While large companies have built internal specialist teams and relationships with major national initiatives to solve this problem, SMEs can struggle to access consented patient samples.
We can help:
- find consented samples for R&D projects
- set up contracts, MTAs, DTAs, etc. with sample owners
- form collaborations across multiple companies to acquire prospective rare or high value samples
- work on national policy questions around access to samples
Signposting and connecting
We have developed a strong understanding of the UK-wide capabilities in medicines discovery, so we can help you find the right partner or supplier that can deliver what you need. And we won’t charge for doing so.
Contracted fee-for-service projects
If we work together on a project that requires significant input from us, we’ll need to charge you for any costs incurred (due to state aid rules) – we’ll agree this upfront before starting the work.
“The Medicines Discovery Catapult provided guidance around fair pricing for clinical trial samples, our cost recovery model and signposted us to additional resources to support setting up commercial access agreements. This was extremely useful as we look to facilitate access to the biobank and database for this valuable collection.”
Rebecca Elliott, Senior Project Manager, The University of Manchester
“I recently ordered a set of DNA samples through the Medicines Discovery Catapult and Tissue Solutions collaboration. The two Project Managers involved were very responsive and kept me informed throughout the process. I am pleased with the high quality samples I have received, and am already looking to order more samples from them again.”
Dr Jacqueline Chan, Head of Oncology, Oxford Gene Technology