Cell Culture Laboratory and Tissue Depository
The Cell Culture and Tissue Depository facilities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children collect cells for studying mechanisms of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions in order to advance scientific understanding and treatment of diseases.
The Tissue Depository is a bank of primary cells collected from tissues associated with orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions and acts as a centralized tissue repository for all TSRHC researchers. When a research project need arises, the tissue bank supplies to researchers previously collected and preserved cell samples.
The Tissue Depository has collected cases such as Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, congenital pseudoarthrosis and macrodactyly. Clinical sample collection requires the approval of the TSRHC Institutional Review Board (IRB). The department is committed to providing consistently high quality clinical samples for researchers while maintaining patient confidentiality.
Cell Culture Laboratory
The Cell Culture Laboratory also offers a wide range of services in cell culture and molecular biology to accelerate orthopedic research.
Many discoveries and innovations can be rapidly translated into clinical practice with extensive collaboration among physicians, scientists and engineers. As an active member of this group, the department supports research projects for exploring and implementing cutting-edge technology.
For more information about the Cell Culture Laboratory and the Tissue Depository, please call
(214) 559-7877 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7877.