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Research Resources for NIAID-Funded Preclinical Programs

The purpose of these programs is to provide resources (such as animals, cells, or reagents) to researchers using nonhuman primate (NHP) and swine models.

NIH NHP Reagent Resource

This resource produces NHP antibodies and other reagents for in vitro diagnostics and recombinant antibodies and fusion proteins for in vivo administration. The resource Web site also provides information on commercial immunologic reagents, assays, and experimental techniques. Reagents developed through this resource are available to all researchers using NHP models. This resource is supported by NIAID and the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives within the NIH Office of the Director. Read more about the NIH NHP Reagent Resource.

National Swine Research and Resource Center (NSRRC)

Swine have made valuable contributions to almost every field of human medicine. Due to their shared anatomic and physiologic characteristics with humans, pigs are the most promising species for xenotransplantation. The NSRRC was established in 2003 to facilitate use of this important animal model. NIAID and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute co-sponsor this program.

Functions of the NSRRC include the following:

  • Importation of existing swine models of human health and disease from other investigators
  • Development, breeding, and distribution of genetically modified, pathogen-free swine models for xenotransplantation and other research
  • Modification of existing swine models to eliminate pathogens and improve the quality of the model
  • Cryopreservation of pig reproductive cells and tissues to prevent loss of valuable models

Read more about the NSRRC.

Last Updated June 25, 2012

Last Reviewed June 25, 2012