Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic condition that affects pigmentation in some areas skin due to melanocytes becoming inactive and not producing melanin in these patches. The cause of this autoimmune disease is not known but can be hereditary, environmental or stress-induced. Tissue Solutions can support your research by collecting and processing lesional or non-lesional punch biopsies from fully consented vitiligo donors to suit your project specifications. Tissue Solutions’ punch biopsy samples include the epidermis, dermis, and superficial subcutaneous fat layers that are suitable for a variety of cosmetic and pharmaceutical research and primary cell isolations. Fresh samples are shipped in the recommended medium on the same day of collection. Please contact us to discuss your project requirements or request a quote today.

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Description

We can provide vitiligo skin samples with the following criteria and specifications:

 

Sample Types Skin biopsies can be taken from a lesional and non-lesional area of the skin.

2 x Skin biopsies maximum per donor.

Size 3-5mm punch biopsy.
Clinical Data Standard Demographics, Clinical Diagnosis confirmation, Scoring information, Treatment & Medical History*, Serology results*, HLA Data*.
Associated Samples* Blood, Plasma, Serum, Biofluids, Buccal swabs and Cells.

 

*Available upon request

Additional information

Format

Fresh, Frozen, FFPE, OCT