Welcome to the MGH Vector Core!
The MGH Vector Core Facility was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of the Partners Research Core Facilities. Our initial goal was to meet the increasing need of researchers in the Boston area for recombinant viral vectors capable of achieving efficient and long-lasting genetic modification of cells and model organisms. Since that time we have become an increasingly valuable partner in biomedical research, as researchers and companies from across the US continue to solicit our services in the fight against rare inherited diseases. Our viruses have been featured in a number of publications, is currently the therapeutic agent of investigation in a Phase I clinical trial.
We aim to provide three main services to our clients:
- We prepare high-titer, high-quality research-grade lentivirus, retrovirus, and adeno-associated (AAV) vector stocks at competitive prices in a timely manner.
- We work with investigators and companies to design vectors for tailored for their specific applications.
- We provide scientific consultation to identify the best strategies to achieve project goals in a cost-sensitive and timely manner.
We look forward to discussing the ways in which we can help you achieve success in your research. Please contact us for more information.
A Note About our FY15 Price Increases
Effective October 1, 2014, prices on all our services will increase. This marks the first time in our 6-year history we have raised our prices, which have not kept pace with the rate of inflation since our initial budget proposal in FY 2009. We are committed to providing high-quality gene therapeutic tools to academia and industry at low cost, but in order to do so, we must be able to recover the costs associated with production to continue to operate on a profit-neutral basis. Hence, we have increased our prices.
We thank you for your patronage over the years, and look forward to continuing to do business with you in the new fiscal year. To any new potential clients reading this, be assured that we will provide you good value for your money, and welcome to the MGH Vector Core Facility!
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