We offer a diverse range of biospecimens.

Our bioinventory is comprised of frozen and fixed tissue samples from various body systems. We maintain an inventory of biospecimens from normal (non-diseased), common disease, and rare disease donors.

  • Normal (non-diseased) tissue
  • Common diseases: including cancer, Polycystic Kidney disease (PKD), HIV-AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rare diseases: including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cystic fibrosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL)

*Inventory is not limited to the the tissue types listed above. Search database for current availability.

National Disease Research Interchange

What do researchers say about NDRI

Why NDRI is the right solution for your research needs

“We rely heavily on NDRI to fulfill our mission of recovering …tissue from donors. NDRI has been instrumental in acquiring these for us, year after year. The professionalism, organization, timeliness, and high quality of NDRI’s work make them one of our most reliable and productive partners.”

Tom Blanchard, Ph.D., JD

Director, University of Maryland  Brain and Tissue Bank

“Currently, there are no animal models that faithfully replicate the intricacies of this multi-organ disease. Without the generosity of LAM donors and availability of these samples through NDRI, there would be no pathway to discovery of biomarkers that reveal insight into immune function in this devastating disease.”

Michael T. Borchers, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati

“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

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Our Clients

The National Disease Research Interchange is a critical partner providing valuable tissue resources to researchers.

featured NDRI researcher

Learn how the Borchers Lab is “Improving Biomarkers to Predict LAM Progression”

Michael T. Borchers, PhD (seated center), and Borcher Lab

We are CAP certified

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, is a US federally recognized program administered by the College of American Pathologists to assess and accredit biorepository facilities. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program has the distinction of being equal to if not more stringent than the federal government’s own inspection program.

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Your solution for biospecimens.

Need something more specific

We offer customized procurement of organ and tissue specimens. NDRI works with investigators to design specific recovery and preservation protocols to meet the donor eligibility and tissue needs suitable for the specific experimental need.

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