Cell Culture Facility

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Director Kerry S. Campbell, PhD
Manager Tim Kwok, PhD
[email protected]
& Phone
Reimann R288
Pricing &
Contact Tim Kwok for pricing and scheduling.


The Cell Culture Facility provides reagents, equipment, technical expertise, consultation and training to support mammalian cell culture experiments at Fox Chase. Services include:

  • Basic cell culture support: cell banking, detection of mycoplasma contamination in cultured cells, cell line validation support, and maintenance of >150 common STR-authenticated cell lines
  • On-request establishment of 3D organoid cultures and primary cultures from human and animal tissue samples
  • Hybridoma production to generate monoclonal antibodies
  • Development of gene-manipulated mouse embryonic stem cells
  • Preparation of sterile growth media and reagents
  • Specialized equipment: electroporators, cell counter, xCELLigence, low oxygen incubation, Incucyte SX5

  Advantages over other similar shared resources (commercial or academic)

  • Discount pricing for standard and custom culture media and reagents
  • One-stop source for cell culture expertise, equipment, cell lines, liquid nitrogen cell banking, sterile work bench, and supplies, including media, supplements, and cultureware
  • On-site or remote in-person consultation
  • Specialized culture media preparation
  • Performance-tested fetal bovine serum available at bulk purchase discount
  • Only academic shared resource in Philadelphia providing hybridoma production services

This facility derives partial funding from the FCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute.