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SPARC BioCentre

SPARC BioCentre

The SickKids Proteomics, Analytics, Robotics & Chemical Biology Centre (SPARC BioCentre) officially opened in February 2014 on the top floor of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL). The SPARC BioCentre is an amalgamation of analytical platforms assembled to provide researchers at SickKids and beyond with state-of-th- art services related to molecular analysis and design. The SPARC BioCentre operates on a fee-for-service basis, and is operated by an experienced professional staff that can participate in your projects all the way from early consultation and planning phases, through to the delivery of data, data analysis, and the preparation of publications and grant proposals. 

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Major Service Offerings 

Molecular biology and collections

  • Comprehensive expression libraries; epitope tags
  • RNAi libraries for protein expression knockdown
  • Lentivirus production
  • Various small molecule collections

Molecular analysis

  • Mass Spectrometry; Proteomics
  • Amino Acid Analysis
  • Edman-type Polypeptide Sequencing
  • Cell Metabolism Analysis

Molecular design and screening

  • High-Throughput Screening (HTS) & High-Content Screening; Target- and Cell-Based
  • Assay Design and Validation