Facilities & Cores

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of innovative translational research focused on infectious diseases and immuno-oncology. The Center spans approximately 100,000 sq. ft of dedicated research and support spaces, including state-of-the-art shared resource facilities in flow cytometry, imaging, and bioinformatics.

Flow Cytometry Core

The Flow Cytometry Core provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical support. The principal assets of the core consist of analytical equipment and cell sorting capabilities. The sorting equipment is located in Class I Biobubbles to allow for sorting infectious samples. The core will also provide access to data analysis software and analysis expertise.

Imaging Core

The Imaging Core at the FRIC provides access to advanced imaging technologies, including:

  • Wide-field and confocal fluorescent microscopes
  • FLIM capability
  • Live-cell imaging microscopes
  • Pre-clinical imaging microscopes

The core also offers support for researchers and projects beyond hardware. Our expert staff can provide consultation on experimental design and optimization, post-acquisition image processing, and support for analysis, visualization and interpretation of data. The analysis workstation in the facility runs a full suite of analysis and visualization software packages for getting the most rigorous quantification and representation of imaging data.

Bioinformatics Core

The Bioinformatics Core provides access to various software platforms, pipeline development and information systems to analyze complex data sets.

Cleveland Clinic Florida BioRepository (FL-BioR)

FL-BioR has approximately 800 sq ft of operational space in the Florida Research and Innovation Center. Each facility is equipped with dedicated anterooms Class II A2 biosafety cabinets with HEPA filtered exhaust, Countess automated cell counters, and space to prepare collection and processing kits for sample collection and processing and freezer storage spaces.