Tissue Culture Core Facility

Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Location

    UTMB Health Medical Research Building (MRB) 4.128 11th Street & Mechanic Galveston 77555-1019

Description

Tissue Culture Core Facility (TCCF) provides a range of products and cell culture support to UTMB investigators in a time- and cost-efficient manner. The facility provides products for tissue culture, molecular biology, and immunology research from multiple vendors at a substantial discount. The facility also provides services that include heat-inactivation of serum, mycoplasma detection and eradication, cell separation and isolation using a Miltenyi Biotech autoMACS magnetic cell sorter, cryogenic preservation and liquid nitrogen repository of cells, COMET assay with analysis for the measurement of DNA strand breaks in individual cells, and around-the-clock monitoring of critical equipment with off-site data backup for GLP usage (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, incubators, liquid nitrogen tanks). In addition, the TCCF provides an online ordering system for oligonucleotides from Sigma-Genosys and IDT, and for cell line authentication from Genetica DNA Labs. Additional services such as large scale cell culture and hybridoma propagation can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

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cells
liquid nitrogen
immunology
deoxyribonucleic acid
on-line systems
molecular biology
oligonucleotides
backups
refrigerators
products
cultured cells
strands
serums
deactivation
clocks
cryogenics
isolation
costs
nitrogen
heat