Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Neurons R Us Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC)

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Neurons R Us Culture Service Center

Welcome to the PTNC Neurons R Us Culture Service Center!

Neurons R Us (NRU) is a service center provided by the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC) at the University of Pennsylvania. The NRU has been supplying neurons for research to the Penn community for over 25 years.

Advantages of buying from us

  • Low cost
  • On campus
  • Mouse and rat
  • Hippocampus and cortex
  • Provided in suspensions or plates
  • Expert advice and troubleshooting
  • "Made to order" cultures upon request, e.g. transgenics, other strains


Announcement - New Forms!

The NRU is now using online forms for orders. There are separate forms for single orders and standing orders. Orders must be placed at least 3 weeks in advance in order to guarantee fulfillment of your request and to receive regular pricing. Standing Orders should be a minimum for 3 months, otherwise, please use the single request form. All forms can be found in the Ordering Info & Forms tab. EMAIL ORDERS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. For non-Penn users, please email for links to the forms. Thank you.