Biomaterials Exchange


The Alpha-1 Biomaterial Exchange is an open resource for both academia and industry that works by matching one investigator (in need of biomaterial) with another investigator (the supplier of biomaterial).


The availability of alpha-1 biomaterial is constantly changing. Please check back if you cannot receive the materials you want on the first try. At any time, biomaterials may become in the following categories:

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

How to participate in the exchange:

If you are interested in becoming part of the exchange, either as an investigator who is willing to provide alpha-1 biomaterial, or an investigator who is interested in acquiring alpha-1 biomaterial, please download and fill out this application form and submit it to David Fernandez, Director of Research Administration, via email at

Biomaterials Exchange Application Form.