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.

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.
Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017