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Effective October 1, 2023: FY'24 Service Fees

Posted on September 18, 2023

Dear Core Users:

After discussion with MGB Research Finance Management, our FY'24 service fee structure has now been finalized and will go into effect as of October 1, 2023. Only small increases were added to our mouse genotyping, plasmid prep, 16S, and Sanger services to reflect increases in the costs of reagents, consumables, and labor for those services.

These fees support our continuous process improvement efforts and the implementation of additional and/or improved service features. The changes are mandated by Mass General Brigham policies, which dictate that cores recover their operating costs without generating excess revenue.

All orders that begin processing in September but complete on or after October 1, 2023, will be invoiced at current (FY'23) pricing. Orders that are placed close to the end of September but are not processed before October 1, 2023, will be invoiced according to our new FY'24 pricing structure.

We appreciate your past patronage and look forward to serving your future research needs.

The CCIB DNA Core Team


    New Rapid Plasmid Sequencing

Posted on November 14, 2022

The DNA Core is pleased to offer our new Rapid Plasmid Sequencing service. Using Oxford Nanopore long-read technology, we can provide:

  • Whole plasmid sequencing (up to 25 kb)

  • Faster turnaround time (results are usually available within 3 business days of receiving your samples)

  • Lower pricing

Please follow this link for additional details.


Charlestown Navy Yard Drop Box Relocated to Room 6122B

Posted on April 29, 2022

The Charlestown Navy Yard CCIB DNA Core sample dropbox/cooler has been relocated to room 6122B, East side. There will be signage directing you to the new location.

Please feel free to contact us at or to contact Stacy Francis (617-726-5689) with any questions.


Synthesis Service Discontinuing

Posted on June 11, 2021

Dear Researchers,

After careful consideration, the CCIB DNA Core will discontinue its Oligo Synthesis services effective July 1, 2021. Orders will be accepted through June 30, 2021.

We would like to thank you for your patronage and please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

The CCIB DNA Core Team


New Online Payment Option for External Users!

Posted on June 10, 2021

In coordination with Mass General Brigham Research Management, we are excited to offer our non-MGB users an online credit card payment option. Please click on the "PAY MY INVOICE" button at the top of our homepage (or follow this link and click on "Pay with Credit Card"). You will need your invoice(s) and card information (no PO required!), and you will receive an emailed receipt with each transaction.

Feel free to contact us at with any questions.