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Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core


Overview of Services


The Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core, (HTPC) is a full service histology laboratory, providing routine and specialty histology techniques for internal, external academic and corporate investigators. Our laboratory has a wide array of instrumentation, and provides consultation for research projects including tissue processing, cryo sectioning, routine staining, special staining, muscle enzyme histochemistry and immuno-histochemistry. The lab offers TMA services, and can prepare slides from normal controls or provide custom arrays from provided sample blocks.



 As part of the Department of Biomedical Research at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the HTPC has been in continuous operation since 1986 and is part of the Delaware’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Our Core has published numerous papers, posters, abstracts and articles that have contributed to the works of many investigators.



 Our lab follows LEAN practices, is CLIA certified, and is staffed by ASCP licensed histologists and research technicians.




 Current Research Group

  • Brian Owens, Clinical Research Technologist II (302) 651-6771,, E400, Rm 5245
  • Terry Kokas, Histology Specialist III (302) 651-6771,, E400, Rm 5239
  • Bobbie Boyce, Histology Specialist III (Lead Tech) (302) 651-6771,, E400, Rm 5243
  • Heather Hardy, Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core Director (302) 651-6827,, E400, Rm 5269 




Location and hours of operation


DuPont Experimental Station

200 Powder Mill Road

Building E 400, 5th Floor, Laboratory 5240

Wilmington DE, 19803-1600

M: (302) 651-6771 | F: (302) 651-5010

Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM



*Please view iLab User Training Video prior to making a request with HTPC


Name Role Phone Email Location
Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core

200 Powder Mill Road, E400 5th Floor, Wilmington DE 19803



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