Tissue Culture

The Center maintains a repository of many hundreds of cell lines. Cell cultures are used for the propagation of viruses and expression of specialized biological products, such as hormones and other types of proteins. 


  • Cell culture; thawing, maintenance, expansion, as well as freezing and storage
  • Accommodations for a wide range of cells from mammalian and avian to arthropod and hybridoma lines
  • Cell harvest volumes from small scale (mL) to large scale (Liters)
  • Variety of culture vessels
  • Mycoplasma testing and eradication
  • Human cell line authentication
  • Preparation of specialized media and buffers
  • Large scale sterile filtration and vial dispensing of reagents


  • 3-Thermo Scientific Reach in CO2 Incubators, with capacity for 36 roller bottles
  • 1-Thermo Scientific Environmental Chamber
  • 2-Thermo Scientific Forma Steri-Cycle CO2 Incubators
  • Olympus IX71 inverted microscope equipped with DAPI and FITC filter sets
  • Thermo Scientific Cryo Plus Liquid Nitrogen storage; 36,000 sample capacity
  • MVE XLC-1110 Liquid Nitrogen storage; 25,000 sample capacity
  • 1-12x12 Walk in cold room for media storage
  • Clestra Cleanroom