BenTech Biotechnology Services (BenTech) became part of Bloodworks in 2016 – expanding and enhancing the range of products and services Bloodworks provides to medical research and biotech institutions of all sizes – from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 2005, BenTech services include donor recruitment and program management, blood collection, specialized cell processing and selection, frozen cell banking, and execution of customized protocols for research purposes. BenTech also offers consulting services.
Whole Blood Products and Donor Program
BenTech has an independent donor pool of healthy, reliable blood donors, managed by an IRB approved protocol and consent process.
We have capabilities to customize our whole blood draws to use lot or catalog number-specific anticoagulant, tubes, syringes, or any other products required, and we specialize in customizing normal controls draws to mimic clinical studies. Please contact us for more information regarding special draw requirements.
Healthy donors can be selected to fit certain criteria, and recalled for longitudinal studies. BenTech has a database of donor demographic data, including information such as high resolution HLA typing, CMV status and other donor selection criteria.
BenTech has capabilities to isolate any cell type(s) from whole blood up to 500mL, cord blood units, or 1/4 to a full leuko pack, using positive or negative isolation techniques with a magnetic bead system. Cells are drawn, processed, and delivered to the Seattle area in the same day, or shipped fresh or frozen overnight.
Customized selection protocols and strategies can be established to fit project needs. Years of experience allow BenTech to consult to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness. QC is performed for all processed cells to guarantee sterility, viability, and purity, providing detailed report following the cell delivery.
For pre-clinical assays, BenTech has machines and reagents that are FDA approved as IDE and IND.
BenTech maintains a frozen cell bank of PBMCs and Isolated cell types.
We have high resolution HLA and purity data for all frozen cells.
BenTech maintains a donor pool, so most frozen cells can be used to screen donors, who can be recalled for special projects.
In addition to the frozen cell bank, customized freezing services can be applied to large or small cell orders and can be performed according needs of the researcher.
Bloodworks Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
BenTech Biotechnology Services provides samples of blood and other body tissues to researchers working to learn how cells, genes, the body’s chemistry and systems change in health and disease.
BenTech is seeking out willing and healthy volunteers to provide blood samples for research projects at various research institutions.
Volunteers will be screened and entered into a pool to be called on as needs arise. Volunteers may be asked to donate samples many times, depending on research needs.
Volunteers are paid for time and inconvenience.
Samples are collected at: 1551 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information, email DonorProgram@bloodworksnw.org
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