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Requesting tissue

Access to human tissue and/or data is open to all biomedical researchers from academia, the NHS, and private health organisations both in the UK and abroad.

We provide a wide variety of tissues from Ethically Approved sources including healthy volunteers, recently deceased, and through surplus therapeutic intervention. 

Tissues can be accessed in a number of formats including:

  • Fresh Tissue
  • Snap Frozen Tissue
  • FFPE Pathology Blocks
  • OCT Embedded Tissue and microscopy sections
  • Isolated Primary Cells
  • Subcellular Fractions
  • Protein Extracts

Tissue data is collected, stored and supplied by Ethical Tissue.  All data provided with samples is coded with the same anonymising code on the donor consent form, no personal data is provided. A minimal dataset is supplied with all tissue samples which may include age, gender, ethnicity and medical history.

A formal application process exists when requesting tissue to ensure thorough records of its use are recodred and that it will be used ethically.

All our tissue samples are available to search in our Tissue Database.