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The facilities at Cork Cancer Research Centre include:

In Vivo Imaging Suite

  • IVIS Lumina Pre-clinical in Vivo Imaging System; photographic, bioluminescent, fluorescent imaging (PerkinElmer)


  • Tissue Processing:  LOGOS J – Microwave Hybrid Tissue Processor (Milestone Srl.); benchtop, compact, flexible load, rapid tissue processor.
  • Tissue Embedding:  Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 (Sakura); single workstation that enables both specimen orientation and paraffin embedding.
  • Tissue Cutting: Rotary Microtome (pfm medical); precise tissue cutting for slide preparation.
  • Tissue Staining: Linistain GLX Linear Stainer (Shandon); conveyer system to stain slides consistently.

Flow Cytometry

  • BD LSRII Flow Cytometer (BD Biosciences); Cell Sorting with the aid of a multi-laser benchtop flow cytometer.

Pre-Clinical Oncology Models 

  • access to a small animal handling facility coupled to an expertise in culturing and developing pre-clinical tumour models.

Medical Devices                             

  • Electroporation based medical devices
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic design and development expertise.


  • Extensive treatment expertise in both human and veterinary setting.

Translational Research

  • Extensive network of scientists and clinicians
  • Nationally and internationally based.