Human Vitreous Humor

Type:Biofluids (Other)
DISEASE FOCUS:Normal Control SamplesOphthalmology
FORMAT:Fresh (cold)Frozen
APPLICATION & SPECIALITY USES:ADME-Toxicology Products and ServicesBiomarker DiscoveryPersonalized Medicine


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The vitreous humour is a clear, gel-like fluid that is 99% water with the remainder being a mixture of collagen, proteins, salts and sugars. The fluid occupies the space between the lens and in front of the retina at the back of the eye.
Vitreous fluid has been shown to be a useful tool for understanding mediators of disease, including inflammatory molecules such as IL-6 and IL-8. Researchers are using vitreous within their drug discovery studies to look at more personalized treatment approaches based biomarkers identified within the fluid.

Features & Benefits

  • Blinded IRB and Consent available for all specimens collected under IRB approval
  • Clinical data and donor demographic data available
  • Custom processing and aliquotting options


Biohazard Info: This material should be handled as if capable of transmitting infectious agents. Please use universal precautions. No test method can provide total assurance that Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Or Other Infectious Agents are absent. Thus, all biological products that we provide should be handled at the Bio-Safety Level 2 as recommended by the CDC/NHI Manual “Biosafety In Microbiological And Biomedical Laboratories, From Potentially Infectious Human Serum Or Blood Specimens”.

For in vitro use only.