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Why THB’s Model works

Our team of experts facilitates the whole process of accessing biospecimens

Key nº1 

Our team of experts 

At THB we share the benefits of scientists interacting with scientists. Our team of PhD-qualified project managers are experts in biobanking, biospecimen assays, and biomarker development. This expertise helps foster time-saving insightful discussions that define project specifications to ensure your biospecimen needs are met, down to the finest details.

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Key Nº2 

Our proven search strategy 

Step 1

We carefully assess the parameters of your biospecimen and associated data requirements

Step 2

We locate the right biospecimen sources and proceed with a timely and efficient feasibility study

Step 3a

We discuss Biobank Options with you

Step 3b

We may orchestrate a teleconference between you and the biobank to discuss any specific scientific or technical details

Step 4

We ensure the samples and associated data arrive at your specified location within required delays

Key Nº3 

Our worldwide network of biospecimen providers 

At THB we’ve established lasting and trusted partnerships with a worldwide network of academic biobanks, hospitals and clinical sites specialized in various medical fields. In addition, THB boasts a proprietary requirements database of over 2000 providers that can help meet some more challenging requests.

Key Nº4 

Our efficient contractual process 

Timing in biospecimen procurement is a key factor in deciding on a biospecimen provider. Delays generated by the contractual process between parties can jeopardize an entire research project.

Over 150 leading academic, hospital, and clinical site based biospecimen providers have entered into a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Trans-Hit Bio and agreed upon our umbrella Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) template. Our templates have already been reviewed and accepted by the legal departments of many biopharmaceutical companies and have saved months of delays and administrative work.

Key Nº5 

Our commitment to transparency 

At THB, we take the need for transparency very seriously.  Industry partners procuring biospecimen samples are informed of the samples’ source and our partnered biobanks are informed of who the end-users are and to what end the samples will be employed. Our unique transparency-based model enables us to:

  • Reduce the risk of duplicate samples: By knowing where the samples are from, the risk of receiving duplicate samples from multiple providers that reach to the same sources is illuminated. THB has spared many research projects the ensuing loss of time, effort, and money.
  • Directly connect with the experts behind the biospecimen collection: We orchestrate teleconference calls and potential site visits to discuss any scientific or technical details. Clarity is key to a successful procurement of biospecimen samples.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards: Donor samples need be traceable to be truly ethical, which is why transparency is a requirement for hospital and academic-based biobanks.

See our publications about traceability