The Biorepository & Tissue Analysis (BTA) Shared Resource provides investigators with access to meticulously collected and annotated human specimens as well as advanced human and animal tissue analyses that require state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The shared resource comprises several integrated components, e.g., biospecimen and data repository, customized and readily available tissue microarrays (TMAs), laser capture microdissection, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) tissue imaging and research pathology services such as histologic analysis of fixed, frozen, and stained tissues and analysis of experimental results.
1. Populate a central biospecimen and data repository
2. Provide, develop and modify tissue analysis services to support cancer research (human and animal)
The BTA offers a wide range of services for investigators. Please note prior to services being performed, the requestor must submit an Order Form (PDF). Upon receipt, the operations manager will contact the requestor, review the request, request additional information if needed and provide a pricing proposal. Please note: all requests for specimens undergo committee review for approval.
A flow chart has been developed to assist investigators in determining what Internal Review Board (IRB) category is appropriate for their research. Please review prior to submitting your application.
IRB Flow Chart (PDF)
The Biorepository & Tissue Analysis Shared Resource is fully equipped with the technology to assist investigators in tissue analysis, biospecimen and data repository and tissue microarrays as well as the expertise to perform these services.
If you publish a manuscript including research supported by the Biorepository & Tissue Analysis Shared Resource, the HCC recommends the following text to be placed in the acknowledgement section: "Supported in part by the Biorepository & Tissue Analysis Shared Resource, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina."