Stem cells, engineering and FACS

Cutting edge fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) technologies are mandatory elements in the toolbox of a leading medical university. Karolinska Institutet also provide platforms for pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR, and material engineering.

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Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering Facility

The Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering Facility (Biofab) offers a diverse range of micro and nanostructuring techniques for a wide scope of applications in the fields of life-science and medicine. The Biofab aims to bridge the gap between engineering and biology at Karolinska Institutet and to provide common grounds with respect to suitable material of use of modular design and tunable structures for biomedical purposes. This facility is available through the iLab booking system for core facilities.

Biomedicum Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Biomedicum Flow Cytometry (BFC) Core Facility is a shared resource laboratory that will provide researchers with the capability of performing a wide range of flow cytometry experiments. This facility is available through the iLab booking system for core facilities.

CRISPR Functional Genomics

The CRISPR Functional Genomics facility (CFG) specialise in CRISPR technology. Their mission is to accelerate research by offering a wide array of CRISPR applications, ranging from precision genome engineering in cell lines to massively parallel genetic perturbations for genetic screening and unbiased discovery. As a SciLifeLab national infrastructure unit, their mission is to provide services at the cutting edge of technological innovation, enabling research that would otherwise be unattainable. 

This facility is available through iLab booking system for core facilities. Please also note that the Karolinska Genome Engineering Facility (KGE) is now part of CFG. 

Developmental Tissue Bank

The Developmental Tissue Bank provides research groups with defined human embryonic and fetal tissue (“prenatal tissue”), derived from routine abortions, through a collaboration with various clinics. After the tissue is transferred to the facility, we determine the developmental stage, identify the retrieved tissue, perform any necessary dissection, and process the tissue as agreed with the user. This facility is available through the iLab booking system for core facilities.

Karolinska Institutet Stem Cell Organoid

The main goal of Karolinska Institutet Stem Cell Organoid (KISCO) is to assist researchers, mainly within the university and in Sweden, to harbour the potential of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) in studying complex human disease mechanisms. A key tool offered and that will be continuously developed is the derivation and use of in vitro organoid systems of mouse and human stem cell origin. KISCO is unique in offering these services as a core facility in Sweden. This facility is available through the iLab booking system for core facilities.

MedH Flow Cytometry Facility

The Flow Cytometry Facility at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (South Campus) offers a broad range of high quality services including assistance with experimental design, training for independent users, and operator-assisted services for cell analysis and cell sorting. This facility is available through the iLab booking system for core facilities.

VirusTech Core Facility

Genetically engineered viruses provide powerful tools for introducing desired genes in cells. To facilitate the use of this state-of-art methodology, the VirusTech Core Facility at KI's Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics specializes in the production, purification and concentration of such virus particles. This facility is available through the iLab booking system for core facilities under the name Common Virus Facility. 

How to book a core facility