Human Tissue Research
Vitron obtains human organs for use in precision-cut tissue slice experiments, furthering human tissue research. Donated and non-transplantable human organs are available for medical research once family consent has been obtained. The human organs have been procured as if they were going to be transplanted but were not due to anatomical irregularities, disease states, or transplantation logistics. Arrival of human organs to Vitron’s laboratory is on ice and preserved in either Viaspan or HTK Cold Preservation Solution. Immediately upon arrival of the organ, Vitron prepares a few tissue slices and incubates them for 1, 2 and 4 hrs to ascertain organ viability. Vitron only conducts slice experiments with human organs that have been carefully assessed for viability and deemed highly viable.