TISSUE PROJECT TIPS

Organizing a Successful Porcine Tissue Project

 

What are tissue specifications? 

If you have specific tissue collection requirements (i.e. traceability, preparation protocol, collection time, preservation technique, etc.) it may be difficult to find a provider that meets all of your criteria. Utilizing a specialized tissue provider, such as Tissue Source, is your best option for Custom Tissue. If you do not have specific requirements then perhaps a Standard Tissue will work for you. Tissue Source’s knowledgeable staff will analyze your collection needs and provide potential options to maximize your purchase value.

Do you know your animal constraints? 

Have you considered breed, age or weight of the animal? If these factors are important to your outcome, make sure to specify an acceptable range for Custom Animal requirements. If not, request Standard Animals for the most cost-effective option.  

How many samples do you require?

How often will you need tissue? Do you require a specific number of samples to be collected over a particular time period? Discounts may be available for contractual recurring orders. Purchase orders may be required before the order can be scheduled.

How quickly do you need the samples?

Prospective collections can be scheduled within ten days if the existing specifications and purchase order are already in place. However, new tissue orders may take some time as clarification of specifications, acquisition of appropriate age/weight animals, and purchase of requested packaging and shipping items may be required. Depending on the complexity of your request, it may take several weeks before your collection can be scheduled. It is always best to inquire early!

Shipping method:

Tissues are collected and shipped the same day the animal is sacrificed, using overnight commercial delivery. You may also use your own private courier for pick-up and delivery if desired.

Traceability:

Identify the level of animal and tissue traceability requirements you need to ensure consistent outcome and yield. Based on your preferences you may select Custom or Standard options.

     Custom Animals - Requirements are tailored to the clients’ specific requirements with identifiable information and traceability details.

     Standard Animals - Market animals with no identifiable information and have no traceability details.

     Custom Tissue - Tissue is collected, processed and shipped according to the client tissue requirements.

     Standard Tissue - Tissue is collected, processed and shipped as determined by Tissue Source with no tissue traceability to animal.

Tissue Source’s knowledgeable staff will analyze your collection needs and provide potential options to maximize your purchase value.