Biorepository & Sample Access

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Access more than 2.5 million sample aliquots for research, from more than 50,000 donor-recipient pairs

The successful development of cell or gene therapies depends on a solid foundation of research. With access to more than 2.5 million consented sample aliquots to support research and commercial therapy development, our experts can provide the most complete stem cell transplant-related data available.

Our Research Sample Repository contains consented blood and PBMC samples collected from all unrelated allogeneic stem cell transplants facilitated throughout the last 30 years by our parent company, the National Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match®, in addition to samples from related stem cell transplants from the past decade. All samples contain longitudinal clinical data collected by our research partner, the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®).

Access clinically relevant data and samples based on unique therapy specifications, including:
  • HLA-characterized samples with detailed demographics; subsets include additional genetic typing data (e.g., KIR) and donor infectious disease markers (e.g., HIV, EBV, CMV)
  • Adult normal donor samples
  • Paired recipient/donor/cord blood unit samples from related and unrelated stem cell therapies
  • Complete, validated clinical outcomes data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database (SCTOD) administered by the CIBMTR

The following sample types can be requested for research:

  • Whole blood
  • Cryopreserved whole blood
  • Plasma
  • Blood spotted on filter paper
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)—viable and non-viable
  • B-Lymphoblastoid cell lines (B-LCL)—viable and non-viable
  • Granulocytes
  • Serum
  • DNA
  • Whole genome amplified DNA
Our biorepository facility provides correlative research, sample collection, storage and analysis. Technicians are specially trained to:
  • Collect, process and store patient samples according to therapy-specific protocol requirements
  • Retrieve on demand and distribute requested samples
  • Facilitate centralized laboratory testing services and results reporting