Custom Collections

US Biolab partners with global clinical sites and hospitals from the US, Europe, and Asia countries to help you with your unique and difficult procurement needs. We provide pharmaceutical and biotech industry with sample collection and analysis services to researchers worldwide. We work with customers on their study design to ensure the success of the research by provide the highest quality biospecimens.

For your collections, We are able to provide the following services:
  • Collection protocol development
  • IRB submission
  • Informed consent form customization
  • Sample Preparation
  • Sample collection, processing and transportation
  • Sample Analysis
  • Case report form implementation
  • Sample storage

Each clinical site is constantly monitored and managed by our site coordinators that provide regular personnel training, sample collection oversight, supply inventory and specimen logistics.

FFPE Blocks

Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue block is prepared by tissue fixed n 10% neutral-buffered formalin and embedded in IHC-grade paraffin wax. Standard tissue size is 1x1x0.5 cm, but it can vary depending on the nature of the disease and tissue type. The fixation agent and the embedding media could be customized upon request. FFPE blocks are collected under US Biolab Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Fresh Frozen Tissue

Fresh frozen tissue samples collected by certified medical pathologists are snap-frozen in liquid nitrogen within 30 minutes of surgical excision. Sample can be collected into OCT embedding media upon request. Standard sample weight is 0.5 - 1 gram. Fresh frozen tissue samples are collected under US Biolab Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 


US Biolab provides various biological fluids under our standard collection protocols or your protocols.

Specimen Combinations

Specimens can be supplied as individual samples or as various specimen combinations for your research project needs.

Matched specimen set
Fresh frozen tumor and adjacent normal tissue from the same donor
FFPE tumor and adjacent normal tissue block from the same donor
Fresh frozen tumor and FFPE tumor tissue block from the same donor
Fresh frozen and/or FFPE tumor tissue specimens and metastatic samples from the same donor
Matching fresh frozen tissue set and FFPE tumor/adjacent normal tissue set form the same donor
Fresh frozen and/or FFPE tissue samples with biofluids collected from the same donor