The Biobank & Research Pathology at Cedars-Sinai is a state-of-the-art biorepository that: (1) collects human biospecimens based on institutional priorities for biomedical research and also for investigator-driven requests, (2) provides tissue, blood, and body fluid collection, processing, and storage services, (3) provides a uniform, institution-wide, consent process for facilitating research studies, (4) provides clinical annotation services and fulfills custom requests for chart review, and (5) aids in developing protocols for human biospecimen procurement and processing.

The core resource provides pathology and molecular services which include grossing of animal tissue, histopathology, tissue microarray generation, and the development of protocols for new antibodies and in-situ hybridization probes. Imaging and image analysis services include: (1) full slide scanning of human and animal cells/tissues on glass slides, including either chromogenic or fluorescent multispectral scanning, (2) image analysis of digital images generated with single or multiple probes in visible light or fluorescent wavelength ranges. The core also has a number of state-of-the art imaging and molecular instrumentation (laser-capture microdissection, nanostring, confocal, lightsheet microscope etc.) that are available to researchers.

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Last updated
February 8, 2024