HIV Research Program

The HIV Program provides scientists with organ and tissue samples from HIV positive individuals.


Rare Disease Initiative

Providing human tissues available from hundreds of rare diseases.


Pancreas & Islets

Customized samples of purified islets (90% pure) are available, in quantities that can service many research laboratories.


Eye Research

Continuing to provide normal and diseased whole eye and eye tissues for research, including the histological sections program.


NDRI Special Programs

  - Cancer Tumors
  - Stem Cells from Birth Tissues
  - Human Dorsal Root Ganglia (DRGs)



A major NIH initiative to provide human tissues for gene expression studies.


Making It Easy For Researchers

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NDRI makes it easy for researchers to get the human tissues and organs they need, prepared, preserved and shipped precisely according to their specific scientific protocols, as quickly as possible, and in the largest available quantities.

As the national leader providing human tissues and organs to NIH-funded and university-based investigators, NDRI has developed systems to distribute more than 20,000 biomaterials, tissues, and organs annually to over 500 researchers. Researchers continue to recognize NDRI as an invaluable partner as the need for human biomaterials grows. In response, NDRI has developed specialized programs targeted to increase the supply of human tissues and organs for specific areas of research with the highest demand for more resources. NDRI has established a network of human tissue collection sites throughout the country.

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NDRI in the News

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  • NDRI's first Scientific Advisory Council meeting

    The first meeting of NDRI’s Scientific Advisory Council was held in Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

    The council engaged in a thoughtful discussion on a range of bioethical themes and issues relative to organ and tissue donation and transplantation, use of organs and tissues for medical research, scope of donor research authorization and incidental findings.



  • NDRI exhibiting at ORS March 15th - 18th!

    Come see NDRI exhibit at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA from March 15-18th!  Stop by our booth (#421) or view our presentation in the Innovation Theater, Sunday March 16th at 10:45am to learn how we can help advance your research.

  • NDRI Honors Congressman Chaka Fattah

    Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), Senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), was honored by NDRI today in Philadelphia for his advocacy of federal funding for science research and leadership of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative.

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