Biomarker Core Lab to host seminar on its expertise, capacities on Nov. 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Biomarker Core Lab (BCL) in Penn State's Department of Biobehavioral Health is a wet lab specially designed for ELISA, Multiplex assays, and Telomere length analysis.

This shared-use facility is set up for complete sample analysis, sample organization, sample aliquoting, long-term sample storage, and independent use of lab equipment by principal investigators and their research staff.

The BCL is a not-for-profit core center designed to help researchers analyze samples. Fees cover the cost of materials, equipment use and maintenance, and staff. Its experts have many years of experience, and they can help advise scientists through innovative research by offering guidance in research design, quotes for grants and data analysis.

To find out more about the offerings of the BCL, members of the research community are invited to attend a seminar at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building, at University Park.

Immediately following at 10 a.m., technical specialists from Meso Scale Delivery (MSD) will present on the availability of MSD, a new option for biomarker detection. 

MSD, which has lower costs and can replace other immunoassays, has high sensitivity, excellent reproducibility and a wide dynamic range. Its multi-array technology enables researchers to profile many biomarkers simultaneously in a single sample. Various assay formats are available for applications including immunology, inflammation, oncology, neurobiology and toxicology.

Please RSVP for each presentation to Matthew Ulrich, muu110@psu.edu or 814-863-2740, as space is limited.

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Last Updated November 03, 2017