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Indivumed collects and processes solid tumor tissue across all cancer types using our ISO-certified standardized protocol. This innovative and market-leading approach enables research with comparably-processed tissues regardless of whether they are derived from different tumor entities, different patients, or different clinics on the globe.

Together with extremely short ischemia times and standardized sample preparation, we ensure the best quality and, subsequently, the best research data. Our customers benefit from outstanding expertise in tissue collection (together with clinical data procurement), tissue processing, and tissue qualification, performed by our dedicated in-house pathology and data management team. All actions follow the Indivumed Standard Operating Procedure, which adheres to stringent processes to collect and preserve biospecimen. This generates samples that retain patterns of biomolecules such as RNA, DNA, and protein as closely comparable to their state when in the human body as possible. All Indivumed biobanking procedures follow strict ethical standards.

The resulting biospecimen products and clinical data sets cover the complete range of client needs.

In addition to our high-quality ischemia-controlled biospecimen obtained from within the Indivumed clinical network, Indivumed has established a preferred provider network for gaining access to “real-life” pathology-grade tissue samples.

All external biospecimen provided are based on stringent quality controls and ethical standards following in-house qualification. Biospecimen are qualified according to their optimal scientific use by applying Indivumed’s “Pathoscoring system.”

Indivumed offers human tissue and body fluid biospecimen, as well as corresponding sample and clinical data from all solid tumor types.

Cancer tissue types include (but are not limited to):

 
  • Melanoma
  • Head & Neck
  • Kidney
  • Bladder      
  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal
 
 
  • Gastric
  • Lung
  • Ovarian
  • Prostate
  • Pancreatic
  • Benign Tumors
 

From each tumor entity the following biospecimen are available: FFPE tumor tissue, FFPE normal tissue, for selected entities frozen human tumor tissue, frozen normal tissue, and blood preparations such as serum and plasma.

Indivumed also offers pathology-grade Tissue MicroArray (TMA) samples and FFPE tissue sections, for example, immunohistochemistry (IHC) biomarker analysis and validation by clinical practice samples.

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