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About the tissue corer

A tissue corer will allow our researchers to cut precise samples from human cancer biopsies which then can be maintained in culture over many days for analysis.

How will it help?

This is an important piece of research equipment that will make a big difference to our current work flow. The machine will enable Perkins researchers to standardise experiments where human cancer specimens are collected and cultured over many days. These so called ‘organ-slice’ cultures will allow researchers to test drug responses, for example chemotherapies, on a cancer sample to learn which cancers respond to therapy and how resistance develops.