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On-Demand Webinar

Laboratory Facilities: Core Creation, Operation, and Sustainment

$167.00

On-Demand Webinar

Laboratory Facilities: Core Creation, Operation, and Sustainment

$167.00

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  • A core laboratory, also referred to as a core facility, is a shared resource containing technology, equipment, and personnel resources that can be used by many and is applicable to multiple types of study disciplines. Once confined to only a few different types of core labs exploiting new techniques in electron microscopy, DNA sequencing, NMR imaging, and X-ray crystallography, the explosive growth in technology has led to upwards of 50 different types of cores, ranging from discipline-specific facilities such a gamma irradiation core for radiation biologists to more shared resources like a confocal microscopy core for plant and animal cell biologists.

    Core laboratory facilities are playing an increasingly prominent role in how laboratory research is conducted. These facilities contain state-of-the-art technology and are staffed with specially-trained employees to operate and interpret the experimental results generated by the sophisticated equipment. While the home institution, usually a college or university, provides the initial seed capital to establish the core, sustaining and expanding the core’s services cannot be supported by the fees charged to the core users alone. By far the greatest support to core facilities comes from government agencies in the form of competitive equipment grants.

    During this information-filled 60-minute on-demand training, your expert presenter will discuss how cores operate, their impact on solving research questions and biomedical problems, strategies for generating support and funding for equipment purchases not only by competing for equipment grants, but also by leveraging home institutional commitment, colleague needs, local and regional agencies, and commercial partner interests. Emphasis will be given to areas where equipment vendors and core leadership can join forces to their mutual benefit.


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    • Data generation through vendor partnering can make or break equipment purchases 
    • In terms of winning grant funding, the more successful cores have leveraged the combined talents of the equipment vendor and the core director in justifying need and demonstrating technical expertise
    • Avoid multiple applications for the same equipment item; they are seldom viewed favorably often resulting in none of them being awarded
    • Academic cores adopting more of a private business model approach to customer expansion may be in the best position to succeed
    • Individual core sustainability and growth depends upon the interdependent relationship between the equipment representative and the core leadership

    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or a Full Refund.

    You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.

  • Meet Your Expert: John W. Ludlow, Ph.D

    Dr. John LudlowJohn W. Ludlow, Ph.D, began his academic faculty career at the University of Rochester (NY) in 1991, with appointments in the department of biochemistry at the medical school and the university’s cancer research center. During this time he maintained an independently funded research laboratory training graduate students and post doctoral fellows in the area of tumor suppressor gene expression, protein structure, and function. Funding for his laboratory came from a variety of sources, including the NIH, the American Cancer Society, and private foundations. Dr. Ludlow began working in the commercial biotechnology sector in 2000, developing and managing research and pre-clinical programs for cell therapy and tissue engineered products, where he has continued to compete in, and advise on, multiple NIH award programs.