The overall goal of the Cell Separation and Sample Preparation (CSSP) Core is to develop technologies for the? collection and isolation of enriched blood leukocyte cell populations that are applicable to critically ill patient? populations for subsequent high throughput proteomic and genomic analyses, as well as for functional? proteomics. The Core also assists with the collection, processing and archival of solid tissue samples obtained? at surgical interventions in the trauma and burn patient populations. The Core has three primary functions? within the Program: (1) the development of new technologies for the isolation of leukocyte subpopulations from? critically-ill trauma and burn patients for subsequent genomic and proteomic analyses, initially employing? macroscale techniques, but rapidly moving to a microfluidics approach; (2) the implementation and support of? macroscale and microfluidics protocols at the clinical sites, including quality control and quality assurance; and,? (3) the long-term storage and archival of plasma, leukocyte and solid tissue samples (RNA, protein) for future? analyses. Because of these distinct functions, the Core has both development and service components. The? primary service site is at the University of Florida where the Sample Collection Kits are manufactured and? distributed, and where samples are archived and stored in 24-hour monitored freezers and facilities. The? primary development sites are at the Center for Engineering in Medicine where the microfluidics cassettes are? developed, and at the University of Rochester and the University of Florida College of Medicine where? macroscale sample processing is developed and validated.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
5U54GM062119-07
Application #
7492888
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZGM1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2007-09-01
Budget End
2008-08-31
Support Year
7
Fiscal Year
2007
Total Cost
$500,222
Indirect Cost
Name
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department
Type
DUNS #
073130411
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02199
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