National Disease Research Interchange

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National Disease Research Interchange

Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide.

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National Disease Research Interchange

Giving patients and families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy.

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Supporting breakthrough scientific discoveries with unmatched experience.

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Partnering with medical professionals to serve donor families and investigators.

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Serving Researchers Worldwide

Every year, NDRI distributes biospecimens to hundreds of investigators around the world who are working to advance many areas of science and healthcare. NDRI makes it easy for approved investigators to get much-needed biospecimens prepared, preserved and shipped precisely according the specific needs of the research protocol.

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1. Customized
Biospecimen acquisition and processing tailored to specific protocol requirements
2. Timely
Responsive 24/7/365 call center for requests and biospecimen distribution
3. Diverse
35 years of experience distributing nearly every human tissue and organ
4. Ethical
Informed consent and regulation compliant material handling
Donor Stories | Sarah Gray
“My son’s life was relevant not just to my family, but to the larger community. Thomas is changing medical history.”
Donor Stories | Cray Family
“The decision to donate our son Ian’s organs and tissue was the only bright spot in the darkest day of our lives."
Donor Stories | Laurie Gelb
“…consider offering down the road something worth more than money to NDRI."
Neurological Programs
A resource for scientists studying autism and traumatic brain injury
LungMAP Initiative
Supporting research into the causes of childhood lung disease
Joslin Medalist
Providing tissues to help investigators prevent, treat and cure Type 1 diabetes
Partnerships & Programs for Progress

Researchers continue to recognize NDRI as an invaluable partner as the need for human biomaterials grow. In response, NDRI has developed specialized programs to increase the supply of human tissues and organs for specific areas of research and has established a network of human tissue collection sites throughout the country to procure them.

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News & Events 
Sep 20, 2017

TaiRX Announces License Agreement with Northwestern University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for Invention led by Dr. Mary Hendrix.

Sep 18, 2017

NDRI is pleased to share announcement of some exciting findings from the Dr. Meenhard Herlyn’s lab at The Wistar Institute. Dr. Herlyn is a Chair Emeritus of NDRI Board of Directors. Congratulations to you and your colleagues!

Sep 12, 2017

Congrats to Dr. Lou Phillipson on being named a 2018 recipient of the Order of Lincoln by Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner. The Order of Lincoln is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.

Sep 04, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Lasker Award winners | The Lasker Foundation

Jul 26, 2017

Monday, July 17th NDRI President & CEO, Bill Leinweber and Dr. Gene Kopen, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives met with staff of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for an engaging seminar entitled, “The Critical Role of Human Tissue Environmental Health Sciences Research”. 

May 23, 2017

Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, Chair of the NDRI Board and President of Shepherd University shared that, “Shawn Blackburn’s expertise in technology to support research, Dr. Dib-Hajj’s research accomplishments and experience utilizing human tissue for research and Megan Singleton’s knowledge and experience in law, bioethics and human subject protections will be invaluable to advancing the mission of NDRI.”

Mar 27, 2017

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) has been awarded a research subcontract of $225,453 to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Clinical Research (DCR) HIV Replication Study aimed at improving HIV treatment.

Feb 28, 2017

Read about NDRI's new exciting initiatives and recap our 2016 Scientific Symposium and Service to Science Awards Dinner!

Sep 09, 2016
“NDRI is proud to have earned CAP Accreditation. This accreditation is testament to the dedication and shared commitment of all of our staff to assuring that the gifts with which we are entrusted to advance biomedical research are managed with the highest scientific standards.” - Bill Leinweber, President & CEO

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