Services & Samples

Services & Samples

NLDB offers researchers and their collaborators two types of services:

Biobanking services

NLDB provides shipping, processing, storage, and retrieval of biological samples on a cost recovery basis for Investigators. Our capabilities and protocols are flexible and customizable to your individual project to ensure the samples collected are the samples you need.

We support both scheduled and unscheduled collections. It provides a “hostelling service for researchers who require a facility to process and store their biospecimens, for the duration of their projects.

A scheduled collections includes harvesting biospecimens i.e. tissue, blood, urine, faecal, buccal swab etc.

An unscheduled collection includes regular collections of samples from consenting donors from different collaborative centres. These samples are processed and stored with demographic, clinical and follow up data at NLDB.

Our storage facility is highly secure with access logging, security cameras, temperature/environmental monitoring, and freezers connected to the cloud based alert system. Ownership is retained by the Investigators who collected the sample; only they can authorize retrieval from our facility.

We offer extensive temperature ranges at one facility to accommodate your exact temperature requirements:

  • Ambient (18°C to 25°C)
  • Cold Room/Refrigerated (+2°C to 8°C)
  • Standard Deep Freezers (-20°C)
  • Ultra-Low/Ultra-Cold Freezer (-80°C to -95°C)
  • Vapour Phase Liquid Nitrogen (-135°C to -196°C)

Researcher from academic institutions may send requests to NLDB to provide biosamples in the form of – blood samples, plasma, serum, saliva, urine, DNA & RNA from liver disease tissues and adjacent normal tissue samples of high quality.

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Research Analytical services

Researchers can access our following research services for their research.

  • Sample storage, rental spaces for research projects, clinical trials, epidemiological studies
  • Processing/ storage of samples
  • Providing Customized datasets
  • Offering molecular and proteomic analysis
  • Performing custodial collection services.
  • Providing pathology validation services
  • Offering customized collection and/or processing services in the areas of DNA/RNA expression profiling
  • Genotyping
  • NGS
  • Microarrays
  • Mutational analysis
  • DNA/RNA Extraction
  • FACS
  • cytopathology
  • Intellectual services
  • Translational Histopathology
  • Human & Animal Tissue Processing
  • Tissue grossing and processing (for fresh and fixed tissues)
  • Paraffin and OCT embedding
  • Preparation of tissue slides (paraffin blocks, OCT blocks, frozen tissues)
  • Preparation of human tissue TMA (FFPE)
  • Clinical trial tissue processing (standard and custom protocols)
  • Human and Animal Tissue Analysis
  • H&E and special stains
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC), standard protocols.
  • Development of custom IHC protocols.
  • Digital pathology: high-resolution whole slide scan, image analysis
  • Proteomics biomarker studies

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