The Proximity Lab
The MRC Molecular Pathology Review published in August 2014 identified the need for a clear path to clinical implementation of novel findings and build capacity in the clinical workforce. The Proximity Lab aims to contribute in fulfilling that need by providing suppport to tissue-based research in the clinical setting of the Cellular Pathology Department at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH). The Department is CPA and ISO15189 accredited and is one of the largest in England located within new purpose built accommodation with state of the art equipment. The Proximity Lab benefits from access to both the excellent facilities within Cellular Pathology but also from the expertise and experience available to provide quality assured preparation and analysis of human tissue.
A dedicated team of experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists and support staff offer knowledge, skills and expertise in tissue processing, paraffin wax embedding, microtomy, frozen tissue handling and cryotomy, single and multiplex immunohistochemistry and antibody optimisations, immunofluorescence, in-situ hybridisation including RNAscope and DNA extraction.
The Proximity lab is also able to provide more specialised services; laser capture dissection and macro-dissection of tissue supported by a large team of specialist consultant pathologists, construction of Tissue Micro Arrays (TMAs) and analysis of biomarkers in tissue using the Perkin Elmer Vectra 3 Automated Quantitative Pathology System.
This facility attracts considerable interest from Biotechnology Industries.
If you would like to apply for support from the Proximity Lab for your project, please complete the attached form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also find in the attachment below an example of the type of information that we would expect to be included in your application.
Alternatively if you require standard technical work to be completed by Cellular Pathology, please completed the attached form below and send it to the same email address.
If you need additional support for your application, Claire Jones the Proximity Laboratory Manager will be able to meet with you during her weekly clinics (currently every Tuesday from 1.30-4pm) to provide guidance. Please contact email@example.com to book an appointment.