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Core Bio Services Overview

Learn about UCSD's Core Bio Services, which offers high-quality cell culture and microbiology products and services for the campus research community and the San Diego biotech community.

Formerly known as the Core Cell Culture Facility, Core Bio Services offers high-quality products and vendor services, featuring online ordering with competitive prices and free delivery to UCSD departments and affiliates.

Note: The Core Bio Services catalog offering is available though Marketplace, UCSD's online buying site. If the item you're looking for is not currently available through Marketplace, you may order from Core Bio Services

Products and services

  • Catalog of molecular biological products: Products include restriction enzymes, modifying enzymes, transformation and transfection products, growth factors, ultrapure reagents, and DNA sequencing.
  • Cell storage and freezing: Provide liquid nitrogen storage for cell lines and biologicals in -180° storage tanks with temperature alarms, and ampule storage for UCSD investigators and local firms.
  • Video rental: A number of videos that outline basic and advanced cell culture techniques are available.
  • Vendor services:
    • Fisher Sequencing
    • Gilson Pipette Calibration
    • Bioneer Oligos
    • Open Bio Systems


Biomedical Sciences Building, Room B303 (map)

For more information, contact the Director, Tim Wheeler , or a sales representative.