Cores By Category

Cores By Category

  • Guidance and assistance is available to assist with BIOSPECIMEN PROCESSING & REPOSITORY needs of researchers, establishing a rigorous process for sample acquisition, management and use. By connecting participants and samples to investigators and research opportunities, the CCTS is helping to facilitate translational research in collaboration with the specimen and tissue procurement units and cell analysis shared facilities. These efforts are bolstered by a compendium of existing sample collections available for collaborative study.
    • Biorepositories (UAB)
      This centralized resource of biorepositories assembles information about specimen collections including a specimen inventory, standard operating procedures, and internal and external information related to biorepository management.
    • Sample Processing and Analytic Nexus (UAB)
      CCTS Sample Processing offers specimen processing, DNA preparation and cell lines, and analytical capacity. Its staff work closely with investigators to offer “bedside-to-bench” research services for those using the Clinical Research Unit (CRU).
    • Tissue Collection and Banking Facility (UAB)
      This Facility provides services to the national and international research communities for the collection, processing, storage and distribution of human tissue specimens for research related activities. It coordinates and manages a number of different human tissue biorepository operations, some of which specialize in prospective procurement while others serve as banks.
  • Cell and Microscopic Analysis
    • Comprehensive Flow Cytometry Core (UAB)
      The mission of this Core is to provide state-of-the-art cell sorting and analytical flow cytometry services to support research programs. The Core encourages collaborations and synergy. A variety of services and equipment is available at two locations - the Bevill Biomedical Research Building and the Shelby Biomedical Research Building.
    • Epitope Recognition and Immunoreagent Core (UAB)
      This Core consists of a hybridoma lab and phage display labs. In addition to supplying traditional hybridoma services, it provides investigators with novel approaches for monoclonal antibody (mAb) development as well as expertise in immunoassay design, epitope characterzation, and phage display technology. The Core produces and distributes a variety of frequently used monoclonal reagents (i.e., anti-tag reagent, anti-mouse, or human CD antigens) at highly economical prices.