National Disease Research Interchange

Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide.

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2018 Service to Science Awards Dinner, February 1 at The Union League of Philadelphia

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Join us at the Society of Toxicology, ToxExpo March 11th-15th. Learn how we can support your validation studies!

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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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Apr 14, 2018 – Apr 18, 2018

Stop by NDRI's booth at AACR (booth 2645) and visit NDRI’s Scientific Services Manager, Cristina Kelly and Hospital Manager, Greta Moretto, in Chicago, IL to learn how NDRI can provide project-driven human cancer and non-cancerous tissues for your research needs.

Apr 30, 2018 – May 02, 2018
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.

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