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Supporting the Advancement of Autism Research

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Making strides to treat common and rare diseases with diverse programs & initiatives

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Supporting breakthrough scientific discoveries in Alzheimer’s Disease & AD Related Dementia (AD/ADRD)

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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
40 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 
Apr 01, 2022

The Board of Directors of the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman, the scientists who led the research and technology development for the therapeutic use of mRNA – the foundation for the COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIH, will receive NDRI’s 2022 Empowering Research and Discovery Award. Click here to read more 

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Dec 01, 2021

-Philadelphia-based National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) announces the election of Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D., to its Board. Lieberman is the Hilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor, leader of the Gene Expression and Regulation Program, and director of the Center for Chemical Biology & Translational Medicine at The Wistar Institute, a biomedical research leader in cancer, immunology, infectious disease, and vaccine development. Elected on November 12 to a three-year term, Lieberman will bring his experience and insight to the nation’s leading source of human organs, cells and tissues for research.

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