Path BioResource Overview

Resource laboratories, formerly called core facilities, have moved beyond the simple provision of technical services at the University of Pennsylvania. They now routinely make complex experiments possible both by providing scientific and technological support for advanced problem-based experimentation, and by creating a mechanism for the acquisition of new methodologies.

To meet this challenge, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine created Path BioResource (PBR) to enhance the activities of Department-based resource laboratories by providing an infrastructure for development of academic programs and an expansion of web-based training systems, complemented by compliance consistency and maximized external funding efforts.

The Department faculty supports test development and translational research by providing comprehensive blood and tissue-based services to investigators, participates in diagnostic procedures or infusional therapeutics, serves as consultants, or as co-investigators. Visit the investigators section of the Pathology Clinical Service Center (PCSC) for more information.

Individual PBR researchers are urged to credit in publications all resource labs where experiments were performed by name (e.g., Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Resource Laboratory/University of Pennsylvania).