Biosample Hub provides human tissue samples and biospecimens for research

Human Tissue Samples For Research


The Biosample Hub platform provides access to human tissue samples for research, and it provides something more: human biospecimens with reliable provenance information. In addition, biotech and pharma companies can use this platform to communicate directly with non-commercial biobanks who can provide them with human biospecimens direct from the source.

Moreover, Companies Access Biospecimens With Provenance

Biosample Hub gives companies access to a large network of biobanks.  What’s more, 100% of these biobanks want to work with industry. There are two reasons for this: (a) because this is the platform’s purpose, and (b) membership is voluntary. Companies make direct contact with biobanks through the platform. Most importantly, this direct contact means that companies can be more confident about sample provenance. Another key point is that the platform is simple and straightforward to use. In addition, there is a reasonable 12-month subscription fee for platform access. Moreover, Biosample Hub provides complete financial transparency and freedom from contractual restrictions.

Biobanks Gain Direct Access To Industry

Biosample Hub makes biobanks visible to industry, through its simple and appealing platform. It also gives them the opportunity to make direct contact with companies. What’s more, the service is free of charge. Furthermore, it provides freedom from ethical concerns. As has been noted above, Biosample Hub offers complete financial transparency. In addition it allows full traceability of samples. Another key point is that the service is free of any contractual restrictions.

Patient Donations Of Tissue Samples Are Put To Good Use

Patients expect that researchers will use the tissue samples they donate for medical research. Significantly, Biosample Hub helps to ensure that patient expectations are met in two main ways:

(1) Improved biobank discoverability by companies that research new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines. Accordingly, this results in less wastage of donated samples.

(2) Improved sample traceability that enables biobank staff to track the samples they provide. As a result, donors can have greater confidence that researchers will use their samples appropriately.

Mission: Improve Human Biospecimen Access 

Mission: To connect Biotech and Pharma companies with non-commercial Biobanks.  To allow the ethical provision of reliable human biospecimens with full provenance information

Vision: A global movement uniting Biotechs and Pharma with non-commercial Biobanks

Values: Free communication | Sample traceability | Not-for-profit

A match-making platform to promote ethical access to human biospecimens: mission, vision and values

Providing Access To Human Biospecimens Globally

Biosample Hub is an expanding global network of biobanks and companies. At last count, there were approximately 40 biobank members.

Translated guides:

A global network providing access to human tissue samples for research

Why Biosample Hub Is Needed: Articles Making The Case


Why Hospital Biobanks Should Supply Biotechs. Drug Discovery & Development, September 13, 2021

The Challenges of Biosample Access and What Needs to Change. Labmate Online, September 10, 2021

The Challenge Of Solving A Huge Biotech Problem. Published in:

Wellbeing Insider, September 6, 2021

Biotech Asia News, September 6, 2021

Global Pharma Times, September 8, 2021

Lifesciences India, September 6, 2021


The Obstacles To Hospital Biobanks Supplying Biotechs. CPOstrategy, August 27, 2021

Biosample Provenance – What Researchers Need to Know and What Needs to Change. Labmate Online, August 10, 2021

Why Hospital Biobanks Need To Supply Industry – and Why There Is a Blockage in the System. Technology Networks, August 9, 2021


Connecting Biobanks With Biotech and Pharma Successfully. Technology Networks, July 20, 2021

Fix the pipeline for biological samples. ResearchProfessional News, July 14, 2021

Biosample Hub: making biobanks more accessible to industry. Health Tech World, July 6, 2021

Why the system for biospecimen procurement is broken. Drug Target Review, July 5, 2021

Are the business practices of commercial biospecimen brokers conducive to reliable and ethical biospecimen procurement? Business In The News, July 2021

The Business of Biospecimen Procurement needs to be Revised. The Journal of mHealth, July 5, 2021

Are the business practices of commercial biospecimen brokers conducive to reliable and ethical biospecimen procurement?. Healthcare Newsdesk, July 2, 2021

Do Commercial Biological Sample Broker Business Practices Help Procure Reliable and Ethical Biological Samples? Eminetra, July 2, 2021


The problem with biospecimen procurement. Scientist Live, June 28, 2021

Biosamples – business vs ethics. Health Tech World, June 24, 2021

We need to talk about biospecimen procurement. Manufacturing Chemist, June 24, 2021

Can business interest and reliable and ethical biospecimen procurement coexist?, June 24, 2021