The Cell Culture Platform (CCP) was created to cover the needs of the many researchers at the Biodonostia HR, associated centers and external companies working in cell culture to provide them with technical and scientific assistance.
The Platform offers technical assistance and services in the field of cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and analysis of cellular metabolism (SeaHorse). It also offers cryopreservation services.
The Cell Culture Platform is responsible for the correct operation and preventive maintenance of culture equipment (cabinets, incubators, etc.), the control of the general cleaning of the rooms, managing the appropriate documentation and preparation of cleaning and maintenance protocols, paying particular attention to waste management, biosafety plus microbiological and mycoplasma control.
In 2021, with the acquisition of new infrastructures, the Cell Culture Platform has given shape to two new Units:
- Confocal Microscopy Unit.
- Flow Cytometry Unit.
The Cell Culture Platform of the Biodonostia Health Research Institute forms part of the Spanish Network for Advanced Optical Microscopy (REMOA).