Primary Cell culture

Our cell culture is a fully validated facility designed for the manipulation of human and mouse primary cell lines and drug screening for pre-clinical studies. Our research is focused on the isolation, propagation and characterization of cancer stem cells (CSCs), from different tumor models, including colon, breast and thyroid.

These models lead us to dissect the role of the crucial pathways underlying the CSCs’ survival, acquired chemoresistance and dissemination during cancer progression. This facility includes:

  • 3 sterile hoods biohazard class II
  • 4 CO2 incubators,
  • 2 optical and 1 fluorescence microscopes
  • Centrifuge
  • Surgipath 3800 Water Bath
  • – 20 °C/+4 °C freezer
  • Analytical balance
  • Vortex
  • Robosep