CELL CULTURE FACILITY
Products and Services
Products offered by the Cell Culture Core Facility
catalog is available online.
When you buy your supplies through the CCF, you never pay
shipping & handling or dry ice charges
Our 2007-2008 Print Catalog is now available! Request your copy at the CCF or print from the .pdf Here (note file is 33 MB). For the most up-to-date price and availability, please refer to the online catalog.
by the Cell Culture Core Facility
Contact us for
information about any of the services listed here, as well as
requests for services not shown.
of high quality tissue culture media, FBS aliquots, additives
to stock media, buffers, and enzymes.
for many commonly used media
- Custom media can be prepared
to your specifications. We can work from a protocol or
journal article. We have hundreds of recipes in our database.
- Cell Banking. The CCF maintains an extensive
on-campus cryogenic (ℓN 2) cell bank for the convenience of UCSF
- Many cell lines are owned by the CCF and are
available for purchase for a nominal fee (frozen vial
or flask of growing cells).
- Researchers can choose to store cells with
us; we will manage the inventory and provenance.
storage fees are much lower than commercial services.
- We are certified to ship cells to colleagues around the world.
- As additional backup, the CCF has placed
Bio-Materials Tracking, in
Fresno, on retainer to move the cell bank to a
safe location in the event of a disaster. Having
your master stock stored in more than one place
reduces the likelihood of loss.
- Testing. The CCF provides Endotoxin
testing of your samples (LAL gel clot assay). If you require
other tests, the CCF will be able to prepare, pack and ship
samples to the testing lab of your choice.
- Tissue Culture Service and Consultation. The CCF has
highly trained staff who can draw on years of experience, providing
advice and service.
We are able to provide what you need, from
a frozen vial of cells to any size flask of growing cells (T-25
-> multi-level tissue culture flask systems).
We have hundreds of cell lines available (see CCL), and
can provide information regarding passage number and culture
conditions for each.
The CCF can also manage highly difficult primary cell lines,
hybridomas for monoclonal antibody production, isolation of
cells from tissue biopsy samples for iPS, and cloning of cell lines from
mixed populations. We will work with you to accomplish your
- Custom Oligos and Primers. Available
through our product
researchers can order oligos from Integrated DNA technologies
(IDT), Operon (OPE), Sigma (SIG), Invitrogen (INV), and Bioneer (BNR). Finished
product can either be picked up or delivered.
- DNA sequencing services are
offered from SeqWright (FSH) and Agencourt. Samples can
be dropped off at Parnassus S-1000 or Genentech Hall S-212.
Sequence data will be sent electronically.
- Open Biosystems Products can be ordered from the product
catalog, OBS, go to Forms for advice on ordering.