The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving global health through a variety of research and service endeavors. For over 40 years it has been an integral component of the federal government’s aim of reducing the global health burden posed by infectious diseases of underdeveloped nations. BRI has made significant contributions in this area, focusing on schistosomiasis and malaria. These diseases are responsible for millions of deaths per year globally, while also causing significant morbidity. BRI is also established as a leading provider of low temperature storage facilities and expertise. With its numerous governmental and private clients, it has cataloged, stored and distributed millions of biological reagents, over the years, for supporting basic research efforts worldwide.
In support of research and support for research investigators, BRI maintains a laboratory animal facility that is accredited through The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International), registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and maintains an Animal Welfare Assurance through the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). All animal care and use activities are conducted in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Member companies of the AES (above) are eligible to participate in the animal care and use program offered by BRI.
Thus, the overall organizational structure of BRI brings together a wide variety of scientific, technical and business expertise toward the common goal of improving health for all, on domestic and international scales.
To learn more about BRI’s support of schistosomiasis research, follow the link to the NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource center.NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center
To obtain more information about BRI’s offerings in the field of low-temperature storage and support activities, follow the link to the BRI Specimen Storage Repository. Biomedical Research Specimen Repository