The TARP Lab’s objectives include development and distribution of multitumor tissue microarray slides and related technologies to cancer research investigators.
This technology helps expedite discovery of the novel targets important in cancer treatment by providing a tool for high-throughput screening of multiple tumor tissues using immunohistochemical, in situ hybridization, and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses.
Other objectives include furthering the development of tissue microarray technology, investigating methods for probing tissue microarrays, and disseminating information about microarray construction and use.
TARP constructs tissue arrays from paraffin embedded tissues.
A variety of tissue microarrays are available depending on what material the TARP Lab can obtain for construction of the arrays. The TARP arrays are updated frequently to reflect both the demands of the research community and the availability of tissue for array construction.