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Fresh human PBMCs

Cambridge Bioscience has a close collaboration with Research Donors, a London-based clinic, dedicated to the collection and processing of human whole blood for research purposes. Research Donors is a HTA licenced, ISO 9001 2015 certified establishment with Research Ethics (REC) approval as a Research Tissue bank, as well as participating in the UK NEQAS QA scheme.

Our fresh human PBMC collection service provides researchers with high-viability PBMC, isolated within 5 hours of blood collection using the standard Ficoll density gradient centrifugation method.

Delivery is available on the same or next day after collection (depending on location), offering researchers access to fresh human PBMCs whenever their research demands. With blood collections based on each researchers’ specific needs, the choice of volume, anticoagulant, shipment temperature and blood group is yours. We are now also able to offer HLA typing on request.

Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are a heterogenous mix of white blood cells each having a round nucleus. PBMCs are widely used in research and provide a useful tool for studying a broad range of immune responses in vitro.

Benefits of our PBMC service
• Same day or overnight delivery of fresh PBMC across Europe
• Guaranteed processing within 5 hours of collection of blood
• Specific donor and processing protocol requests accommodated
• Chilled or ambient delivery temperature
• Large donor pool
• Comprehensive donor information provided
• Serology screening prior to dispatch
• Samples fully consented including for genetic analysis and commercial research purposes
• HLA typing available on request

Full resumption of service

Research Donors have fully resumed their blood collection service for all researchers. If you are experiencing blood sourcing challenges, please contact our blood specialists to discuss your requirements.

Donor COVID-19 testing now available

Research Donors are now able to offer optional donor COVID-19 qPCR testing to detect nucleic acids from SARS-CoV-2 and rapid qualitative immunoassay testing to detect SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies. Contact our blood specialists to find out more.

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Contact our blood specialists
To request a quote or find out more, please contact our blood specialists

These products are for research use only and not for any diagnostic, therapeutic, human or animal use. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have necessary licensing and ethics approvals in place for the use and storage of any human tissue related material supplied by Cambridge Bioscience.