• Basic Standardized Service - The IMSR offers immune cell profiling via flow cytometry including intracellular cytokine detection and cell surface phenotyping. It also offers multiplex analyte detection (Luminex-based multiplex assays), immune cellular assays (CFSE dilution, antigen-specific and non-specific responses and cytokine production), and gene expression profiling (Illumina-based whole transcriptome sequencing, qRT-PCR arrays, etc.). Keeping cost low is a priority for all the services provided.
  • Banking Service - The IMSR offers patient specimen processing and storage using electronic sample management and tracking systems. Verified and validated standard SOPs are followed for sample acquisition, isolation, storage and distribution. Standard SOPs provide consistent processes for all research activities from sample to sample, investigator to investigator, and study to study. Peripheral blood is ideal for immune monitoring; however, the IMSR also has established protocols for sample processing obtained from other sources such as skin, tumor, saliva and urine. Large reliable data stores protect all information.
  • Murine models of autoimmunity and cancer - The IMSR has experience in a variety of mouse models of autoimmune diseases such as alopecia areata, psoriasis, scleroderma, atopic dermatitis and collagen-induced arthritis. Cancer models include xenograft models and murine models of melanoma.
  • Consulting Service - The IMSR provides individual consultation on experimental design and appropriate sample collection for analysis. We offer expert advice for optimal project-specific immunologic assessment and innovative approaches to evaluate immune responses in clinical studies.