Prospective Procurement Formats

Prospective collections allow clients to customize every element to best fit their research needs. Get the tissue or fluid you need, collected and processed how you want. Biofluids and tissue from elective research biopsies or resected remnant tissue can be delivered fresh in media within 24 hours.Our experienced team members work with scientists to design the best media/collection kits based on the end use of the tissue or fluids. 


For prospective collections of biofluids, Folio can design a custom procurement utilizing your unique collection protocol and collection kits. Our IRB protocols allow us to collect volumes up to 40 mL in any tube type (K2EDTA, Lithium Heparin, Sodium Citrate, etc). Samples can be delivered fresh or processed and frozen on-site before shipping. Whole blood processing can be done in our CLIA laboratory to produce buffy coat, serum, PBMCs, etc. Biofluids are also available in matched sets with FFPE and Frozen Tissue. Folio can collect whole blood, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, urine, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, and more. For further description, read more here

Fresh Tissue

Folio's clinical network is able to collect and deliver fresh samples, using custom collection protocols and kits to best further your research. Samples are collected either as elective research biopsies or remnant tissue from resections. Folio utilizes trained U.S. medical couriers to ensure confidential delivery of fresh tissue and biofluids, overnight and directly to the client. Folio has become the industry leader in fresh procurement services, delivering fresh biospecimens to scientists quickly and reliably. See INDICATIONS below for the top cancer and disease fresh tissue indications.

Frozen Tissue

Prospective procurement allows researchers the option of receiving tissue fresh frozen or embedded in OCT at first freeze. Samples are collected either as elective research biopsies, remnant tissue from resections, or post-mortem donations. All Folio frozen shipments are insured and shipped on dry ice.


Folio Biosciences has an extensive procurement network that is used for custom collections of biospecimens. Our partners include 30-50 U.S. hospitals, all of which are IRB compliant and work closely with Folio to ensure the highest quality of collection. These clinical partners cover all therapeutic areas and all major indications.

  • Cancer

    Cancer research and tumor biology projects are the most common disease related area of study for our clients. Below is a list of top cancer types for procurement.

    • Bladder
    • Breast
    • CRC
    • Endometrial
    • Gastric
    • Head and Neck
    • Kidney (RCC)
    • Lung (NSCLC)
    • Lymphoma
    • Melanoma
    • Pancreatic
    • Prostate

  • Disease

    The following is a list of top disease indications for custom procurment. This is not an exhaustive list.

    • Arthritis
    • Atopic Dermatitis
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Diverticulosis
    • Psoriasis
    • Ulcerative Colitis