The Islet Procurement & Analysis Core (IPA Core) is supported by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) to provide access to isolated pancreatic islets from normal and diabetic models and perform islet functional analysis. The IPA Core also provides solutions for high-resolution whole slide imaging in both bright field and fluorescence and access to image analysis tools allowing to quantitatively assess pancreatic islet morphology.

The Islet Procurement and Analysis Core provides services in seven general categories:


The Islet Procurement & Analysis Core is supported by NIH grant DK020593.  Please acknowledge this in your publications.

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