UT-Baptist Research Park

Amenities

The UT-Baptist Research Park is designed to offer everything a bioscience company needs in order to succeed, from laboratory to market. Amenities include:

  • Regional Biocontainment Lab offering a suite of biosafety level (BSL) 2 and 3 laboratory modules
  • Cadaveric training and medical device sales education
  • High-speed computation facilities
  • Accessible vivarium space and centralized management of live animal studies
  • New College of Pharmacy building at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with GMP manufacturing capabilities
  • Build-to-suit laboratory and office space and facilities for training sessions, meeting space and security

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Adjacent to UT-Baptist Research Park, the UT Health Science Center is home to the state’s largest medical school, a pharmacy school with active drug development research initiatives, and many strong existing research programs. With nearly $100 million awarded annually in external funding for research and sponsored programs, UTHSC research centers include:

Centers of Excellence:

  • Center for Pediatric Pharmakokinetics and Therapeutics
  • Center of Excellence for Neuroscience
  • Connective Tissues Diseases, Center of Excellence
  • Molecular Resource Center of Excellence
  • Rheumatic Disease Research Core Center

Research Programs and Institutes:

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • Center for Integrative and Translational Genomics
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • General Clinical Research Center
  • Hamilton Eye Institute
  • Proteome and Transcription Database
  • Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium
  • UTHSC Mid-South Center for Biodefense and Security

For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu/research.

Mass Spectrometry

TFG Analytical offers a full range of LC/MS/MS bioanalytical services to support drug discovery and development projects. Services range from methods development/validation to drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic study support. Sample analysis in various biological matrices - (blood, urine, feces, aqueous humor, tissues, brain, plasma, serum) is available. LC/MS/MS instrumentation includes the ABI 3000 triple quadruple MS and the 4000 Q TRAP®, a high-performance hybrid triple quadruple/linear ion trap mass spectrometer. LC/MS/MS capabilities include use of product, precursor, or neutral loss scans for structure elucidation of parent molecule and metabolite or in conjunction with liquid chromatography (LC) and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) analysis for quantification of both parent compound and metabolite(s). Additionally, the instrument may be used as an ion trap mass spectrometer where enhanced resolution, product ion scans, or MS/MS/MS (MS3) functions may be used to determine charge state, or molecular connectivity relationships.

For more information, please contact: 
Dr. Ryan Yates
901-448-4135
cyates@uthsc.edu

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