LifeSpan has established extensive tissue resources in order to support its contract research services and protein localization databases. These resources include a massive internal collection of over 2 million tissue specimens, normal and diseased tissue microarrays, and a network of commercial and academic partners that can fulfill custom tissue requests. To ensure availability of the most commonly requested tissues, LifeSpan has prioritized its tissue procurement efforts on the most prominent Therapeutic Area Tissues
, such as CNS, metabolic disorders, and inflammatory disease. By combining these resources with expertise in pathology, tissue quality control, and immunohistochemistry, LifeSpan can provide full service localization profiling, without requiring the client to source difficult to obtain reagents. [LifeSpan Tissues] [LifeSpan TMAs] [Supplied Tissues] [Tissue Procurement] LifeSpan's In-House Tissue Bank
With more than 2 million formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples, LifeSpan has one of the largest on-site collections of normal and diseased human tissues in the industry. This resource provides LifeSpan with the range of samples necessary to pinpoint gene expression specific to a given disease and stage. LifeSpan's tissue bank is comprised of tissues from all major organ systems, including samples representing more than 1,500 diagnostic categories. Specimens are in the form of both formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens as well as fresh frozen. In addition to human tissues, LifeSpan has gathered a comprehensive collection of normal primate specimens, as well as other specimens from common animal models such as mouse, rat, and dog.Therapeutic Area Tissues
By focusing our efforts on maintaining an inventory of major therapeutic area tissues, LifeSpan ensures its ability to quickly satisfy the needs of its drug discovery clients. For each therapeutic area, the following lists of commonly requested normal and diseased tissues have been defined. LifeSpan endeavors to maintain an inventory of these tissues, or has established relationships through which they can be obtained. These materials are available for inclusion in contract research studies but are not representative of the entire LifeSpan collection. Many other tissue types and diseases are also available from LifeSpan's vast tissue repository.