Having recently moved ISCRM to new research space has allowed us to develop state-of-the-art equipment and service cores, and thereby accelerate the development of therapies in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. We are pleased to note that these core facilities were launched mostly with private funding, which we acknowledge through naming each of the cores funded by donation.
Quellos High Throughput Screening Core
Created through a charitable gift by the Quellos Group, the Quellos HTS Core is the newest facility housed in ISCRM space. Utilizing laboratory automation and robotics the Core enables scientists to study complex biological systems and identify therapeutic drug candidates in reasonable timeframes that previously were improbable. The facility has the capability to do both RNA Interference and small molecule screens and is the only one of it’s kind in the Northwest.
Tom and Sue Ellison Stem Cell Core
The establishment of the Tom & Sue Ellison Stem Cell Core was made possible through a generous gift by Tom & Sue Ellison. The Core’s primary goal is to facilitate and promote the research use of hESCs within the Seattle biomedical community. Toward this end, the core provides assistance with pilot studies to determine the feasibility of a project, to generate preliminary data for grant funding and to allow the initiating lab to determine whether to incorporate hESC culture techniques into their lab.
Lynn & Mike Garvey Cell Imaging Lab
The generous donation of Lynn and Mike Garvey has enabled ISCRM to purchase and maintain four state-of-the-art light microscopy systems to accelerate research into stem cell and regenerative processes. ISCRM has purchased and maintains the equipment in good operating condition and provides training to enable lab members to use these microscopes to support their research.