Human biological samples sourcing: Healthy donors

Biological samples, or specimens, are widely used in R&D for drug development and diagnostics assay development. Although many options exist to source common specimens, specific requirements, such as matching samples, conditioning status, or clinical requirements like mutations or population types can make sample sourcing dramatically time-consuming. Additionally, samples from healthy donors can be difficult to find, as no medical indication justifies the collection of samples from healthy patients.

This is why Labtoo developed a tailor-made service to support Labs, Biotechs, Medtech, and Pharma companies in their procurement of samples.

Labtoo can be mandated in a fully customized mission to look for any type of human or non-human biospecimen, fresh tissues, Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE tissues), or frozen. We work with hospitals, biobanks, and CROs to look for the best samples according to specific needs, with all regulatory and legal requirements handled.

Healthy samples are typically collected through prospective collections. Therefore, our team of scientists will first look for options already in sample biobanks or collections and compatible with the requirements of the project. In a second step, a prospective clinical collection can also be started when necessary. Healthy-like tissues, like tumor resection adjacent tissues, can also be collected.


Healthy donors samples

Available types of healthy donor samples

  • Tissues
    • Fresh tissues
    • Frozen tissues (OCT and FF)
    • FFPE tissues
    • Adjacent healthy tissues
  • Blood derivatives
    • Whole blood
    • PBMC
    • Plasma
    • Serum
    • Leukapheresis
  • Biofluids
    • Urine
    • Stool/Feces
    • Ascites Fluid
    • Saliva
    • Sputum
    • Synovial Fluid
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
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!

Type of Collections

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

Typical deliverables

  • Feasibility of availability of samples or of clinical collection
  • Regulatory aspects (transfer authorizations, export authorizations, ethics committee agreement)
  • Contracting
  • Samples shipment
  • Clinical data
  • Matching tissues or samples (like Plasma or serum) as specified in the request
  • Other services (i.e. Nucleic acid extraction)
  • Clinical patient information as required


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Get started with your healthy donor biological samples request

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Our team will handle your healthy donor biological sample 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

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