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Our Supply Center

Our Supply Center offers Invitrogen/Gibco, Bio-Rad, Sigma, SignaGen, Cell Signaling Technologies, eBiosciences, Fisher Scientific and HyClone products at a substantial savings! In addition to lower prices, we do not charge any shipping, handling, hazardous, dry ice, or fuel surcharges. We also carry a range of sera products offered at a significant discount.


Tissue Culture Core

The CIC tissue culture lab provides a variety of essential services, such as the preparation of normal and tumor cells for in vivo and in vitro experiments, mycoplasma testing, and the revival and preparation of cell lines and hybridomas for long term storage in liquid nitrogen. Experiments are custom designed to meet the needs of the researcher, and new approaches and techniques are open for discussion and consideration. The CIC can also produce highly concentrated (0.5 to 1.5 mg/ml) monoclonal antibody preparations free of serum and circulating host immunoglobulins.


Flow Cytometry Core

The state-of-the art flow cytometry facility currently has four bench top flow cytometry analyzers (BD FACScan, BD FACSCalibur, BD LSRFortessa X-20, Beckman Coulter CyAn ADP) and one cell sorter (Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP). These instruments are capable of detecting up to 17 parameters and 15 colors. The newest instrument, the BD LSRFortessa X-20, is equipped with 4 lasers, a sensitive forward scatter PMT detector suitable for the detection of microparticles, and a high throughput sampling station. The Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP high-speed sorter is capable of detecting up to 7 colors and can sort at speeds up to 70, 000 events per second. This cell sorter is particularly useful for the isolation and purification of rare events. A wide diversity of flow cytometry applications are possible using the analyzers and cell sorter. More details about the instruments are available under the flow cytometry link.