Biomedical Research Institute

Schistosomiasis Resource Center

The Schistosomiasis Resource Center (SRC) at BRI is a National Institutes of Health- supported production and supply laboratory that provides schistosomiasis research reagents free of charge to scientists and students throughout the U.S. and the international research community. Schistosomiasis is an infectious disease caused by a parasitic worm with a life cycle dependent upon freshwater snails living in the tropical areas of the world. The SRC supplies infected snail and rodent hosts as well as frozen and viable parasite eggs, adult worms, schistosomula and cercariae of three major Schistosoma spp. life cycles: S.haematobium (Egyptian), S. japonicum (Philippine and Chinese) and S.mansoni (NMRI and PR1).

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Biorepository Services

BRI has close to 70 years of experience in cryobiology. The organization pioneered the cryopreservation of bovine semen and human blood products which is the foundation of modern day in vitro fertilization for agricultural purposes and storage of blood products, respectively. BRI has provided researchers and institutions around the world with low temperature storage space for medical specimens. Our capabilities to store and distribute precious biomaterials help speed research and hasten the discovery of cures and treatments.