Welcome to the Translational Applications Service Center
Translational Applications Service Center (TASC) facility in the Department of Medicine is a fee-for-service research laboratory serving the Stanford University scientific community, as well as outside investigators. It offers a variety of analytical services, technical and scientific consulting and training, as well as pay-per-use research equipment, which allow investigators shared access to technologies that support innovative research in translational medicine. By providing centralized oversight and infrastructure for conducting translational research studies, as well as access to high-quality, cost-efficient, state-of-the-art proteomic, molecular and genomic technologies, TASC's overall mission is to serve as a comprehensive resource for accelerating the pace of advances in patient therapy and diagnosis by enhancing basic research in the early stages of translation to the clinical setting.
We can provide scientific expertise and support for standard and customized assays, from the initial study design to the final interpretation and statistical analysis of experimental data. Our standard services also include clinical sample acquisition, processing and archival for conducting inter-disciplinary translational research applications.
- Enable identification of biomarkers of therapeutic or diagnostic efficacy.
- Provide a fully equipped laboratory space, access to the latest technologies, scientific expertise and support for assay development and statistical analysis, as well as standardized methods for sample acquisition, preparation and archival.
- Identify, test and develop unique state-of-the art proteomic, genomic and imaging technologies for translational applications that are of interest to and will benefit the Stanford translational research community.
- Efficiently and systematically archive, report, and mine data for translational studies.
- Provide practical training for clinical investigators wishing to conduct translational research studies.
TASC In The News
- The Scientist: All is Not Quiet on the Western Front A grab bag of advances is making Western blots faster, more sensitive, and more reliable (TASC director discusses methodology and advantages of using Nano-Immunoassays over traditional Western Blots).
- TASC: A Service Center to Help you do Your Research