Core Facilities

The Aquatic Zebrafish Core provides services using the small vertebrate zebrafish as a model for human disease and to study gene function.

The Bioanalytical Core provides quantitative bioanalytical services used for drug discovery and development.

The Biorepository Resource Center assists investigators, divisions, and centers in the collection, tracking, storage, processing, and distribution of biobanked specimens across CHOP Research Institute.

If you need to ensure your study includes valid, statistically sound data and results, then the Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDMC) at Children’s Hospital is here to help!

Established in 2006, the CAG Biorepository is one of the world’s largest and most diverse pediatric biobanks, hosting more than 600,000 biological samples that have been genotyped or sequenced in CAG’s CLIA and CAP-accredited high-throughput centers. This core offers DNA and RNA extraction services.

Established in 2006, the CAG Genotyping Laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-art technology and experienced staff members. Our lab is integrated with our Biorepository and Bioinformatics group, keeping all stages of collaborators’ studies connected.

The CAG Sequencing Laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-art technology and expert staff members. Intergrated sequencing operations with our Biorepository and Bioinformatics teams to keep all stages of a collaborator’s studies connected. The lab also offers cutting-edge technologies in genomics.

Looking for help with sequencing and analytics to advance your project? The CHOP Microbiome Center is the sequencing and analytical resource of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program, providing end-to-end solutions for microbiome research.

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics has established state-of-the-art Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) clinical vector manufacturing suites for adeno-associated virus (AAV) and lentiviral (LV) vectors.

The Comparative Medicine Services Core partners with and guides investigators through the process of translating their wet bench research into clinical care to improve the lives of patients and families.

Advance the quality and scope of your research with easy access to state-of-the-art flow cytometers and professional services at the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory.

The Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core provides services for the development of novel, human cell-based experimental models for elucidating the pathophysiology of genetic disorders.

The mission of the Metabolomic Core at CHOP is to provide analytical services to advance understanding of metabolism in health and disease states.

If you’re in need of advanced state-of-the-art pathology services to propel your research, you’ll want to meet with our experts at the Pathology Core Laboratory.

The Proteomics Core Facility provides a variety of protein and proteomics services for investigators at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, and outside institutions.

The Research Staffing Core provides clinical research personnel to support all types of clinical research studies and excels at matching top quality clinical research staff with clinical investigators and teams.

The Research Vector Core provides state-of-the-art technology support for investigators requiring viral-based vectors for gene transfer in basic research and pre-clinical studies.

A fee-for-service facility available to all CHOP faculty and staff for safe and compliant shipments of biologic specimens, dry ice, and related dangerous goods.

When you’re in need of radiological imaging for your research, look no further than the Small Animal Imaging Facility at Children’s Hospital.

The Transgenic Core at Children’s Hospital Research Institute can build you complex mouse or rat models, genetically manipulating the mouse or rat genome to meet your specific research needs.

The Translational Core Laboratory (TCL) provides laboratory testing and specimen processing services to support clinical research and animal studies.

Core Facilities Administration