The UNC Cellular Metabolism and Transport Core is housed within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The Core develops new experimental methodolgies, based on organ perfusion technologies, that can be applied to experimentation typically required for drug development and evaluation. The scope of the Core is to perform experimentation in a variety of isolated or in situ organs and tissues. These experimental techniques and models are available to investigators on a fee-for-service basis in three general areas including cell isolation, drug disposition, and drug action.

Fresh rat, mouse, and human hepatocytes.

Liver microsome isolation from fresh or frozen tissue, or cultured cells.

Isolated perfused rat and mouse livers.

Rat Hepatocytes

$1.72 per million cells

Mouse Hepatocytes

$8.80 per million cells

Human Hepatacytes

$17.00 per million cells

For costs of other other services, please contact Dr. Paine.

Philip C. Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
1309 Kerr Hall
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, CB 7360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
pcs@email.unc.edu