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MBCL Services

  • Oligo Discount Program- Our partnership with IDT provides investigators with DNA/RNA oligos and gBlocks at a discount through the MBCL.
  • Reagent Program- We offer discounted pricing on TAQMAN, qPCR reagents, enzymes, etc. from ThermoFisher (Life Technologies/Ambion), and Empirical Biosciences. Save yourself the shipping charges. We deliver to your mailroom!
    TaqMan Assays are shipped at ambient temperature, ref here.
  • Fragment Analyzer Service- Submit DNA/RNA samples to be analyzed on the Advanced Analytical Fragment Analyzer (similar to the Bioanalyzer) for accurate sizing, concentration, and RNA quality numbers.
  • Sequencing Library Preparation- Submit RNA or DNA samples to be made into adapter-ligated libraries.
  • Sanger Sequencing and GeneMapper/ARISA (Genotyping)- Value priced!

Sample Drop Off Locations:

1. LRB - 6th floor copy room
2. ASC - 8th floor room 2058
3. Biotech 2 - fridge or freezer in the hall outside of room 207.
4. 222 Maple Ave. Shrewsbury, MA, 01545 - Rose Gordon Building, 1st floor. Available weekdays from 8AM to 5PM  (Email us if you leave samples here).

Samples get picked up at 11:00 AM every Monday through Friday.

Learn more about Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) at our PacBio and Deep Sequencing Core websites!

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In case of extreme weather (bad or good), deliveries and sample pickup may be
postponed. The MBCL is closed when UMassMed is on "inclement weather alert“.