Core Technologies

Support Specialties

Our team can assist you in many aspects of your research. We have expertise in the following areas:

Immunohistochemistry 

Do you have histology or IHC needs? Our ASCP-certified histologist provides complete histology services, supports custom IHC, special stains, cryo-sectioning of human and animal tissues and tissue microarray for research. 

For more information or to request assistance, please contact us at researchassist@spectrumhealth.org.

The Spectrum Health Universal Biorepository 

The Spectrum Health Universal Biorepository (SHUB) provides our patients the opportunity to participate in various research studies on a local, national and global scale. The SHUB deploys a singular collection methodology that spans across all service lines under one consent and protocol from which basic medical research can be conducted. This program enrolls more than 1,0000 patients annually for donation of various biospecimens that are collected and stored under the stringent conditions adhering to industries best practices. The SHUB works closely with academic, industry and NIH/NCI partners. For more information or to request assistance, please contact us at researchassist@spectrumhealth.org.

Epidemiology

SHORA’s team of epidemiologists can assist with public health surveillance, field investigations, analytic studies, evaluating the impact of activities, with respect to established goals, providing linkage for multi-disciplinary teams and policy development. For more information or to request assistance, please contact us at researchassist@spectrumhealth.org.

Affiliated Cores

Through alliances with local research institutes Spectrum Health Researchers have access to a wide variety of core technologies at preferred rates. For more information please visit the core research technology pages at Van Andel Institute and Michigan State University.