SERVICES

Through the aid of its Facilities and Equipments, COMT offers to the scientific community, to public and private institutions and to private companies a number of Laboratory Services that may contribute to the advancement of the customers’ research and product development efforts. Provided Services rely upon basic biochemical, cell biological and molecular biological methods, or more advanced techniques and protocols that, in part, have been developed by core Units of the Centre. Thus, the custom Services that can be requested may be based upon established and standardized procedures, propriety methods and technologies, or may be tailored to satisfy the customer’s needs.

The modalities and costs involved in the performance of the Services, and the delivery of their output, are accurately defined for each Service. For requesting a quotation, customers are invited to fill out the “Service Request” form found on this web page. Please note that in the price listing "Internal price" and "External price" refer to the price charged to Internal or External users respectively, as defined by the Centre’s Regulations. These prices may be negotiated with the indicated Reference persons, or with the Director of the Centre. Naturally, any requested Service is bound by strict confidentiality and is performed in accordance to the ethical rules of the Centre.

Investigators are also welcome to contact COMT for advice and problem solving, in relation to specific conceptual, methodological or technical aspects pertaining to the Services offered by the Centre. Such “consulting assistance” will be charged separately from the list prices detailed below and is subject to specific negotiation.

CELLULAR ASSAYS IN VIVO

COMT offers a service similar to that offered by Innovascreen Inc (Halifax, Canada - ASET -Avian System for Evaluation of Therapeutics) to test the invasive, pro-metastatic and pro-angiogenic potential of a given cell type or agent and assess the anti-neoplastic and/or anti-metastatic effect of lead biological or synthetic compounds exploited as therapeutics. The service is based upon the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane assay (CAM assay) and intravital fluorescence microscopy supported by immunochemistry and molecular biological end-point analyses. For the performance…

SCIENTIFIC COUNSELING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

To request technical and scientific support on the following issues, please contact the indicated reference person: utilization of specific instruments – Reference: Prof. Roberto Perris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. (+39) 0521-906601; execution or setting of specific protocols or general experimental procedures – Reference: Prof. Roberto Perris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. (+39) 0521-906601; experimental design and scientific processing strategies – Reference: Prof. Roberto Perris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. (+39) 0521-906601; anatomic-pathology research issues (not of assistential nature) – Reference: Prof. Enrico Maria Silini, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. (+39) 0521-702099/290386;…

DEPOSIT OF PRIMARY CELLS AND CELL LINES

Long- and short-term storage of primary cells and cell lines is offered to both Internal and External users. Providers must guarantee that the cells to be stored are free of infectious agents and that the material has been collected in the full respect of the ruling Italian legislation. Providers are entirely responsible for the quality of the cells delivered for storage and must comply to delivery in dry ice. The deposited material will be maintained in the vapor phase of…
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