Tissue Access for Patient Benefit (TAPb)
We aim to facilitate the pathway for access, storage, use and transfer of human organs, cells and tissue between clinical centres within UCL Partners, academic groups in UCL, other universities, hospitals, medical researcher and biotechnology companies, to enhance the ability for researchers to access the materials they need. Alongside this, researcher will be able to exchange information and access guides on regulatory, ethics and practical issues concerning access, transfer and use of this type of material. These guides will be video and documents format, based on talks at organised events given by experts in the relevant fields.
- Cell culture
- Immunohistochemistry - scoring
- Immunohistochemistry - staining
- Tissue micro array creation
- Nucleic acid extraction
- Fit and well
- Primary biliary cirrhosis (disorder)
Bespoke collection capabilities:
- Carcinoma in situ of liver
- Fit and well
- Malignant neoplasm of liver
- Scientist.com Our collaboration with UK CRC TCC is to simplify and improve the access to human biosamples. We understand that it is vital that a Biobank has fully visibility to the research organisation, the researcher to be conducted and control who samples are provided to. As such we have built our platform specifically to address these requirements. Through the platform a biobank can get immediate access to: • A contract specifically designed for the provision of biospecimens that has been accepted by all our clients and results in a direct contractual relationship between the researcher and biobank. • Access to our COMPLi functionality to simplify and speed up the process to work with researchers • Access to a dedicated team to support your biobank in responding to request. • A cost neutral solution to support sustainability within the biobank community. Our work supporting the provision of human biospecimens began in 2014 and since then we have launched our COMPLi™ functionality to support and facilitate over 6500 projects, involving the sourcing of human samples, by removing the administrative burden whilst supporting sustainability within Biobanks. Our aim is to facilitate direct, controlled interactions between the sources of samples and researchers that results in a direct contractual relationship and supports the required level of transparency needed by both parties. If you are interested in joining the platform please do not hesitate to get in touch. Background Founded in 2007, Scientist.com is the world's leading and fastest-growing marketplace for outsourced scientific services and human biological samples. Scientist.com significantly simplifies research by saving time and money and providing easy access to innovative tools and technologies - while maintaining full compliance with an organization’s procurement policies be that researcher or provider. We operate private marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH); other clients include large and small biotechnology companies, academic researchers and citizen scientists.
Royal Free Hospital
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