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    This useful information has been posted on the biomechanics wiki at:

    Please feel free to add to the listing or to leave comments on each


    Stephen D. Fening, Ph.D.
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    [mailto:BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf Of A New
    Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 5:56 AM
    Subject: Re: [BIOMCH-L] cadaveric tissue suppliers

    Dear All,

    Thank you to everyone who replied to my question on suppliers of
    tissue. Please find below a list of organisations (mostly US based) who
    supply such materials.

    Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
    Sciencecare Anatomical
    Anatomy Gifts Registry
    Medical Education and Research Institute
    NDRI (National Disease Research Interchange)
    IIAM (International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine)
    LifeLegacy Foundation
    UK Human Tissue Bank

    Both NDRI and IIAM have exported material to the UK.

    My understanding is that it is illegal in both the US and the UK (and
    probably most other countries) to supply human tissues for profit,
    in the US (and presumably elsewhere) organisations which do supply such
    materials are allowed to make reasonable charges to cover their costs.

    For the information of those in the UK, the Human Anatomy Act of 1984,
    prohibited the use of cadaveric material for implant testing unless
    permission for its use for this purpose had been obtained, has been
    by the Human Tissue Act of 2004. This resulted in the creation of the
    Tissue Authority who have lots of information on their website
    ( about the new licensing requirements for those
    use human tissues.

    Once again, many thanks to everyone who responded for their help.



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