Seattle Children's Research Institute houses a number of core laboratories and services. These cores provide our scientists access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical services.
Cores are administered through a centralized department responsible for ensuring that services are affordable, convenient and efficient.
Provides support services for the use of actigraphy. Currently supports actigraphy needs in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research.
- Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Econometrics and Programming (BEEP) Core
Serves the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development's technical needs in a cost-effective manner, especially in the areas of statistical analysis, data management, surveys, web development and graphic design.
- Children's Core for Biomedical Statistics
Serves as the primary statistical design and data analysis core for Seattle Children's Research Institute research activities.
- Cystic Fibrosis Isolate Core
Provides CF bacterial isolates to researchers at the University of Washington and other academic institutions.
- Flow Cytometry Core
Provides diverse flow-cytometric applications for characterization and purification of cells from mixed-cell suspensions, as well as consulting services.
- Imagination Lab
Provides a wide range of basic hand and power tools for quickly making ideas a reality. Advanced tools such as 3-D scanning and printing and CNC machining, along with 3-D CAD, graphic design and video editing software are available as well.
- Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory: A Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center
Performs genetic testing, flow cytometry and cellular immunology studies to diagnose and monitor immunologic disorders.
- Investigational Drug Service
Dispenses medications used in Seattle Children's inpatient and ambulatory clinical trials.
- On-Site Supply Core
Reduces waste and increase efficiencies in supplying labs with the most commonly used non-perishable lab supplies.
- Pediatric Clinical Research Center
This multidisciplinary facility provides an environment and expertise for the conduct of clinical research encompassing a broad spectrum of human pathophysiology and disease.
- Radiology Clinical Research Imaging Core
Provides assistance to facilitate the selection, set-up, implementation and conduct of research studies involving Seattle Children's radiology imaging across its multiple modalities.
- Research Coordinator Core
Assists with the organization, implementation and completion of clinical research studies.
- Research Lab Services
Operated by the Department of Laboratories, the Research Lab Services core provides an array of laboratory services to support basic, clinical and translational research at Seattle Children's.
- Small Animal Tomographic Analysis Facility (SANTA)
Offers tomographic capabilities (in vivo and ex vivo microCT and optical projection tomography [OPT]) to members of Seattle Children's and the University of Washington, as well as external researchers, on an affordable, fee-for-service basis.
- Therapeutic Cell Production Core
Helps researchers navigate the process of adapting research laboratory methods to a manufacturing environment, including required release testing, final product characterization and regulatory support.
- Viral Core
Supports the construction and production of lentiviral vectors, including non-integrating lentiviral vectors.