UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center members requiring cell culture services, reagents, or supplies in their research use the TCF on a regular basis. TCF services currently offered include:

  • Training and technical assistance for researchers who require additional cell culture skills or expertise.
  • Expert consultation to researchers with regard to cell culture, media, new techniques, or troubleshooting.
  • Expansion and freeze-down services for researcher cell lines.
  • Large-scale cell culture capabilities for researchers requiring large numbers of cells or large volumes of conditioned medium containing cell metabolites or proteins.
  • Long-term liquid nitrogen cryogenic storage of investigators’ cell lines and other research samples.
  • The TCF partners with Genetica Cell Line Services (part of LabCorp) to offer the most stringent qPCR-based Mycoplasma contamination testing for cell or DNA samples.
  • The TCF also utilizes Genetica Cell Line Services for STR profiling of cell lines.

To find out more about any of these services, contact TCF Manager Jeff Maycock, jeff_maycock@med.unc.edu