Conversant Bio is committed to providing researchers with the samples they need to advance drug discovery for some of the nation's leading indications in Cancer, Autoimmune, Diabetes, and Multiple Slerosis, among others. Through our diverse network of partner clinics we are often able to identify patients based on specific and customized demographic and clinical information criteria targeted specifically to researchers' needs. Some examples of the indications seen most often in our sites are below, but the list is not exclusive. Please contact us to see if we can target patients with the disease and sample focus you require.
Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die. There are many different kinds of cancer. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue.
Hematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Hematology includes the study of blood diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, and coagulation. Some common hematological conditions include sickle-cell, thalassemia, methemoglobinemia, and myelodysplastic syndrome, just to name a few. Hematology also includes studies in oncology.
Autoimmune diseases arise from an inappropriate immune response of thebody against substances and tissues normally present in the body. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen or foreign body and attacks the body's own cells. This may be restricted to certain organs or involve specific tissue in various parts of the body.
Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air, soil and water. There are 4 main kinds of germs: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Protozoa. Vaccines, proper hand washing and medicines can help prevent infections. Conversant Bio has access to patient populations with MRSA and Staff among others.
Cardio & Metabolic
Cardio & Metabolic diseases are conditions that put people at risk for heart disease and diabetes. The conditions include high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high triglycerides, low HDL, and obesity. Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Chemicals in your digestive system break the food parts down into sugars and acids, the body's fuel. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. Patients can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally. Diabetes is an example. Conversant Bio has access to Diabetes patients and other metabolic disorders.
Central Nervous System
Central Nervous System integrates information from, and coordinates the activity of, all parts of the body. CNS diseases can affect the spinal cord or brain. Conversant Bio has access to Meningitis, Alzheimer's, Huntingdon's, ADHD, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis patients.
Pregnancy Related Samples
Cord Blood can be used for research to improve treatment for future patients. Cord blood comes from a newborn baby's umbilical cord and placenta. It contains potentially lifesaving cells called stem cells. (These are different from embryonic stem cells). Cord blood stem cells, like stem cells from bone marrow, can be used to treat some cancers, immune deficiency diseases, metabolic disorders, and inherited disorders such as sickle cell anemia. Conversant Bio has access to cord blood and placenta.
Skin is the largest organ of your body. It is, in terms of both weight, between 6 and 9 pounds, and surface area, about 2 square yards. Your skin separates the inside of your body from the outside world. It protects from bacteria and viruses, helps sense the outside world, and regulates body temperature. Conditions that irritate, clog or inflame your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause dermatitis, hives, and other skin conditions.
Other Diseases Areas
Conversant Bio adds disease capabilities often, so contact us to see if we have samples you don't see here.
Conversant Bio has access to a demographically diverse normal patient population to serve as controls for your research.