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Mass Cytometry Antibody Bank

Mass Cytometry is a new technology that allows the simultaneous measurement of up to 100 different cellular attributes on thousands of individual cells. This powerful tool uses antibodies conjugated with heavy metal stable isotopes (non-radioactive) to label cellular markers and mass spectrometry to measure the presence/absence and quantity of each of these protein markers at the single cell level for hundreds of thousands of cells. This provides an enormous amount of information about cells and cellular subpopulations that can be studied in a variety of disease states. The major limiting factor for researchers in accessing this technology is the cost of buying 40-50 antibodies at a time for an experiment. We propose to establish a crowd source antibody bank as a mechanism to overcome this financial obstacle and are requesting funding for the initial stocking of this bank that would eventually become self-supporting through future crowd source donations.

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Mass Cytometry Antibody Bank