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Welcome to the Crimson Core website. Each year we support hundreds of research studies and clinical trials, providing tens of thousands of samples to area researchers and laboratories.

Fluids Microbes
  • Isolates: requests for clinical microbiology isolates.
  • Crimson core staff can assist with selection of samples for analyses, development of processing protocols and preparation of derivatives.
  • Access the full test menu of the BWH Clinical Laboratories and Clinical Trials Unit.

Diagnostics Development: Resources and expertise are available to help investigators evaluate markers with potential use as diagnostic tests.

Medical/Pathology Informatics Support: Our group has pioneered infrastructure to develop and manage repositories and data from discarded and dedicated sample collections.

Contact Information: Crimson Core
Department of Pathology, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
EBRC-422, 221 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 525-6536
Email: crimsoncore AT partners DOT org


6/16/2014: Crimson Core samples used to develop a novel CD59 glycation assay for assessing glycemic control in diabetic patients.

6/12/2014: Partners Biobank surpasses 14,000 participants!

6/1/2014: 208 active studies. 10,302 research samples handled in May 2014

6/1/2014: Updated website!

5/23/2014: FY15 budgets submitted. Users will receive updated fee schedules for their studies upon the budget's approval (anticipate late summer).

4/30/2014: Dr. Lynn Bry speaks before the FDA on pathogen genomics in clinical medicine.