News & Events

May 23, 2017

Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, Chair of the NDRI Board and President of Shepherd University shared that, “Shawn Blackburn’s expertise in technology to support research, Dr. Dib-Hajj’s research accomplishments and experience utilizing human tissue for research and Megan Singleton’s knowledge and experience in law, bioethics and human subject protections will be invaluable to advancing the mission of NDRI.”

Apr 21, 2017

NDRI has the privilege of serving as a partner to scientists across the world dedicated to advancing understanding of disease and the discovery of treatments and cures. The scientists we serve – our research partners – toil for answers built on evidence devoid of contamination of any kind.

Disease and disability have no political affiliation. The suffering endured by patients and the pain and heart break shared by their loved ones is experienced no differently by Democrats, Republicans or Independents.

NDRI proudly supports the March for Science activities that will take place in locations across our nation and the world on Saturday, April 22, 2017. We encourage all individuals who have a vested interest in a life free of disease and disability to make certain that those involved in scientific policy development and research funding decisions understand that our future depends on science.

About NDRI
The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is the nation’s leading source of human tissues, cells and organs for scientific research. As a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1980, NDRI's mission is to provide human biospecimens to advance biomedical/bioscience research and development worldwide. NDRI is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, public and private foundations and organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations.

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Mar 27, 2017

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) has been awarded a research subcontract of $225,453 to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Clinical Research (DCR) HIV Replication Study aimed at improving HIV treatment.

Mar 27, 2017

The nationwide March for Science movement has five overarching goals: humanize science, support the scientific process and scientists, advocate for accessible and inclusive science, partner with the public, and enable the use of science to improve society. Each of these values speaks to Philadelphia’s own scientific community and highlights some unique challenges that our region faces.

Feb 28, 2017

Join NDRI's Team at the Gift of Life Donor Dash on April 2nd at the Philadelphua Museum of Art. To register visit our team page!

Feb 28, 2017

Read about NDRI's new exciting initiatives and recap our 2016 Scientific Symposium and Service to Science Awards Dinner!

Feb 28, 2017

Visit NDRI's YouTube Channel to view our 2016 Scientific Symposium & Service to Science Awards Dinner Recap Videos.

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Nov 18, 2016
It is impossible to overstate the health and economic impact of neurological diseases and pain on our society. NDRI’s 2016 Scientific Symposium will address the critical role of human tissue in biomedical research to advance understanding, treatments and cures for these diseases and conditions which affect so many.
Engage in conversation with renowned scientists and advocates in brain injury, neurological disease and pain as they illuminate the current state of research, the essential role of human tissue, barriers to advancement and the outlook for discovery.

Featuring two robust expert panels: Relief: The Role of Human Tissue in Pain Research and Impact: Brain Tissue as the Fuel of Scientific Discovery moderated by Gary Stix, senior editor, Scientific American.
Oct 17, 2016
In his keynote address, Dr. Omalu will take a hard look at CTE in athletes, military veterans and others who have suffered multiple head traumas. Hear how his findings were summarily dismissed - even ridiculed - by peers and the sports world alike. But he stood his ground in search of truth.
Oct 17, 2016
Join us for an unforgettable evening - a special reception and recognition dinner honoring our supporters whose contributions have helped advance research and improve the lives of patients and their families - come and celebrate!
Sep 15, 2016
NDRI is proud to have provided biospecimens to support the research of two awardees, Dr. William G Kaelin, Jr, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Dr. Peter Ratcliffe, University of Oxford, Francis Crick Institute with Von-Hippel Lindau tissue. Congratulations to all winners of the 2016 Lasker Awards!
Sep 09, 2016
“NDRI is proud to have earned CAP Accreditation. This accreditation is testament to the dedication and shared commitment of all of our staff to assuring that the gifts with which we are entrusted to advance biomedical research are managed with the highest scientific standards.” - Bill Leinweber, President & CEO
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