Bioinventory

Bioinventory

While most of the biospecimens NDRI can provide come from prospective recoveries based on researcher-specified criteria, we do maintain a few small bioinventories. These biorepositories focus on rarer disease specimens that are more challenging to procure prospectively. Our Logistics facility is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as a biorepository. We maintain compliance with biomaterials handling regulations for storing and shipping samples to approved researchers.

If you are interested in tissues that fall under the categories listed below, please inquire about that inventory when you submit a Feasibility Application via our Request Tissue page.

Rare Disease on-site NDRI Biorepository

On-Site NDRI Biorepository

Samples in the Inventory: Tissues across body sites from donors with diseases such as HIV, glioblastoma, and cystic fibrosis
Preservations Available: Frozen and/or Fixed samples or whole organs
NDRI Surgical Discard Inventory

Surgical Discard Inventory

Samples in the Inventory: Excised samples from living donors who had surgical removal of tissue, such as cancerous tumors
Preservations Available: Formalin Fixed, Paraffin Embedded blocks (FFPE)
NDRI Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia Brain Inventory

Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia Brain Inventory

Samples in the Inventory: Whole brains from donors with diagnosed or undiagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease
Preservations Available: Slides cut-to-order from FFPE brains
NDRI Ocular Slide Inventory

Ocular Slide Inventory

Samples in the Inventory: Whole globes from donors with various ocular diseases, such as Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma
Preservations Available: Slides cut-to-order from FFPE and OCT preserved whole globes

Ocular Tissue List

NDRI Ocular Slide Inventory

LAM-TR Inventory

Samples in the Inventory: Tissues from donors with rare lung disease, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
Preservations Available: Frozen and/or fixed samples
To learn more, contact Scientific Services:
Email research@ndriresource.org or call (800) 222-NDRI (6374), ext. 0391