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Protein Production and Characterization Core

Scientists working in the PPC laboratory
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Welcome to the Protein Production and Characterization Core Facility

Our Purpose

The purpose of the OU Protein Production and Characterization (PPC) Core Facility is to aid researchers with customized and comprehensive solutions for protein expression and purification as well as biophysical characterization. We are committed to providing high quality and cost-effective services to accelerate your research at any stage of your project.

Our primary function is protein production for multiple applications such as structural characterization, proteomics and endotoxin free samples for cell-based assays. Our services are available to all protein researchers in any field and we stand ready to assist you. Please feel free to contact us to explore what we can do for you.

Your Satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our goal. Each service we provide is tailor-made to your specific needs. We understand how important timelines are, so we will work with you to establish and meet realistic timelines for each of your projects. You will be kept up-to-date on every project milestone, allowing you full control of the direction your research takes. At the same time, we understand that not all projects produce the desired outcomes. We aim to communicate this realistic perspective to you as soon as a project loses viability, so as to be economically efficient with your budget.

Our Services

We currently offer the following services:

  • Access to laboratory equipment appropriate for protein purification and biophysical characterization
  • Small-scale scouting for protein expression profiles
  • Protein purification method development
  • Protein production (milligram quantities, high purity for structural determination)
  • Full, customized protocol creation
  • Research consultation