RE: normal tissues ? CHTN

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I have had good success in dealing with CHTN. There are 5 divisions
throughout the US. One has to fill out an application and specify what
tissues you need, size, how prepared, etc.. The cost is nominal
($20.00/specimen) compared to other sources I have used, but I suppose
shipping costs to South Africa could add up. Investigators must have human
use approval to receive tissue from CHTN, thus you must include approval
from your Institutional Review Board (Human Use Committee) with your
application. I can provide phone, FAX, email and addresses if you choose to
persue. Is it not possible to get autopsy material from any area


Brett M. Connolly, Ph.D.
Merck Research Laboratories
Dept. of Human Genetics
P.O. Box 4
Sumneytown Pike & Broad St.
West Point, PA 19486
FAX. 215-652-2075

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> From: 	Marshall, Sharon, Mrs
> Sent: 	Thursday, February 18, 1999 9:17 AM
> To:
> Subject: 	normal tissues ? CHTN
> Dear fellow histonetters,
> I am involved with the teaching of histology to medical students. We
> have great difficulty finding them examples of tissue which does not
> show any pathological changes or fixation artifacts. I have tried
> animal tissue and have met with a fair amount of success. I will
> continue to try and find examples of animal tissue when we need them
> . I am interested to know what other sources are available to me .
> Human normal tissues have been a real problem to obtain.  I have
> heard of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network(CHTN) via the histonet.
> Could anybody give some advice as to whether this source is worth
> persueing.  I am not sure if the cost,logistics etc. is worth it.
> Sharon Marshall
> Anatomy  & Cell Biology
> University of Cape Town
> South Africa
> e-mail:

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