Core Facilities & Instrumentation

Massachusetts General Hospital operates over 50 state-of-the-art core facilities to help researchers make new breakthroughs.

Human Allograft Kidney

A section of a human allograft kidney with acute humoral rejection, stained brown for complement component (C4d). Photographed at 20X. From the Mass General Histopathology Core.

The core facilities at Massachusetts General Hospital bring state-of-the-art instrumentation, methodologies and expertise to biomedical research.

Mass General operates over 50 core facilities that provide essential scientific services to further our research mission. This includes facilities in the following functional areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cell culture and manipulation
  • Cellular imaging and microscopy
  • Clinical research, support, samples and repository
  • Computing and IT support
  • DNA sequencing, synthesis and automation
  • Endocrine histology 
  • Flow cytometry
  • Genotyping
  • Histopathology 
  • Medical imaging
  • Monoclaval antibody production
  • Recombinant proteins and peptides
  • Transgenics
  • Vectors/viruses
  • Other research and support cores

Cores are available on a fee basis to researchers within and outside the Mass General community, as well as members of industry.

The fees charged are used to offset the cost of developing and maintaining the technology.

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When combined with the resources of the Partners HealthCare system, Mass General provides access to nearly 100 research cores in the Boston area.

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