University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Core

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Tissue Core provides the following services. To order work or inquire about new projects, please fill out this form.


Human Biospecimen Repository

  • Collection
  • Processing
  • QA/QC
  • Distribution


pipetteTissue Biospecimen Processing

  • Optimized processing of unfixed tissues for microtomy
  • Embedding
  • Cryo-microtomy
  • FFPE microtomy
  • RNase-free scrolls/sections
  • Hematoxylin & Eosin staining
  • Special stains
  • Histology training

pipetteTissue Biomarker Technology

  • Immunohistochemistry/ Immunofluorescence -- single & multiplex staining
  • Protocol development for novel antibodies
  • ACD RNAscope - RNA in situ hybridization
  • Whole slide scanning -- Zeiss Axio Scan.Z1 & Vectra Quantitative Pathology Imaging System
  • Image Analysis