A bank of reference reagents has been generated for use in research into human TSE research and diagnostic test development. Identical sample sets allow direct comparisons of test performance. Available samples include human CJD and control brain and spleen tissue homogenates, animal tissue homogenates and bloods and normal human donor samples.
The samples available include human brain and spleen homogenates from sporadic CJD (sCJD, spCJD) sources, new variant CJD (vCJD, nvCJD) sources and controls ( non-CJD). Tissue homogenates (brain, spleen), blood and blood components have been sourced from disease (scrapie, BSE) and control animals.
Tissue homogenates have been characterised in house by Western blotting,
Please send requests for samples to the address written on the appropriate requisition form and not to any other individual and or address. If we receive your form, we will acknowledge receipt by email. You will also receive a further email telling you samples are ready to be dispatched and that you should be ready to receive them.
Please be aware that these samples have not been tested for dangerous pathogens such as HIV and HBV and it is the sole responsibility of the person making the request that all precautions are taken to ensure safety.
Although we endeavour to meet all requests for reagents, these resources are finite so we reserve the right to use our discretion when dispatching reagents.Scientists requesting reagents must complete the current version of the CJD Resource Centre requisition form. Completed forms can be submitted by FAX, though the original signed copies must also be sent via post. Scientists are requested to complete the Release forms clearly and completely. Failure to complete all relevant sections may result in the delay of reagents being dispatched.
If the address to which the invoice should be sent differs from the delivery address, please ensure that this address is clearly stated in your reagent request, together with a contact name. Invoices for reagents will normally be issued 2 to 3 weeks after receipt of the reagents.
Brain HomogenatesBrain Homogenates Form - Word
Spleen HomogenatesSpleen Homogenates Form - WordSpleen Homogenates Form - PDF
Peptide LibraryPeptide Library Form - WordPeptide Library Form - PDF
14-3-3 Protein14-3-3 ProteinForm - Word14-3-3 ProteinForm - PDF
Plasma PanelPlasma panel Form - WordPlasma panel Form - PDF
Shipments within the UK and shipments abroad that do not require refrigeration and non-infectious are delivered at no additional cost.
All shipments requiring dry ice are sent at cost; prices listed below are for indicative purposes only.
Please note: There are a small number of destinations that may incur an additional charge (eg Australia) or where door-to-door delivery is not possible.
Dr Jillian Cooper