Other special core facilities
On this page we have collected special research infrastructures within the areas of stem cell technology and cell therapy, as well as other laboratory resources.
Clinical Research Center
Clinical Research Center (CRF) is a common resource for researchers from different departments at Karolinska Institutet and/or clinics at Karolinska University Hospital. At CRF researchers have, among other things, access to advanced techniques such as production and analysis of transgenic animals as well as high-throughput mutation analysis in addition to well-equipped animal departments. The aim is to create a high quality infrastructure equipped to provide services requested by the research groups at KI’s south campus.
iPS Core Facility
The reprogramming facility provides a reprogramming service to supply scientists with human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Patient-specific iPS cell lines opens up unique opportunities to in vitro study and create cellular models of human disease. The facility reprograms human fibroblast cells using Sendai viruses, which is a non-integrating method.
Stem Cell & Organoid Core Facility
The Stem Cell & Organoid Core Facility (CMM – OrganoidCellStem) facility is located at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and has the aim to facilitate the generation and distribution of human organoids from pluripotent stem cells, and to develop in vitro cellular models for academy and industry. The facility also provides support for the maintenance and differentiation of established human pluripotent stem cell lines – both human embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells – and training for researchers.
Karolinska Cell Therapy Center and Vecura
Karolinska Cell Therapy Center (KCC) and Vecura supports and facilitates for researchers, clinicians and industrial companies that aim to develop quality assured Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) and cell therapy products for unmet clinical needs.
Karolinska Trial Alliance
Karolinska Trial Alliance (KTA) is a professional Clinical Research Center at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, supported by Stockholm County Council (SLL) and the Karolinska Institute. KTA is highly specialized and has a comprehensive knowledge within the field and gives hands-on support for clinical research to optimize the process of conducting clinical trials.
Karolinska University Laboratory
Clinical sampling and sample analysis provided by healthcare professionals. This facility is runned by the Stockholm County Council.