Areas of Focus
The Cell and Viral Vector Laboratory (CVVL) Shared Resource serves two essential and
highly utilized functions within the Cancer Center:
Support for Experimental Approaches
Specialized cell culture and experimental services are available through the
experienced and highly skilled CVVL staff, and allow investigators to carry
out short-term experiments quickly and in a cost-efficient manner. These
experiments include establishment of cell lines from primary murine and human
tissue explants, production of virus stocks for gene transfer, and large-scale
expansion of tumor cell lines for downstream applications.
Center for Cell Culture Products
The CVVL distribution
center provides cell culture products. Both basic and specialty media are
available to investigators at a substantial cost-savings compared to the list price
or the general university subsidy. Molecular biology reagents are available from five
different vendors, and reflect the breadth of products sold by these vendors.
Cancer Center members receive substantial subsidies on these products, and all
users benefit from free shipping.