Creative Bioarray has extensive expertise in the procurement of human
samples and has the unique advantage in provide a comprehensive approach
to meet your research needs.
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Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens are mainly used by the medical community and researchers to
preserve biopsy samples in formaldehyde and then embed them into paraffin wax blocks. This process preserves the proteins
and structures of the tissue. After storing it into a block, thin slices of the FFPE block can be made and is then mounted on a
microscope slide to enable examination.
FFPE is a great commodity to the research and medical field as it is an inexpensive and easy way to store and archive tissue
specimens. It also maintains the integrity of the specimen for a long period of time and can therefore be used retrospectively
in many studies, reducing the time required to track down specific tissues that fit the research criteria.
At Creative Bioarray, all FFPE tissue specimens are collected by certified medical pathologists under the approval of IRB.
Tissues are fixed in 10% neutral-buffered formalin for 30 to 60 minutes after surgical resection. Fixing agents and embedding
media can be customized upon request. Standard-sized FFPE tissue can produce at least 500 x 4-5µm cuts. The collection of
all samples is in full compliance with regulatory standards and best-practice guidelines. From resection to storage to
shipment, each specimen is handle