• Our Services

    The Lenti-shRNA Library Core offers two services for researchers at Cincinnati Children’s and UC. Investigators may request single genes, or small groups of genes, or may request the whole library for use in HTS.

    Clones in glycerol format will still be available for both human and mouse libraries. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • As of June 1, 2015, we will again be accepting orders for Lenti and DNA.

    Cost (per shRNA)

    Glycerol stock: $25 

    Ordering Process 

    • Search for your gene of interest using the TRC Mission Library.
      Note: currently, only TRC 1.0 mouse clones are available.
    • Select “product list” on the TRC Mission Library’s website
    • Select your shRNA of choice − mouse or human.
    • Obtain the RefSeq number and / or TRC number.
    • Download the order form. The form must be complete for order processing.
    • Email LentiCore@cchmc.org the order form to the Lenti-shRNA Library Core.


    $20,000 for entire library (20µl / clone)

    Download a sample HTS grant application.

    Currently, the mouse library is available arrayed in 96- or 384-well plates. The full human library, pooled library and custom arrays will be available in the future.

    Screen Design

    Upon purchase of the library, the core directors will aid the investigator in screen design.

    Instructions for Basic Screen Design and Use


    1) Select cell type.
    Cells should feature high infectivity, yet be amendable to functional assay.

    2) Conduct thorough viral titering to evaluate infectivity.
    The Lenti-shRNA Library Core provides test plates free with purchase of the library.

    3) Choose a reliable and reproducible assay, functional screen or reporter-based screen.
    The screen must be compatible with HTS.

    4) Design the initial screen to maximize hit-rate
    Run test plates and evaluate the detection threshold

    5) Minimize false negatives and eliminate false positives
    Include assay-specific positive and negative controls

    6) Pre-determine secondary and tertiary screens to validate positive hits

    7) Perform a small pilot screen for final validation


    Investigators may screen in their own labs using applicable detection systems, or can work with the UC Drug Discovery Center for robotic-based screening. Download the Drug Discovery Center pamphlet for more information.

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  • Contact Us

    If you are interested in using our services or have any questions, contact us via email: LentiCore@cchmc.org