SampleSmart

Source Human
Biospecimens

SMARTER

You do life science research.
We source the biospecimens you need.

Let's get started

How it Works

Step 1

Tell us your biospecimen needs

Use our online form, email us, or call us with your sample requirements. One of our project managers will reply within one business day to confirm the request details.

Step 2

We find the Biospecimens

We contact our network of pre-approved providers to find the biospecimens, negotiate prices and timelines, and then we propose the options to you.

Step 3

We order the Biospecimens

If you choose to move forward, we order the samples from the selected provider(s), and manage the sample collection and processing.

Step 4

Biospecimens are Shipped to You

When the samples are ready, we arrange the shipment directly from the provider to your lab, and we confirm that the samples meet the agreed requirements.

The SampleSmart Benefits

  • Single Point of Access To Hundreds of Biospecimen Providers

    Finding specific biospecimens can be difficult, even with thousands of potential sources in the world. We have a large network of pre-approved providers, we know what they can do, and we will match them to your requirements.

  • Choose From Only The Most Advantageous Options

    Whether it's cost, timeline, location, or logistic requirements, we'll filter the provider options to those that work best for you.

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  • Flexibility And Expertise to Meet Your Needs

    Sometimes you change your mind. Sometimes providers encounter difficulties. We navigate through every situation, smoothing any bumps in the road along the way.

  • Save Time and Effort

    Make a single request. Talk with one of our project managers to ensure it's fully specified. Then, we'll do all the rest of the work for you to source the biospecimens.

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  • Reduce Your Costs

    We'll save you time, reducing your costs. In addition, our wide network of providers enables us to source biospecimens at a variety of price points, usually lower than you can find yourself.

  • Increase the likelihood of finding the samples you need

    We know that research projects have been delayed or abandoned because necessary biospecimens could not be obtained. Choosing SampleSmart to source your human biospecimens reduces the risk that this will happen to you.

Our Expertise

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Biospecimen Collection​​

We work with a wide network of pre-approved biospecimen providers in order to meet your specific sample requirements.

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Project Management​

We manage the whole process for you – from identifying providers to ordering samples to monitoring collections and shipping samples.

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Data Management​

We manage the subject and sample data for each order to ensure that you receive all of the important information you require.

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Ethics And Compliance​

We ensure that the providers we work with collect all human biospecimens with appropriate ethical approval and regulatory compliance.

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Biospecimen Collection​​

We work with a wide network of pre-approved biospecimen providers in order to meet your specific sample requirements.

project management source biospecimens computer

Project Management​

We manage the whole process for you – from identifying providers to ordering samples to monitoring collections and shipping samples.

data management source biospecimens spreadsheet computer

Data Management​

We manage the subject and sample data for each order to ensure that you receive all of the important information you require.

ethics compliance source biospecimens design

Ethics And Compliance​

We ensure that the providers we work with collect all human biospecimens with appropriate ethical approval and regulatory compliance.

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The SampleSmart
Difference

  • We have R&D Experience

    Our project managers have previous R&D experience working in both academic and industry settings. We know how important human biospecimens can be to your research, and how difficult they can be to obtain.

  • We Work Quickly

    We understand the pressure you're under to meet project deadlines. We handle every sample request with the urgency it requires, and keep you updated with our progress.

  • We get results

    Whether it's a relatively simple request, or one that requires extensive monitoring throughout the sample acquisition process, our goal is to deliver high quality biospecimens on time.

Example Biospecimen Requests

Cutting edge life science research often requires very specific biospecimen collection criteria.

We have the expertise to help you formulate the exact specifications to match your needs.

With our network of providers, we have the resources to supply even the most difficult to find samples.

blood plasma sample human biofluids

  • Healthy subjects
  • 30 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Blood collected into K2EDTA vacutainers
  • 3-4 mL plasma per subject
  • Samples shipped on dry ice
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country

ffpe tissue block drawing source human biospecimens

  • Breast cancer
  • 50 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Stage I-III
  • Any grade
  • Treated or untreated subjects
  • Surgical resections
  • > 50% tumor content
  • < 10% necrosis
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country, Diagnosis, Cancer stage (TNM), Grade, Treatments (if applicable)

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  • Lung cancer
  • 10 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • NSCLC only
  • Any stage
  • Untreated subjects only
  • ~200 mg tissue per subject
  • Samples must arrive within 24-48h of collection
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country, Diagnosis, Cancer Stage and Grade, Tissue size (mg)

swab tube human biofluids research

  • COVID-19
  • 100 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Nasal mid-turbinate samples
  • Symptomatic subjects only
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country

blood plasma sample human biofluids

  • Healthy subjects
  • 30 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Blood collected into K2EDTA vacutainers
  • 3-4 mL plasma per subject
  • Samples shipped on dry ice
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country

fresh tissue dish drawing source human biospecimens

  • Lung cancer
  • 10 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • NSCLC only
  • Any stage
  • Untreated subjects only
  • ~200 mg tissue per subject
  • Samples must arrive within 24-48h of collection
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country, Diagnosis, Cancer Stage and Grade, Tissue size (mg)

ffpe tissue block drawing source human biospecimens

  • Breast cancer
  • 50 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Stage I-III
  • Any grade
  • Treated or untreated subjects
  • Surgical resections
  • > 50% tumor content
  • < 10% necrosis
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country, Diagnosis, Cancer stage (TNM), Grade, Treatments (if applicable)

Example Biospecimen Requests

Cutting edge life science research often requires very specific biospecimen collection criteria.

We have the expertise to help you formulate the exact specifications to match your needs.

With our network of providers, we have the resources to supply even the most difficult to find samples.

blood plasma sample human biofluids

  • Healthy subjects
  • 30 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Blood collected into K2EDTA vacutainers
  • 3-4 mL plasma per subject
  • Samples shipped on dry ice
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country

ffpe tissue block drawing source human biospecimens

  • Breast cancer
  • 50 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Stage I-III
  • Any grade
  • Treated or untreated subjects
  • Surgical resections
  • > 50% tumor content
  • < 10% necrosis
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country, Diagnosis, Cancer stage (TNM), Grade, Treatments (if applicable)

fresh tissue dish drawing source human biospecimens

  • Lung cancer
  • 10 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • NSCLC only
  • Any stage
  • Untreated subjects only
  • ~200 mg tissue per subject
  • Samples must arrive within 24-48h of collection
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country, Diagnosis, Cancer Stage and Grade, Tissue size (mg)

swab tube human biofluids research

  • COVID-19
  • 100 subjects, 1 sample per subject
  • Nasal mid-turbinate samples
  • Symptomatic subjects only
  • Data: Age, Gender, Country