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We are the Marsico Lung Institute Cystic Fibrosis Center Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core

Our Mission

Well-differentiated human airway epithelial cell cultures are instrumental for studying basic and applied aspects of cell biology and physiology relevant to cystic fibrosis (CF) and its treatment. The Marsico Lung Institute Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core (MLI TPC) was established to provide standardized cell cultures for CF research. The MLI TPC serves as a central source of de-identified normal, CF and disease control cells, tissues and fluids for a wide array of uses. We currently offer seven different cell types and three different types of growth media, which are all available for purchase under our “Services” tab via iLabs. The MLI TPC has prepared cells from approximately 8,150 human tissue specimens over the past 36 years, producing over 210 x 109 viable primary and passage one human airway epithelial cells between 2015 to 2019.

Announcement: ****Currently we are not offering human alveolar type II (AT2) epithelial cells, human nasal epithelial (HNE) cells, or small airway epithelial (SAE) cells. Our available cell types are featured in the tab “Services.” Please check back in the future.****