VANTAGE provides services in DNA extraction, DNA sample banking and other services that support molecular genetics studies.  The VANTAGE core can perform DNA Extraction from two types of samples: whole blood and buccal cells.  Most DNA extractions can be performed with one of our Autopure robots (Qiagen), which use the highly reliable PureGene reagent system and bar-coding for efficient sample handling.   Once DNA has been extracted, it can be returned immediately to the investigator or banked for future use.  We guarantee at least 5 years storage for the price of DNA extraction.   Our sample management is streamlined by an online database that allows investigators to remotely monitor their stored DNA samples and to place sample requisitions from their own PC, while at the same time ensuring security.

Give us a call at 615-936-2744 to plan your project. 

For more information on resources and initiatives that the DNA Resources Core participates in, such as Vanderbilt's biobank BioVU, please visit Resources & Initiatives.