Services & Capabilities

Why Choose NDRI?

NDRI has unmatched experience in providing anatomical gifts for research. Over the last 40 years, we have provided research centers with hundreds of thousands of biospecimens. We offer customized tissue procurement with donor criteria and sample acquisition based on the specific experimental requirements of investigators. We can provide multiple tissue types in a variety of preservation formats to meet the research needs of corporate and academic labs at large and small scale, with timely response to requests and 24/7 distribution.

“NDRI organized the collection of patient tissue samples that would have been extremely difficult to obtain otherwise, these samples have been essential for shaping the new therapeutics we are working on.”

Aubin Michalon, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Neurimmune Holding AG

NDRI works with a nationwide network of more than 130 tissue source sites to screen donors and ensure that biospecimens are prepared, preserved, and shipped precisely. When organ, tissue, or ocular donation sites have tissues that authorized for research donation, they can contact NDRI to place those samples with our approved research projects. Through our partnerships with hospital pathology departments we can also obtain discarded surgical tissue, such as resected tumors or removed skin, for research needs. NDRI is committed to maintaining the privacy of our donors and their families. You can be confident that we maintain the highest ethical standards, including compliance with de-identification practices and ethical donor authorization.

Post-Mortem Interval: <6hr
 Example biospecimens: Whole organs (heart, liver, lung, pancreas, intestine, bladder, etc.), dorsal root ganglia
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Post-Mortem Interval: <24hr
 Example biospecimens: Brain, spinal cord, stomach, nerves, vessels, bone, full-thickness skin, uterus, muscle samples
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Post-Mortem Interval: <24hr
 Example biospecimens: Whole globes, corneas, posterior poles, ocular fluids
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Post-Surgical Interval: <4hr
 Example biospecimens: Tumor samples, full-thickness skin, umbilical cord, placenta
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An abridged list of what types of biospecimens we can typically provide is included below:

Liver

Lung

Cardiovascular System

heart, arteries, veins

Pancreas

Kidneys

Digestive Tract

esophagus, stomach, ileum, jejunum, duodenum, colon, rectum

Reproductive System

uterus, ovary, testes

Ocular System

whole globes, posterior poles, ocular fluids

Musculoskeletal System

bone, muscle, joint tissues

Neurological System

brain, nerves, dorsal root ganglia

Full-Thickness Skin

Adipose

Birth Tissue

placenta, umbilical cord, foreskin

Resected Tumors

primary tumors, normal adjacent tissue

To learn more, contact Scientific Services:
Email research@ndriresource.org or call (800) 222-NDRI (6374), ext. 0391

Why Choose NDRI?

NDRI has unmatched experience in providing anatomical gifts for research. Over the last 40 years, we have provided research centers with hundreds of thousands of biospecimens. We offer customized tissue procurement with donor criteria and sample acquisition based on the specific experimental requirements of investigators. We can provide multiple tissue types in a variety of preservation formats to meet the research needs of corporate and academic labs at large and small scale, with timely response to requests and 24/7 distribution.

“NDRI organized the collection of patient tissue samples that would have been extremely difficult to obtain otherwise, these samples have been essential for shaping the new therapeutics we are working on.”

Aubin Michalon, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Neurimmune Holding AG

NDRI works with a nationwide network of more than 130 tissue source sites to screen donors and ensure that biospecimens are prepared, preserved, and shipped precisely. When organ, tissue, or ocular donation sites have tissues that authorized for research donation, they can contact NDRI to place those samples with our approved research projects. Through our partnerships with hospital pathology departments we can also obtain discarded surgical tissue, such as resected tumors or removed skin, for research needs.

NDRI Services & Capabilities
Low Post-Mortem Interval Organ Procurement
Post-Mortem Interval: <6hr
Example biospecimens: Whole organs (heart, liver, lung, pancreas, intestine, bladder, etc.), dorsal root ganglia

More about Organ Procurement

Customized Post-Mortem Tissue Procurement

Post-Mortem Interval: <24hr
Example biospecimens: Brain, spinal cord, stomach, nerves, vessels, bone, full-thickness skin, uterus, muscle samples

More about Tissue Procurement

Ocular Tissue Procurement
Post-Mortem Interval: <24hr
Example biospecimens: Whole globes, corneas, posterior poles, ocular fluids

More about Ocular Procurement

Surgical Discard Tissue Procurement

Post-Mortem Interval: <4hr
Example biospecimens: Tumor samples, full-thickness skin, umbilical cord, placenta

More about Surgical Procurement

An abridged list of what types of biospecimens we can typically provide is included below:

Liver

Lung

Cardiovascular System

heart, arteries, veins

Pancreas

Kidneys

Digestive Tract

esophagus, stomach, ileum, jejunum, duodenum, colon, rectum

Reproductive System

uterus, ovary, testes

Ocular System

whole globes, posterior poles, ocular fluids

Musculoskeletal System

bone, muscle, joint tissues

Neurological System

brain, nerves, dorsal root ganglia

Full-Thickness Skin

Adipose

Birth Tissue

placenta, umbilical cord, foreskin

Resected Tumors

primary tumors, normal adjacent tissue

To learn more, contact Scientific Services:
Email research@ndriresource.org or call (800) 222-NDRI (6374), ext. 391