Aged Rodent Tissue Bank Handbook
NIA, part of the National Institutes of Health, has developed a repository of tissue collected from the NIA Aged Rodent Colonies under contractual arrangement with BioReliance. The NIA colonies are barrier maintained and Specific Pathogen Free. Tissues are fresh frozen and stored at –80 degrees Celsius. Tissue from the NIA Aged Rodent Tissue Bank is available to investigators at academic and nonprofit research institutions who are engaged in funded research on aging. The project name and source of funding must accompany all orders. It may not be possible to ship tissue to foreign countries that have restrictions on the import of animal tissues or products. Due to limited availability, we currently cannot fill orders from new customers who do not hold active NIH funding regardless of whether they have ordered from the NIA aged rodent tissue bank in the past. Click here for the new policy on eligibility to use the NIA aged rodent tissue bank.
Please Note: Due to the volume of business handled by the Order Desk, it is imperative that submitted order forms be completely and correctly filled out (all fields completed). Incomplete order forms will be returned. We can only offer following week delivery for those orders for which completed order forms are received by the deadline of Tuesday noon, Eastern time.
The NIA now also offers aged rodent tissue arrays; information is available at http://www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ScientificResources/AgedRodentTissueBankHandbook/TissueArrays/.
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