Translational Applications Service Center

Overview of Services

 

                                                                         TASC Services

 

Translational Applications Service Center (TASC) facility is a fee-for-service research laboratory serving the Stanford University scientific community, as well as outside investigators. It offers a variety of analytical services, technical and scientific consulting and training, as well as research equipment, which allow investigators shared access to technologies that support innovative research in translational medicine. By providing centralized oversight and infrastructure for conducting translational research studies, as well as access to high-quality, cost-efficient, state-of-the-art proteomic, molecular and genomic technologies, TASC's overall mission is to serve as a comprehensive resource for accelerating the pace of advances in patient therapy and diagnosis by enhancing basic research in the early stages of translation to the clinical setting.

 

TASC provides a wide variety of analytical services, including a unique state-of-the art novel proteomics technology, NanoImmunoAssay (NIA), for defining protein signatures and measuring proteomic response to targeted therapies in rare clinical samples. Our facility offers dedicated research staff to facilitate the ability of clinical researchers to employ novel technologies and scientific discoveries at the point of care. Of critical importance, our facility also provides users with initial training and on-site expertise in the proper use of the equipment and procedures to enable collection of meaningful, high quality data. Additionally, TASC offers consulting services to assist in experimental design and data analysis, to take best advantage of the available resources.

 

We can provide scientific expertise and support for standard and customized assays, from the initial study design to the final interpretation and statistical analysis of experimental data. Our standard services also include clinical sample acquisition, processing and archival for conducting inter-disciplinary translational research applications.

 

Leadership

 

Joanna Liliental

TASC Director

Map

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Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday  

9:00 - 5:00  

Grant Building S-107
300 Pasteur Drive, Grant, S-107
Stanford, CA 94305-5110

 

Publication Acknowledgment

 

As with all Stanford Service Centers, credit must be given to TASC Facility for data that results in a publication. If the work done at TASC produces data resulting in a figure in a publication, you are required to acknowledge TASC in the publication. Further, if TASC staff members provided significant experimental design, data interpretation, or other intellectual contribution (as evaluated by the PI), then it is expected that these individuals will be coauthors on the publication.

Additionally, the NanoPro instrument for NIA assays was obtained via an NIH instrumentation grant and therefore requires proper acknowledgement. Please, acknowledge funding for the instrument from NIH S10 SIG 1S10RR02465901

Links and Resources

  1. TASC Website
  2. Nano-Immuno Assay Overview
  3. Directions and Parking

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Joanna Liliental, PhD
TASC Director
 
650.736.1285
 
jlili@stanford.edu
 
Grant S 107
 
ShailjaPatel
Lab Manager
 
650-736-1285
 
baroda at stanford.edu
 
Grant S107
 

Service List


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Name Description Price
01. Technical Assistance, Consulting or Training

Note regarding Training:

Anyone interested in independent usage of the PeggySue equipment must complete a mandatory 4 hour training session by TASC staff.

This is a prerequisite for all independent usage of the NanoPro equipment in the facility.

TASC will train any high-volume user wishing to operate the equipment independently ONLY if

the project requires using the PeggySue on a regular basis (ie: at least once a week) for more than 3 months.

Inquire
02. NIA Charge Separation Assay - full service (per cycle)

One cycle is defined as an assay array of 12 sample wells x 1 target antibody

 

  • Assay Development and optimization, set-up, data analysis
  • PeggySue instrument use, initial consultation, labor, consumables/reagents are included, with the exception of primary antibodies, which are user's responsibility.
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03. NIA Size Separation Assay - full service (per cycle)

One cycle is defined as an assay array of 11 sample wells (+ one well of size ladder) x 1 target antibody

  • Assay Development and optimization, set-up, data analysis
  • PeggySue instrument use, initial consultation, labor, consumables/reagents are included, with the exception of primary antibodies, which are user's responsibility.
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04. NIA Charge or Size Assay - Instrument Use Fee for PeggySue

FOR INDEPENDENT USERS SELF-OPERATING THE PeggySue INSTRUMENT

 

Anyone interested in independent usage of the PeggySue equipment must complete a mandatory 4 hour training session by TASC staff.

This is a prerequisite for all independent usage of the PeggySue equipment in the facility.

TASC will train any high-volume user wishing to operate the equipment independently ONLY if

the project requires using the PeggySue on a regular basis (ie: at least once a week) for more than 3 months.

Inquire
05. NIA Charge Assay - Materials at cost Inquire
06. NIA size Assay - Materials at cost (or NIA charge assay with amplification) Inquire
07. Genomic DNA Extraction/Processing (QiaAmp)

Per sample

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08. RNA Extraction/Processing (Rneasy Plus)

Per Sample

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09. RNA or DNA Extraction/Processing (FFPE)

Per Sample

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10. mRNA Purification (Oligotex)

Per Sample

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11. PBMC Processing (Ficoll)

Per Blood Sample

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12. PBMC Processing (Buffy Coat)

Per Sample

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13. Serum or Plasma Processing

Per Sample

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14. FNA Processing

Per Sample

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15. Tissue Homogenization (TissueLyserLT)

Per Sample

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16. DNA/RNA Yield and Purity Determination (NanoDrop)

Per Sample

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17. Protein Concetration Assay (Lowry)

Per Sample

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18. Cryopreservation of cells (DMSO)

Per Sample

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19. Sample Bio-Banking: liquid nitrogen storage (per vial per month)

Per Vial Per Month

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20. Sample Bio-Banking: -80C Freezer Storage (per box per month)

-80C Freezer Storage (per box per month)

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