National Swine Resource and Research Center

The National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC) was established in 2003 to develop the infrastructure to ensure that biomedical investigators across a variety of disciplines have access to critically needed swine models of human health and disease.

More information about this resource is available at National Swine Resource Research Center

Main Areas of Focus

  • To ensure that biomedical investigators across a variety of disciplines have access to critically needed swine models of human health and disease.
  • To serve as a central resource for reagents, creation of new genetically modified swine, and information and training related to use of swine models in biomedical research.

Support Services

  • Diagnostic Services
  • Customized Models
  • Cryopreservation
  • Consultation on the development of your transgenic animal in areas such as construct design, pig genome, and genotyping.

Tools

  • Models
  • Biological materials (tissues/organs)
  • Strains

Standards

Protocols for:

  • Health monitoring
  • Cell culture
  • Reproduction

Who Can Use This Resource

  • The center creates custom models for NIH-funded investigators.
  • Requests are evaluated by the Steering Committee and prioritized.
  • Animals are first distributed to the requesting principal investigators, and then made available to others.

How To Get Started

  • Applications for consulting, protocols, or models, strains, tissues, and cells can be made on the Center’s website.
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