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.
- Diagnostic Services
- Customized Models
- Consultation on the development of your transgenic animal in areas such as construct design, pig genome, and genotyping.
- Biological materials (tissues/organs)
- Health monitoring
- Cell culture
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.