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.

 

 

 
 

The NDRI has had an enormous impact, and contributed enormously to the research of thousands of scientists.  It is one of the best examples of how the efforts of a handful of private citizens can have a major impact on diseases that afflict millions of people around the world.

Abner Notkins, M.D.

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(215) 557-7361

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