Cincinnati Biobank Core

  • Facilities

    Our Main Campus facility can rapidly process Biofluid and Tissue samples and handle short term storage for research repositories. Our Reading Road campus can process Biofluid samples and provide long term sample storage.

    Main Campus 

    Biofluid:
    Location R, Floor 5, Suite 5553
    Phone: 513.803.5166

    Tissue:
    Location R, Floor 2, Suite 2040
    Phone: (513) 803-3338

    Reading Campus

    2150 E. Galbraith Rd.
    Building F, Room 129
    Reading, Oh, 45237
    Phone: (513) 558-6490

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    + Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Main Campus:

    • AutoGenFlex STAR automated DNA extraction instrument (DNA from up to 5 mL of whole blood, saliva, or tissue)
    • Promega Maxwell 16 (DNA or RNA from up to 350 ul of whole blood, saliva, or PAXgene tubes)
    • Fluidigm EP1 HX (tests 96 SNPs on 96 samples using microfluidics)
    • Trinean DropSense 96 multichannel spectrophotometer
    • Beckman Coulter automated liquid handler
    • 3 x -80oC and 2 x -20oC upright freezers
    • 2 x 4oC refrigerator
    • Heraeus Megafuge 16R centrifuge
    • 1 custom portable freezer pan (-20oC cold table)
    • Monitored alarm system and emergency generators supplied by Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation

    + University of Cincinnati, Reading Road Campus

    • AutoGenFlex STAR automated DNA extraction instrument (DNA from up to 5 mL of whole blood, saliva, or tissue)
    • Promega Maxwell 16 (DNA or RNA from up to 350 ul of whole blood, saliva, or PAXgene tubes)
    • CryoXtract frozen sample aliquotter
    • 11 x -80oC freezers
    • 13 x -20oC freezers
    • 2 x 4oC refrigerators (Revco REL3004A)
    • 3 x liquid nitrogen freezers(Chart MVE 815-P-190; 312 cryovial boxes capacity)
    • Exterior 1000 L microbulk storage tank and manifold distribution system 
    • Rees monitoring system
    • 2 x custom portable freezer pans (-20oC cold table)

    Computers at this facility operate over VPN as if on Cincinnati Children's main campus.  This space is leased from the University of Cincinnati and operated by Cincinnati Children's personnel.


 
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  • Contact Us

    For additional information or to arrange for services contact:

    Biofluids:
    Justin Hogan (justin.hogan@cchmc.org; 513-803-5166)

    Tissue:
    Megan Prather (Pamela.prather@cchmc.org; 513-803-3338)