modeling.

In silico models: computer simulations, such as molecular dynamics simulations and systems biology models, can be used to investigate the molecular mechanisms of diseases and drug interactions at a highly detailed level. This can help researchers identify new targets for drug development or optimize existing therapies.

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Our team will handle your R&D procurement from the beginning to the end

Perform a feasibility study by looking for existing samples already in collections & ready to be transferred

Set up a clinical biological collection and preparing contracts with sources

Assist the material transfer from the source to the lab, including treatments, QA or shipping, as needed

Some examples of urogenital disorders

There are a variety of urogenital disorders that can affect the urinary and reproductive systems. Here are some examples:

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common urogenital disorder caused by bacteria entering the urethra and infecting the bladder or other parts of the urinary system. Symptoms can include frequent urination, painful urination, and lower abdominal pain.
Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that can form in the kidneys and cause pain and discomfort as they pass through the urinary tract. Symptoms can include severe pain in the back or side, nausea, and vomiting.
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, which can cause pain or discomfort in the groin or lower back, as well as difficulty urinating.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition where a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection sufficient for sexual activity. ED can be caused by a variety of factors, including underlying medical conditions, medications, and psychological factors.
These are just a few examples of the many urogenital disorders that can affect individuals. It's important to seek medical advice and treatment if you are experiencing any symptoms related to the urinary or reproductive systems.