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NDRI Provides Biospecimens from Healthy and Diseased Eyes

NDRI specializes in meeting researchers' needs for human organs and tissues by creating customized recovery protocols that can be used for an array of experimental techniques.  NDRI has a variety of ocular tissues available, including:

  • Fresh, fixed, or frozen whole eyes, posterior poles, cornea, and lens from prospective donors
  • FFPE or OCT whole eye and substructure histological sections with available case reports (Click here to see our inventory)
  • Diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma
Why Choose NDRI?
  • Customized: Acquisition and processing tailored to specific requirements
  • Timely: 24/7 response to requests and distribution of tissue
  • State-of-the-Art: Multiple tissue types, formats, and preservation methods available
For More Info About NDRI's Ocular Services

"I could not continue in science without the services provided by NDRI. The human eyes we obtain from NDRI are the backbone of our research."

Gerard A. Lutty, PhD, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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NDRI's Ocular Services:

Prospective Recoveries: NDRI works with eye bank partners to obtain consent and recover ocular tissue from donors for biomedical research. Recovered tissues have a post mortem to preservation interval of 14 to 24 hours and can be delivered to researchers within 36 to 72 hours. 

Ocular Histological Sections Project: This is an invaluable resource for investigators who are unable to process whole globes or who prefer to receive only specific sections of relevance. An experienced ophthalmologist/histopathologist processes all eyes, and provides detailed pathology reports, including comprehensive medical/social history data, for each donor.

Search ocular publications from investigators using NDRI-supplied tissue

NDRI is a Not-For-Profit (501c3) Corporation.