Pre-Clinical and Research Vector Products


The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Viral Vector Core offers production of research-grade retroviral, lentiviral, AAV, and non-GMP quality control testing including vector titer by functional assay FACS or PCR, mycoplasma, and sterility testing. The research Viral Vector Core has provided viral vector preps to institutions locally, nationally and internationally.

Service Requests

For non-GMP research-grade vector requests, use the link to the CORES Ordering System available on the left under "Vector Ordering". For larger orders, and for investigators outside of Cincinnati Children's, a production agreement may be required.  For vector for clinical or preclinical safety/efficacy study applications, please contact us for additional information.

When entering an order, CORES will first ask that you select the budget number to be used for the project. Please search for the last name of the PI and select the correct budget number from the list. If the budget number or PI name are not available, please click here for additional information (CCHMC only), or E-mail:

If you are a member of one of the p30 Centers of Excellence (Center of Excellence for Molecular Hematology, Digestive Health Center, and/or Cincinnati Rheumatic Disease Center) you will still receive your respective subsidy. The discount will not be applied in your emailed invoice.  However, each shared facility will be conducting a second cost transfer process with research accounting to apply your subsidies.  For services provided to investigators at outside institutions, fees include standard overhead charges.