NIH GUIDE, Volume 22, Number 17, April 30, 1993

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  Biological Resources 


  Tissue Culture 

National Center for Research Resources

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is a center for the

procurement, preservation and distribution of normal and diseased human

tissues and organs available for biomedical researchers.  NDRI

currently provides 165 different types of human tissue procured from

autopsies, eye banks, surgical procedures, and organ retrieval

programs.  NDRI tailors the procurement and preservation of human

tissue to the individual researcher's scientific protocol.  Donor

information accompanies all distributed tissue samples.  To obtain

human tissue for research, investigators must submit a formal brief

application for specific types of tissue.  The requests are reviewed by

a committee of advisors for scientific merit and feasibility.  Once

approved, a procurement proposal is developed with the investigator for

each specific tissue, outlining the constraints with regard to donor

criteria, tissue size, processing needs, and time/delivery limitations.

Investigators may request to have tissue delivered fresh with or

without tissue culture media, fixed, or frozen.  A modest service fee

for the retrieval, preservation, and delivery of tissue is paid by the


NDRI is supported by a cooperative agreement award from the Biological

Models and Materials Research Program, National Center for Research

Resources, NIH.

Direct requests for applications and resource inquiries to:

The National Disease Research Interchange

2401 Walnut Street, Suite 408

Philadelphia, PA  19103

Telephone:  (800) 222-NDRI or (215) 557-7361


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