Biomaterials Exchange

The Alpha-1 Biomaterials Exchange is a resource for both industry and academia that matches a researcher in need of biomaterial with another researcher who is a supplier of biomaterial. Importantly, the Alpha-1 Biomaterials Exchange includes biomaterials not included in the Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank.

Currently available biomaterials:

  • Viruses
  • Viral Vectors
  • Plasmids
  • Mice
  • Cell lines
  • Patient Samples (e.g. lung tissue, liver tissue)
  • Data Sets

Biomaterial availability changes constantly. Please check back if you cannot receive the materials you want on the first try; biomaterials may become available at any time.

Participate in the Alpha-1 Biomaterials Exchange

Do you have Alpha-1 biomaterials to share with the research community? Are you interested in accessing Alpha-1 biomaterials to advance your research? 

Download an application

For information, please contact Vanessa Valencia, Manager of Grants Administration, at, or at 1-877-228-7321 ext.242