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Human buffy coat

Cambridge Bioscience has a close collaboration with Research Donors, London-based clinic dedicated to the collection and processing of human blood for research purposes. esearch 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 buffy coats are prepared according to each researcher's exact requirements, with delivery available on the same or next day after collection, offering access to human buffy coat whenever your research demands.

Buffy coat is prepared by the centrifugation of anticoagulated whole blood and it consists of a concentrated suspension of white blood cells and platelets. It is frequently used to isolate PBMCs and other specific white blood cell populations.
Buffy coat
Benefits of our human blood buffy coat service
• Same day delivery possible in south of UK or overnight delivery across Europe
• Specific donor/protocol requests accommodated
• Choice of anticoagulant and storage device
• 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

Fresh blood collection service resumption

Our blood collection service is currently operating as normal, with additional measures in place to ensure safe donor transport to and from the donation clinic. Please contact our blood specialists for more information and to request a quotation.

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.


Contact our team of 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.