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Welcome to Biomedical Research Cores

The Perelman School of Medicine's 23 biomedical research cores offer a wide variety of services including access to state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation, technical expertise and training and education all designed to support your research.

In this edition of our newsletter, and in future newsletters, we will be highlighting exciting news and developments across our research cores. Thank you for reading and providing feedback!

In This Issue:
  • Small Animal Imaging Facility Acquiring State-of-the-Art Instrumentation
  • Announcements
    • Survey Link for Users of Cores Services
    • 2017 Cores Fair - Save the Date!
  • Cores Features
    •  Research Instrumentation Shop
    •  Next Generation Sequencing Core
    • Human Immunology Core

Small Animal Imaging Facility Acquiring State-of-the-Art Instrumentation

The Nuclear Medicine (PET/SPECT/CT) Small Animal Imaging Facility is going to receive several state-of-the-art instruments in the coming months. These new instruments will be housed in John Morgan B96. The facility's newest equipment will include: For more information, and to discuss potential projects please contact Dr. Scott Metzler at

Click here to read the full announcement from Dr. Joel Karp, Director of SAIF Nuclear Medicine (PET/SPECT/CT) core.
  • A user survey is now available online. If you have ever used any core products, services or facilities, we encourage you to complete a survey to provide us feedback for improvements.
  • Our 2017 Cores Fair date has been set! Please mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, September 28th.

Furthering Your Research with the Research Instrumentation Shop
Dr. Yale Cohen shares of his experience using the Research Instrumentation Shop to develop and maintain equipment for complex research needs. Dr. Cohen is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Director of the Auditory Research Lab. He studies the neural bases of auditory cognition and perception by using combined behavior and electrophysiology in non-human primates. Read more about how the Research Instrumentation Shop can support your research needs.
The Next-Generation Sequencing Core offers high-throughput sequencing for a wide range of
experimental techniques. The core has an Illumina MiSeq, NextSeq 500, HiSeq 2500, and in mid-2016
purchased an Illumina HiSeq 4000 sequencer. This sequencer is faster and has higher capacity than the
HiSeq 2500 yet costs about the same amount to run, so it is more suitable for large sequencing projects
such as whole genome, whole exome sequencing, or large RNA-Seq projects. Read more about the Illumina HiSeq4000 sequencer.
The Human Immunology Core is now offering a Digital ELISA, also known as Single molecule array (Simoa™).  The HIC’s Simoa Testing Service can detect down to femtogram (fg/ml) levels, which are 1000x more sensitive than traditional ELISA measurements and 20-50x more sensitive than high-sensitivity Luminex assays. This technology works with different sample types. The HIC is offering an Introductory Service Rate for the first 6 months ($5/sample, corresponding to 1/3 of the industry price).  Read more about the Simoa Digital ELISA.
Please contact Dr. Ling Zhao, technical director of the Human Immunology Core, for more information.
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