High-Throughput Bioscience Center

 Overview of Services

 The High-Throughput Bioscinece Center's mission is to provide researchers at Stanford with the ability to run high-throughput chemical, siRNA, cDNA, and high-content screens for the purpose of drug and/or target discovery. The HTBC is a Stanford University School of Medicine core facility and was created in 2003 by the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology (formerly Molecular Pharmacology). The HTBC is a shared resource (Bioscience Screening Facility) for the Stanford Cancer Institute. 

 This high-throughput screening (HTS) laboratory allows Stanford researchers and others to discover novel modulators of targets that otherwise would not be practical in industry. The center incorporates instrumentation (purchased with NCRR NIH Instrumentation grant numbers S10RR019513, S10RR026338, and S10OD025004), databases, compound libraries, and personnel whose previous sole domains were in industry. Among our instrumentation are a Molecular Devices ImageXpress Micro High-Content fluorescence microplate imager, with live cell and phase contrast/brightfield options, a Caliper Life Sciences SciClone ALH3000 and an Agilent Bravo microplate liquid handler, and the Tecan Infinite M1000 and M1000 PRO and Molecular Devices Analyst GT and FlexStation II 384 fluorescence, luminescence and absorbance multimode microplate readers. We have over 130,000 small molecules for compound screens, 15,000 cDNAs for genomic screens, and whole genome siRNA libraries targeting the human genome (the siARRAY whole human genome siRNA library from ThermoFisher Scientific, formerly Dharmacon, targeting 21,000 human genes) and the mouse genome (Qiagen mouse whole genome siRNA set V1 against ~17,000 genes). NEW for 2018, Union Biometric BioSorter** Automated Large Object Sorter (FACS) for 10-200 micron objects such as large cells and C. elegans .
HTBC Lab IX Micro Staccato

 Getting Started


David E. Solow-Cordero, Ph.D. | HTBC Director

Phone:  (650) 725-6002

Fax:  (650) 725-6003

Email:  desolow at stanford.edu


 Professor James K. Chen, Ph.D. | Faculty Advisor

 Location and Hours of Operation



High-Throughput Bioscience Center

Stanford University Medical Center

CCSR Room 0133 - North Wing

269 Campus Dr.

Stanford, CA 94305-5174

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday  

24/7 access for trained users




 The HTBC lab is located in Room 0133 (basement) of the CCSR building North Wing-Green Walls (269 Campus Dr. West).

Dave's office, CCSR 0133A, is located inside the HTBC lab.

Directions | Campus Map  | Parking Map; Metered parking spots in L-16 & L-17, free parking anywhere after 4 PM.

Links and Resources

 Visit our core website for more information:  https://med.stanford.edu/htbc.html/

Publication Acknowledgement

 As with all Stanford Service Centers, credit must be given to High-Throughput Bioscience Center for data that results in a publication. If the work done at High-Throughput Bioscience Center produces data resulting in a figure in a publication, you are required to acknowledge High-Throughput Bioscience Center in the publication. Further, if High-Throughput Bioscience Center 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.


Name Role Phone Email Location
David Solow-Cordero, Ph.D.
CCSR 0133A
Jason Wu
HTBC Research Assistant
(650) 725-6004; Lab: (650) 736-7638; HT Imaging Rm: (650) 736-0084
CCSR 0133

Fixed Cost Services

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Available Equipment and Resources

Detection Systems (3)
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Liquid Handling Systems (6)