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Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide.

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NDRI is exhibiting at the annual American Thoracic Society Meeting in San Diego, CA, May 18-23!

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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 
May 18, 2018 – May 23, 2018

NDRI is exhibiting at ATS booth #707 in San Diego, CA. Stop by and speak with NDRI’s Vice President, Operations and Director, Biorepositories, Dr. Thomas Bell and Scientific Services Manager, Cristina Kelly to learn more about NDRI’s project-driven approach for providing human biospecimens (diseased and normal) to support scientists pursuing large scale projects, such as LungMAP, or investigator-level projects.

May 20, 2018 – May 24, 2018

NDRI is exhibiting at ISBER in Dallas, TX, May 20th – 24th. Stop by our booth #504 and speak with NDRI’s executive leadership, to learn more about how NDRI can support your biobanking needs, from sourcing human tissue (diseased and normal) to recruiting researchers in need of your services, we can help.


Jun 04, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Jun 06, 2018 – Jun 09, 2018

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