Biosample Sourcing

An internally sponsored observational clinical trial (BioCytics 0001) allows Carolina BioOncology Institute clinical staff to collect healthy donor and patient material for downstream use. HAL processing specialists employ both manual and automated controlled-rate freezing processes to ensure the proper preservation of your valuable biospecimens. In addition to extensive cryostorage space, specialists can also thaw both microtubes and bagged specimens using a best-in-class controlled-rate thawing device.

The Human Applications Lab offers blood product from healthy donors, cancer patients (solid tumor only), and convalescent COVID-19 patients. Metastatic fluid and fine needle aspirates (FNA) from solid tumor patients are available upon special request. Please see the figure below for an illustrated breakdown of recent apheresis products by tumor type: