Research Viral Vector Core





Research Vector Core

The Research Viral Vector Core (RVC) provides premium GLP recombinant Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors and Lentiviral Vectors for use in basic research and preclinical studies. A part of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the RVC is dedicated to manufacturing top of the line vectors utilizing a fine tuned downstream process recognized internationally in industrial applications and academia. Capable of providing custom vector constructs at a variety of scales, The Research Vector Core offers state of the art technology and support for investigators interested in conducting viral based gene transfer.



  • AAV and LV Vectors (in stock or customized)
  • Vector design and cloning
  • Plasmid amplification
  • Vector Quality Control



Xueyan Liu | Core Director


Location and hours of operation

Consultation Hours:                                                                                 Location: 

Wednesday: 9AM -12PM.                                                                       Research Viral Vector Core Lab5100         

Business hours:                                                                                         Colket Translational Research Building   

Monday- Friday: 9AM-5PM                                                                        3501 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia 19104 

Appointment is needed prior to walk-in                                      




Links and Resources


  1. Research Vector Core Website
  2. Vector Service Inquiry
  3. Inventory
  4. RVC price
  5. iLab sign up instruction

Vector Safety Guidelines:

  1. Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors
  2. Viral Vector in Laboratory Animal Research
  3. Biosafety of recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors                                         



Name Role Phone Email Location
Research Vector Core
RVC Admin
CTRB Lab5100

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