The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) is the primary research center of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The one-million square foot research campus in Jefferson, Arkansas plays a critical role in the missions of FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to promote and protect public health.
- Illumina I-Scan System (Model I-Scan) – Methylation arrays, Human, Plant and Animal genotyping arrays
- Applied Biosystems DNA Sequencer (Model ABI 3730) – Capillary electrophoresis instrument for processing large numbers of sequencing or fragment analysis samples
- Illumina I-Scan Tecan Infinium Automation (Model SC-30-401) – Enables automation of sample preparation in the workflow
- Roche 454 DNA Sequencer (Model 454 GS Junior) – The next-generation GS Junior Sequencing System affords a comprehensive profiling of all the relevant genes and is known for producing quality long read sequences
- Applied Biosystems 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System (Model 4329001) – The 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System is a real-time quantitative PCR system that combines 96- and 384-well plate compatibility and the TaqMan Low Density Array with fully automated robotic loading
All potential use of NCTR equipment must be aligned with NCTR’s mission and may require a technology transfer agreement:
NCTR conducts scientific research to generate data for FDA decision making, and develops and supports innovative tools and approaches that FDA uses to protect and promote individual and public health.