Pricing available upon request. The TPCL charges UCLA investigators a nominal fee for its services. The TPCL is purposely attempting to keep prices low so that researchers can readily have access to our services. Our goal is to further advance research without imposing a financial obstacle on the investigator. Please contact the TPCL for pricing information. Samples received by academic researchers can neither be resold nor donated to a third party without the prior express written permission from the TPCL.
Who needs IRB approval for TPCL services? All investigators utilizing non-anonymized human tissues must have IRB approval to obtain services from the TPCL. This includes all TPCL services, from tissue procurement to digital slide scanning services, and is a requirement of the UCLA IRB. Who does not need IRB approval for TPCL services? (1) Investigators using animal tissues only. (2) Investigators using completely anonymized human tissue samples. It is important to understand that anonymized samples DO NOT contain any link back to the TPCL accession number. Thus, if at a later time one wanted additional tissue from the same patient or same specimen, this could not be done. (3) Investigators exclusively using autopsy tissues, which requires approval of the UCLA Department of Pathology Director of Autopsy Services. The TPCL can help facilitate this approval.