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Source BioScience Newsletter

Source BioScience are an international provider of integrated state of the art Laboratory Services and Products.

Source BioScience has been providing high quality, remote diagnostic reporting and screening services to the NHS since 1999 from our CPA accredited laboratories in Nottingham. 

Serving a variety of markets, our multidisciplinary expertise includes:

  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Genomics
  • Controlled environment storage
  • Proteomics
  • Drug discovery & development research
  • Analytical testing services

Through our highly accredited, state of the art facilities, coupled with renowned consultant pathologists and dedicated scientists, we deliver a cutting edge Full Histopathology Services, Reproductive and Personal Health Services and Reference Laboratory Testing Services for cancer and other diseases to the NHS and Private Healthcare Providers.

Source BioScience currently supplies the NHS with over 1.6 million cervical cancer screening and laboratory testing kits and collects, processes and reports over 120,000 samples for STI testing, over 60,000 laboratory cases for oncology diagnostics and over 1.0 million samples for DNA analysis per annum.

Supporting the Healthcare System

Source Bioscience is proud to support the healthcare system with the following services:

1.  Full Histopathology Services

Source BioScience offers four service options to enable you to select the service that best meets your needs.

Histopathology Service

A complete, customised service for the cut-up, processing and reporting of wet surgical specimens, blocks and pre-prepared slides from our CPA accredited laboratories.  This provides access to specialist diagnostic histopathology expertise including primary diagnosis and second opinion services.

This service offers reliable, flexible and cost effective short to long-term support for histopathology departments providing short-term cover for holidays and staff sickness through to long-term contracts.  This service draws on our expertise and the expertise of more than 60 of the leading RCPath and GMC registered specialist consultant pathologists.

Histopathology Managed Service

A comprehensive and unique managed service model based on our shared goals and alignment with your Trust mission.  Fundamentally different to the usual customer-supplier relationship, Source BioScience will provide you with a tailored service to support you throughout the contract to help achieve your business needs, provide your laboratories with scalable solutions and continue to deliver exceptional clinical diagnostic services.

Histopathology Managed Service Plus

In addition to the benefits of our Histopathology Managed Service, the Managed Service Plus offers:

  • Integration with the pathology department leadership team
  • Facilities Management
  • Logistical Support
  • Result and data transfer through our IT service solution with IgSoc and N3 accreditation
  • Business Development Services
  • Marketing Services
  • On-site Coordinator
  • Service Development

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Source BioScience have 9 fully accredited Histopathology, Molecular Pathology, Genomics and Clinical Research Laboratories across the world with an extensive team of HCPC registered Biomedical and Clinical Scientists.

In case of a catastrophic event in which the whole or any part of your Histopathology, Molecular Pathology, Genomics and Clinical Research service would become unavailable (e.g. flood, fire) we would ensure that your requirements are met with resilience through a contingency plan we would have agreed and put in place as part of our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Service.

We are able to receive and process all surgical Histopathology, Molecular Pathology, Genomics and Clinical Research specimens and within agreed turnaround times to ensure you meet your service level agreements.

Our approach is simple, yet distinguishes us from every other histopathology provider in the UK.  By working in collaboration with you, as your strategic, operational and clinical partner we provide a fully rounded solution which will meet the needs of your histopathology service.  We will support you every step of the way to realise your goals and mission.

2.  Reference Laboratory Testing Services

With an unparalleled combination of expertise in histopathology and cytology and coupled with the latest molecular diagnostics, we are in a unique position to support the need for specialist diagnostic services.

We provide immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunocytochemistry (ICC) assays, in situ hybridisation (ISH) and circulating tumour cell (CTC) enumeration, in addition to a broad portfolio of gene-based assays and mutation status testing including KRAS, which is provided free of charge to all NHS customers.

A number of the molecular diagnostic tests are companion tests for approved cancer drugs. These tests are available to PharmaBiotech clients in support of patient therapy, clinical trials and clinical research projects. We offer most of these tests in multiple formats, using different technologies, to accommodate the client's regulatory and budgetary requirements.

Some of our reference laboratory tests include the following:



Blood analysis



Her2 IHC
















Her2 IHC


Her2 ISH and FISH 














KIT mutation status

Mutation status 








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Source BioScience can provide you with a fully flexible service for your requirements.  We would be delighted to arrange a visit to our Nottingham facility for anyone to tour the laboratories, demonstrate our services and answer any questions you may have.

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