Connecting biopharmas with the right preclinical cancer models and CRO partners

Find the right preclinical cancer model and CRO partner for your next project

Through our world-leading preclinical cancer models directory and CRO partner network, we can connect you with the right cancer model for your research.

Quick and easy model searching

We make model searching hassle-free so you can spend more time focusing on your research.

The latest models and specialist CROs at your fingertips

Connect with CROs around the world and access new models and technologies in one place.

Confidence in your model selection

Our independent experts collect all the data you need to make an informed decision.

Our services

Repositive Subscription Package

What is it?

A tailored, subscription-based package for researchers looking for preclinical cancer models. It is a combination of:

Illustration: Current drug discovery landscape is complex

  • Our Cancer Model Scout (CMS) report service, which is a bespoke model search conducted by our expert team, across our extended CRO network
  • 24/7 access to our beta Cancer Models Platform, a database with over 8000 preclinical cancer models from across our 25 partnered CROs/model vendors

What is included in the subscription?

Our subscription packages are available at 3 levels:

  • Bronze – 1 CMS search, with 6 months access to our Cancer Models Platform
  • Silver - 4 CMS searches, with 12 months access to our Cancer Models Platform
  • Gold - 10 CMS searches, with 12 months access to our Cancer Models Platform

Each Cancer Model Scout search also includes a bioinformatics report, with technical details of the work performed. The silver and gold level subscriptions also provide the option for a free data refresh every 6 months, where we will update the results of your model search based on any new data we find.

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How does it work?

Following purchase of a subscription, we will organise an onboarding call with you to set your team up with access to our beta Cancer Models Platform, which you will have unlimited access to for the duration of your subscription. We will also introduce you to your designated customer support contact, who can help you get the most out of your Repositive subscription and answer any questions you might have.

When you decide you want to perform a Cancer Model Scout search, we will send you a CMS request form, which you can fill out with details of your cancer model requirements, including your model type(s), molecular data and/or treatment information of interest. Based on a well-defined scope of your needs, we then conduct a comprehensive cancer model search across our internal database, as well as our extended CRO network, and compile a data-rich report of our findings.

Your search results are delivered within 2-4 weeks, with a listing of all the identified models we found matching your requirements, as well as technical details of the work performed. Our team will be available to help you answer any questions and connect you to the right CRO for any models or services of interest.

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Our partners include

We're partnered with Boehringer-Ingelheim
We're partnered with AstraZeneca
CellesceExperimental Pharmacology & Oncology Berlin-BuchLIDENexus PharmaceuticalsXenopatXenTechOncodesignHera BioLabsCharles River

What our customers say about us

I was not aware of these models. You also provided me with details of the bioinformatics work, this is rarely clear.

It has been very useful to understand what models are out there, which is especially important when planning projects and budgets. Having access to smaller companies, which we never knew existed, is truly invaluable and Repositive’s support throughout has been very professional.

The quality of the report is good, the matching ranking and confidence level is the same as I would have done, I like the level of detail of on mutation type and variant.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are you helping researchers find models and CRO partners?

To help pharma, biotech and academic researchers easily search, compare and source preclinical cancer models offered by CROs around the world, our bioinformaticians and molecular biologists have curated the metadata for 8000+ cancer models.

Our world-leading directory currently contains 8000+ preclinical models from 24 CRO partners with expertise and years of experience working in oncology. And we have an extended network that contains 200+ CROs with a combined total of 20,000+ models, which we can also search on your behalf.

Once you’ve identified a model of interest via either our Cancer Models Scout service or Cancer Models Platform, we’ll put you in touch with your chosen CRO(s) for further discussion - but don't worry, there is no obligation to start a project with the CRO(s) we connect you with.

What is the pricing for your Cancer Models Platform and Cancer Models Scout service?

Whether you need a one-off search or regularly source cancer models, we’ve got a solution to suit your needs. That’s why we offer our services on an individual project basis via our Cancer Models Scout and as an online subscription service to our Cancer Models Platform.

For an overview of our different solutions and the pricing options, please refer to the table above or get in touch with our sales team at for more information.

Can I arrange a demo of your platform or see a sample report for your Cancer Models Scout service?

Of course! Click here to download an example Cancer Models Scout search report.

If you’re interested in seeing a demo of our Cancer Models Platform, just reach out to us at or watch a demo for the Cancer Model Platform .

What data is available in your directory?

Our directory contains metadata describing a model’s:

  • Characteristics (e.g. tumour origin, cancer subtype, model type, growth rate, response to standard of care, etc.)
  • Clinical information (e.g. primary, metastasis, patient treatment, treatment response, etc.)
  • Molecular profile (e.g. point mutations, copy number variations, amplifications, fusions, gene expression)
How many CROs are in your partner network?

As of June 2020 we have partnered with 24 CROs from across the globe with expertise and years of experience in preclinical oncology. And we have an extended partner network that contains 200+ CROs, which we can also search on your behalf.

All of our CRO partners offer outsourced cancer model experiments and associated services for researchers, and many are specialised in specific cancer types or particular modelling techniques.

Do you vet your CRO partners?

To ensure the quality of the providers in our directory, the majority of our CRO partners have come highly recommended to us by biopharma customers. However, we also visit each CRO’s site as part of collecting data about their models and services to ensure your project is in safe hands.

We’ll shortly be displaying CRO accreditations directly via our platform as we appreciate how important this is when selecting a new CRO to work with. However, if there is any specific information you require that is not yet displayed on our platform, just get in touch at and we’ll do our best to seek it out.

What is your animal welfare policy for the partner CROs?

Repositive works with a variety of vendors, and our priority is to be open with our researchers. The well-being and ethical treatment of all the animals that are involved in research are critical. In the spirit of the 3Rs (Replacement, Refinement, Reduction) of animal use in scientific research, we have asked all of our partners to provide us with written information on the accreditation, source of animals and presence of an in-house licensed veterinarian.

What are your privacy and confidentiality policies?

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