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




Please go to the Price List menu for more information.


The Core is currently open and is accepting orders for rat and mouse hippocampal or cortical cells. 

The Core is returning to all of its policies including minimum orders, 21-days advance notice requirement, and 14 day cancellation policy. All policies can be found on the Ordering Information page of the website. There is no maximum order limit at this time.

Please note that the NRU is now located in JMB. Instructions for pickup are provided to those placing orders.

Please contact the Core at with all inquiries on operations.