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Circulating Tumor Cell Core (BWH)

Director: Lowe, Alarice MD

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Medical Research Building, 3rd Floor, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115

Core Summary:

The Circulating Tumor Cell Core Facility uses immunomagnetic technology developed by Veridex, LLC (Raritan, NJ) to isolate rare tumor cells from whole blood. Isolated tumor cells can then be counted or used for downstream analysis such as molecular studies or flow cytometry.

Institutions:
  • Partners HealthCare
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Lowe, Alarice MD
Phone: 617-525-8696
Email

Member: General Inquiries
Phone: 617-525-8696
Email

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Medical Research Building, 3rd Floor, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115

Major Equipment:

  • CellTracks Analyzer II
  • CellTracks AutoPrep System
Services:
  • Circulating Tumor Cell analysis

    Analysis of blood samples (7.5mls collected in Veridex CellSave tubes) for the presence of circulating tumor cells

  • Circulating Tumor Cell Purification

    Processed samples of circulating tumor cells are returned to investigators for downstream analysis (i.e. profiling).


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