ICS – being a spe­cial­ist depart­ment of in.vent Diag­nos­ti­ca GmbH – has access to clin­i­cal sam­ples of high­est qual­i­ty and cus­tomis­abil­i­ty. in.vent Diag­nos­ti­ca has 25 years of expe­ri­ence in the field of human bio­ma­te­r­i­al pro­cure­ment and ful­ly sup­plies our study ser­vice with top priority.

We are not only a biobank, hav­ing over 300,000 sam­ples with defined clin­i­cal back­ground in stock. We are also capa­ble of active­ly sourc­ing sam­ples with exact spec­i­fi­ca­tions, which is an essen­tial pre­req­ui­site for a suc­cess­ful clin­i­cal per­for­mance study. All our col­lec­tions are approved by insti­tu­tion­al review boards and gov­ern­men­tal author­i­ties.

in.vent Study centre

Ben­e­fit­ing from our com­pa­ny-owned study cen­tre, we can freely adapt process­es accord­ing to your needs. We have com­plete con­trol over pre-ana­lyt­i­cal con­di­tions, entail­ing max­i­mum reli­a­bil­i­ty of clin­i­cal data.

Our study cen­tre is opti­mised for col­lec­tion of blood, plas­ma, serum, urine, stool, and res­pi­ra­to­ry swabs, cov­er­ing the most com­mon sam­ple types in in vit­ro diagnostics.

A study site must be fit­ting for the intend­ed pur­pose of the device. In case our com­pa­ny-owned study cen­tre is not an opti­mal choice for a spe­cif­ic device, we can rely on our exten­sive glob­al net­work of physi­cians, med­ical prac­tices, and hos­pi­tals. All our col­lab­o­ra­tions are based on a ser­vice-lev­el agree­ment and bound to con­fi­den­tial­i­ty. The­ses inter­na­tion­al part­ner­ships allow our study ser­vices to cov­er IVDs from all med­ical fields, includ­ing med­ical indi­ca­tions that can bare­ly be found in the EU.

Global network

Prospective collections

IVDR arti­cle 57.2 states: „Where appro­pri­ate, per­for­mance stud­ies shall be per­formed in cir­cum­stances sim­i­lar to the nor­mal con­di­tions of use of the device.“ For the major­i­ty of IVDs, this means that prospec­tive sam­ple sourc­ing with the actu­al tar­get pop­u­la­tion of the device is legal­ly required. Our pro­cure­ment experts will design sam­pling projects that strict­ly fol­low the intend­ed pur­pose of your device, even col­lab­o­ra­tions with new clin­i­cal part­ners, if necessary.

When­ev­er pos­si­ble, we rec­om­mend using left­over or resid­ual sam­ples for diag­nos­tic stud­ies, as this is by far the most eco­nom­i­cal way to gen­er­ate clin­i­cal data. We have a team of experts in place sole­ly for the pro­cure­ment of left­over sam­ples so that you can rely on ver­i­fi­able back­ground infor­ma­tion and appro­pri­ate stor­age and trans­port con­di­tions at a very com­pet­i­tive price.

Leftover samples