FFPE and frozen tissue are used to study solid tissue samples.

Human FFPE Tissue Samples

The classic format of biospecimen preservation, Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks are widely used for clinical diagnostic purposes allowing easy long-term storage of crucial biomedical information.

FFPE Tissue for Research

Purchase of FFPE blocks remains a critical tissue sample source for biomedical research and golden standard for histologic analysis of surgically removed tissues.

  • Oncology: Breast, Prostate, Liver, Lung, Normal Adjacent Tissue (NAT)
  • Rheumatology: Synovium
  • Dermatology: skin cancer tissue (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma), psoriasis lesions

FFPE Tissue Bank

FFPE tissue blocks and stained tissue sections

Tumor FFPE Blocks

Unless specifically requested, our collections are composed by standard sized FFPEs of 1x1x0.5cm allowing the generation of at least 200 x 4-5µm cuts. All FFPE tumor tissues have high tumor content and low necrosis. Variations in these parameters could occur based on the nature of the diseases, tissue type and tumor heterogeneity.

Each FFPE tissue block is accompanied by detailed clinical information and pathological data. Quality control (H&E staining) is performed on 100% of FFPE samples by a pathologist.

Laboratory Services for FFPE Tissue Samples

Upon request, Audubon Bioscience can provide additional testing of FFPE specimens which include:

  • Extended pathology review with a description of the requested FFPE tissue sample features, DNA and RNA isolation
  • Preparation of stained/non-stained histological FFPE slides (regular and adhesive slide format)
  • Preparation of serial FFPE tissue section samples
  • Preparation of FFPE curls (scrolls)
  • Digital pathology images of micro specimens
  • Immunohistochemical testing of various levels of complexity
  • Molecular-genetic analysis (FISH method)
  • Gene mutation analysis by PCR or NGS
  • Flow cytometry
FFPE tissue block and H&E stained slide

Shipping of FFPE Tissues

Our FFPE tissue curls, slides and blocks stored and shipped at room temperature.

We take extra care when organizing our shipments to ensure that your FFPE samples will arrive to you at their best condition.

We are committed to organizing your collections and delivering your samples in the most convenient manner for you and we take into account any specific requirements you might have.

Request a Quote

Contact us to discuss your specific project requirements or to request a quote and order FFPE blocks, sections, curls and scrolls.

  • Ethically sourced FFPE tissue samples
  • Extensive clinical history and follow up information
  • Comprehensive pathology report
  • Laboratory service support

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