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Cell Culture

Cell Culture

The Cell Culture Facility (CCF), located in the Life Science Laboratories at UMass Amherst, supports research by providing space, equipment, and cell cultures (plant and mammalian), media, supplies, and expertise on a recharge basis for both academic labs and corporate partners. The CCF provides cultures for researchers to bring to their labs for experiments, provides media and materials to support cell culture, and also allows use of laminar flow hoods, incubators, centrifuges, refrigerators/freezers, and basic microscopes.

The Plant Cell Culture Library (PCCL) at UMass Amherst preserves and makes available to the research community an unprecedented more than 2,200 diverse plant species for natural product and genomic research by both academia and industry.

Plant Cell Culture (LSL S579)

  • Easypure UV compact ultrapure water system
  • 2 Germinators (dry glass bead sterilizers) with spatulas
  • 2 Biosafety cabinets
  • 5 Magnetic stir plates
  • Hot water bath
  • pH Meter
  • Top loading balance
  • Analytical balance
  • 4 Thermo scientific precision incubators
  • Small -20 freezer
  • Small refrigerator
  • Large Deli refrigerator

Mammalian Cell Culture (LSL S570)

  • 2 Biosafety cabinets
  • 2 Incubators (1 with low oxygen capability)
  • Refrigerator
  • -20 Freezer
  • -80 Freezer
  • Liquid nitrogen storage
  • Inverted Nikon phase contrast microscope

General Cell Culture (S470)

  • 2 Biosafety cabinets
  • 2 Incubators
  • Liquid nitrogen storage
  • Inverted Nikon phase contrast microscope
  • Centrifuge
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions External Users
Facility Access Fee $250/quarter $325/quarter $500/quarter
Additional Lab Member $50/quarter $65/quarter $100/quarter
Plate Cell Culture (High) $100 $130 $200
Plate Cell Culture (Medium) $200 $260 $400
Plate Cell Culture (Low) Inquire Inquire Inquire
Plate Cell Culture Extracts $25/aliquot $32.50/aliquot $50/aliquot
40 cell lines in duplicate
$125/plate $162.50/plate $250/plate
Agar Diffusion $125/diffusion $162.50/diffusion $250/diffusion
Rates are subject to change and do not include shipping, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated February 14, 2018