Cincinnati Biobank Core

  • Facilities

    Our on-site core facility can rapidly process fresh tissue samples and handle short term storage for research repositories.

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Pathology

    Main Campus

    Location R, Floor 5, Suite 5553
    Phone: 513.803.5166

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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)
    • 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 with nearby pre-cooled backups
    • 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
    • 8 x -80oC freezers (Revco UXF60086D; 4800 cryovial box capacity)
    • 10 x -20oC freezers(Revco UGL2320D; 2560 cryovial boxes capacity)
    • 2 x 4oC refrigerators (Revco REL3004A)
    • 2 x liquid nitrogen freezers(Chart MVE 815-P-190; 312 cryovial boxes capacity)
    • 1 x liquid nitrogen freezer (Chart MVE 1536-P-190; 364 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)
    • Biosafety cabinet

    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, please contact Justin Hogan (justin.hogan@cchmc.org; 513-803-5166)