Lab Capabilities

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In addition to conducting academic and medical research under the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we provide laboratory services for a fee. A non-exhaustive list of our capabilities and services are listed below. 

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Specimen Processing

  • PBMC Processing
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Cord Blood Processing and Cell Isolation
  • Virus and Bacteria Cultivation
  • Human Enteroid Treatment and Infection

Antibody Functional Assays

  • Plaque Reduction Neutralization
  • Toxin Neutralization
  • Serum Bactericidal
  • Opsonophagocytosis
  • Inhibition of Motility
  • Microagglutination
  • Hemagglutination Inhibition

Immunogenecity Testing

  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Multi-array cytokine, chemokines, biomarker measurements
  • Antibody Secreting Cells (ASC) detection
  • Development, Optimization and Qualification of Immunological Assays

Small Animal Models

  • Intradermal, intramuscular, intranasal, intraperitoneal and orogastric vaccinations
  • Collection of serum, stool, tear, and bronchoalveolar and intestinal lavages
  • Tissue  processing for cytokine determinations, bacteria colony counts and histological sectioning
  • Bacterial challenge

Molecular Techniques

  • Western Blotting
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
  • Determination of Lewis Secretor Status
  • Dry blood spot assays

Pathogens
Including but not limited to:

  • Measles, Influenza, and Polio viruses
  • Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Polysaccharides
  • Norwalk virus-like particles
  • Pertussis
  • Salmonella serovar spp.
  • Shigella IpaB and IpaD
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae