Integumentary System

Current Research Tissues Needed

Integumentary

The integumentary system encompasses skin, hair or nail tissue. Researchers need such donated tissues to:

  • Better understand and treat certain cancers, hormonal imbalances, wounds, and skin diseases;
  • Test the effectiveness and safety of transdermal drug patches, new topical skin products, or the toxicity of environmental chemicals;
  • Retrieve stem cells in human hair follicles in hopes of developing a wide range of tissues including bone, muscle, cartilage and tooth enamel, and;
  • Engineer skin replacement therapy and develop injectable fillers for reconstructive surgery.

NDRI will place dermatomed or full thickness skin from donors of any age, including those with psoriasis, inflammation, and lupus.

We usually cannot accept tissue from a donor that have an infectious disease, such as hepatitis.

 

 

 
 

NDRI provides a unique service to investigators all over the world and has become indispensable to many research projects. Its spectacular success exceeds even our most optimistic expectations and is a tribute to the foresight, drive and vision of Lee Ducat its founder.

Arthur Rubenstein, M.B.B.Ch.

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(215) 557-7361

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(800) 222-NDRI (6374)

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