Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Cell, Tissue and Organ Resource Core

Our proprietary cell culturing process utilizes a perfusion technology developed at Massachusetts General Hospital to maximize cell yields and minimize batch-to-batch variability.

The Cell Resource Core (CRC) is a non-profit organization that provides researchers and innovators with high-quality hepatocytes and supporting tissues. The CRC has been able to optimize the hepatocyte isolation process by utilizing a novel perfusion technique that was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital. By doing so, we have been able to increase the viable yield and quality of hepatocytes isolated from donor livers.

The CRC is also merited for providing these cell cultures to researchers at affordable prices in a timely manner. Our highly capable staff comprised of physicians, researchers and technicians are available to answer any questions and provide assistance with our products, handling or experimental design.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Korkut Uygun, Ph.D.

Operations Manager: Sinan Ozer

Core Administrator: Ilana Reis

Research Associate & Accounts Manager: Peony Banik


Location: 51 Blossom Street Boston MA 02114


  • Fresh hepatocytes in suspension (>90% viability at time of isolation)
  • Plated hepatocytes
  • Cryopreserved hepatocytes
  • Custom hepatocyte isolations (species/strain) will be considered on a client-to-client basis. Please inquire.
  • Decellularized whole rat livers.

Getting Started:

Please fill out Cell Ordering Application form. Submit the form, and any queries, to .

***Telephone assistance is also available Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm:  (857) 250-7634