Bioanalytical Core Laboratory

Overview of Services

Advance the quality and scope of your research with easy access to state-of-the-art quantitative analysis with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry systems <link to related equipment> and professional services at the Bioanalytical Core Laboratory. The Bioanalytical Core laboratory is a key component of the Center for Clinical Pharmacology.

Our helpful and friendly staff <link to lab staff> provides expertise for you to take advantage of the latest technological advances in quantitative analysis <link to related info>. We excel at a variety of small molecule quantitative bioanalytical applications:

  • Assay development, validation, and implementation for the concentration analysis of drugs, metabolites and biomarkers in:
    • blood, serum, plasma, urine, ultrafiltrate, and micro-dialysate
    • whole blood volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS) allowing for microsampling from a finger stick of blood
  • Fast assay development and analysis of drugs, metabolites and biomarkers in blood, plasma, serum and tissue homogenates of preclinical samples
  • Plasma protein binding
  • Formulation stability
  • Study start up

We’re happy to consult with you to plan, design, and develop unique approaches to your research project in academic, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, and clinical medicine. All investigators within and outside the CHOP/Penn campus are welcome to get started.

Leadership & Staff

Athena F. Zuppa, MD, MSCE | Director, Center for Clinical Pharmacology

Mary Ann Diliberto, BS, RN, CCRC, ACRP-PM | Program Manager
(267) 426-5753 

Location and hours of operation

Hours   Location

Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM

  3501 Civic Center Blvd
  Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links and Resources

  1. PubChem Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Athena Zuppa