For Companies

We connect you directly to relevant hospital biobanks

This gives you access to reliable clinical samples with provenance information

 

Our Value Proposition

Advantages

Sample Provenance

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Putting you in direct contact with the source biobank is an essential part of our service. This allows you to get reliable provenance information, and also gives you access to scientific and clinical expertise.

Large Network

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Biosample Hub connects to a global network of around 100 academic biobanks. This means access to a vast range of sample and disease types, in diverse storage formats. 

Industry-Friendly

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All the biobanks on Biosample Hub are interested in providing samples to industry, because there is no other reason for them to join the platform. 

Prospective Collection

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Over 75% of the biobanks on our platform will provide prospective collections, so samples can be collected according to your specific requirements.  Prospective collection is always necessary, if you require fresh and viable tissue samples.

Financial Transparency

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A not-for-profit company runs the platform and it has no shareholders. So, we reinvest any financial surpluses into the company. Any transactions between the company and the biobank take place independently of the platform. Furthermore, Biosample Hub does not charge any commission.

No Contract Is Required

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There is no contract with Biosample Hub, so no contractual restrictions. You can interact freely with biobanks on the platform.

 

FAQs

Which disease types can I access?

You can access everything from infectious and parasitic diseases, to cancers/neoplasms, diseases of all the body systems (blood, immune, endocrine,  nervous system, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, etc), nutritional and metabolic disorders, mental and behavioural disorders, disorders of the eye and ear, disorders of pregnancy, perinatal, congenital and chromosomal disorders, and more. In addition, you can access a range of normal tissues and body fluids, umbilical cord blood, and microbiome samples.

What clinical information is provided?

The amount of clinical information provided varies from one biobank to another. It also varies within collections. So this question needs to be discussed with the individual biobank, for the samples of interest.

What is prospective collection?

A prospective collection involves the ongoing and future accrual of human biospecimens for research. This approach is necessary if the requester requires a specific collection protocol. It is also essential for the collection of fresh samples. Most biobanks on our platform will offer a prospective collection.

Which sample formats are provided?

Sample types may be solid tissue, blood, plasma, serum, PBMCs, or other body fluids. Storage format may be fresh and viable, or stored by freezing or fixation. They may be processed to organoid cultures (PDO) or xenograft models (PDX). 

Are any additional services provided?

The biobanks on our platform offer a wide variety of services. These may include extracting DNA, RNA or protein. They may also provide tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, quality control, cell culture, customized assays, and many other services.

What is the fee per sample?

All biobanks will charge a fee for biospecimens and prices vary between biobanks. The fees depend on many factors, including the cost of staffing in different countries. As the requester, you pay this fee direct to the biobank. Moreover, Biosample Hub does not charge any transaction fee.

Examples of biobank tariffs:

USA

Canada

Spain

France

UK

 

Fees & Services

Free Access & Payment Options

As of the 20th May 2024, company representatives can access and evaluate the Biosample Hub platform free of charge. They can then choose to pay per request, or by annual subscription.

Eligibility

Companies that require human biospecimens for in-house R&D are eligible, but not companies that provide biospecimens as a service

Registration
  • Company representatives need to register for free access to the platform.
  • To register, just submit your details on the following form: https://biosamplehub.org/register-company
  • Login details will be sent to your email after verification of your details.

What People Are Saying

Biosample Hub helps us to get in contact with biobanks efficiently, which is very important for our company with a focus on biomarker discovery

Jan Tkac

Glycanostics Ltd, Slovakia

BioSampleHub has been invaluable for us. It is so easy to use and we have established connections that were only possible to find within the hub. Response rates have also been great. I would highly recommend signing up

Karin Schmitt

Mursla Bio, UK

Biosample Hub provides an essential missing link between biotech researchers and medical sites/non-commercial biobanks – as a biotech scientist, I appreciate how it gives me access to a much wider range of potential biosamples vs. the usual mix of commercial providers

Anonymous researcher

South SF, CA.

BioSample Hub plays a critical role in connecting with biobank worldwide. I particularly appreciate the nice design and the intuitiveness of the platform

Ninon Guichard

Galapagos, France

We have supported the Biosample Hub project since its start since we think that a worldwide platform of reliable and ethically sourced clinical samples is urgently needed

Stefano Palea

Humana Biosciences S.A.S., France

Biosample Hub assists beneficial collaborations between industry and academia through its intuitive platform which connects groups in a fair and transparent manner

Liam Burke-Masterson

Genuity Science, Ireland

Biosample Hub has been a great for us. The platform is very efficient and enables identification and connection to relevant sources and collaborators for human specimens. Outside of the platform, the team is very knowledgeable, provides seminars and learning resources, and is eager to help members manually with difficult scenarios

Andreas Zembrzycki

SciNeuro, USA

Biosample Hub has been very helpful in reaching out to biorepositories around the world. Good patient samples and associated data are not easy to source and Biosample Hub has really helped us speed up the sourcing process. Overall we are very happy with the Biosample Hub support that will help us validate and certify our product that much faster.

Egbert Smit

MLA Diagnostics BV, The Netherlands