In vitro Testing

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HSC PreClinical Research Services currently offers the following procedures. Additional procedures can be developed and validated to meet the individual requirements of the sponsor.

Antibiotic Screening

In vitro antibacterial evaluations including minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) determinations as well as time-kill curves.

Flow Cytometry, Laser Capture Microdissection, & Fluorescence Microscopy

Various services include those for cell analysis, cell sorting, tissue LC microdissection, and fluorescence imaging.  For detailed instrument capabilities, visit the Flow Cytometry Core Facility website.

Antibody Response

Serum samples from various rodent disease models are measured for total immunoglobulin and isotype profiles.

Cytokine Response

Serum samples are quantitatively profiled for cytokine production within a number of rodent disease models.

Biofilm Assays

In vitro methods quantitatively determine phenotypic variation and drug efficacy for gram-positive and gram-negative biofilms.

Additional Services

Additional or specialized services can be provided at the request of a sponsor.