Children’s Clinical and Translational Discovery Core

"Our mission is to support and compliment the research efforts of qualified investigators by providing laboratory research services and access to biological samples that represent a variety of diagnoses and healthy volunteers."

  • Clinical Trial Support:  Clinical sample processing and storage services for their subsequent use in hypothesis-driven clinical research.

  • Correlative Biology Studies: Support and advice on the conduct of correlative biology studies associated with clinical trials from initial study design and planning through the implementation and interpretation of molecular assays of drug targets and genomic correlates of disease.

  • Biorepository: Access to a variety of human biological specimens from both healthy control participants and patients with a variety of diagnoses.

The laboratory also collaborates with other core facilities and laboratories across campus.

For more information, email: CCTDC@emory.edu

Clinical sample processing and storage services for their subsequent use in hypothesis-driven clinical research.

  • Study Design Consulting
    • Complimentary 30 minute consultation to any interested investigator
    • If an investigator decides to use our services, they will be charged a $50 study startup/setup fee.
  • Sample Collection Kit Building
  • Biospecimen Processing
    • See Pricing Below
  • Biospecimen Storage
    • All specimens are tracked electronically via a Thermo Scientific Nautilus Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 
    • Samples are stored in secure laboratory spaces at 4˚C, -80˚C, and -150˚C. 
    • All storage equipment is monitored 24 hours a day/7 days a week by a Vaisala monitoring system. 
    • The CCTDC maintain back-up storage locations in case of individual equipment failure or widespread disaster.  
    • Clinical data for samples may be stored in a Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system.
  • Sample Distribution

 

The CCTDC is also able to serve as the central repository for a multi-site study

 

Academic Biospecimen Processing Rates:

Custom or kit-based studies are charged at an hourly rate of $38 (based on the specific study requirements).

          *Please contact Kristen Herzegh for industry rates.  

Support and advice on the conduct of clinical trials from initial study design and planning through the implementation and interpretation of molecular assays of drug targets and genomic correlates of disease.

Technical support and conduct of biologic assays in support of clinical trials.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Biological sample analysis
  • Cell culture assays
  • Western blotting
  • Quantitative real-time PCR
  • Custom Experimental Design

Access to a variety of human biological specimens from both healthy control participants and patients with a variety of diagnoses.

  • Emory University IRB approved Protocol, consent, and assent
  • On demand collection of biological samples
  • A growing repository of biological samples from both healthy control participants and patients with a variety of diagnoses
  • Oversight by the CCTDC Scientific Review Committee - This group provides oversight and guidance for all aspects of the Biorepository

 

Biospecimen Storage

  • All specimens are tracked electronically via a Thermo Scientific Nautilus Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 
  • Samples are stored in secure laboratory spaces at 4˚C, -80˚C, and -150˚C. 
  • All storage equipment is monitored 24 hours a day/7 days a week by a Vaisala monitoring system. 
  • The CCTDC maintain back-up storage locations in case of individual equipment failure or widespread disaster.  
  • Clinical data for samples may be stored in a Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system.

 

If you are interested in requesting samples for research projects please fill out the Use Proposal Form and email it to CCTDC@emory.edu.

Citing the Children’s Clinical and Translational Discovery Core 

The Children’s Clinical and Translational Discovery Core is generously supported by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University.

When presenting or publishing work completed using the core, please include "Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University's Children’s Clinical and Translational Discovery Core" in the acknowledgments.

To determine if you should use “Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta” in your author affiliations, please see guidelines here.