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Immunoperoxidase Protocol for Dako Autostainer

  1. Cut tissue sections at 3-5 microns and mount on appropriate control box slides.
  2. Bake slides for 30 minutes in 70°C - 90°C oven.
  3. Label slides with necessary information including antibody.
  4. Deparaffinize slides in 3 changes of xylene 5 minutes each.
  5. Bring slides through 2 changes of absolute alcohol and 1 change of 95% alcohol 2 minutes each.
  6. Rinse in 2 changes of distilled waters. Then place in buffer solution.
  7. Perform any digestion or antigen retrieval protocols now if necessary.
  8. Set up DAKO autostainer with all reagents and antibodies necessary.
  9. Load slides and start machine.
  10. When completed, remove slides and wash in running tap water 2-5 minutes.
  11. Dehydrate slides

    Rinse 15-20 dips in

    • 2 changes 95% ETOH
    • 2 changes ABS ETOH
    • 3 changes Xylene
  12. Coverslip on automatic coverslipper.
2015 Steering Committee Meeting

The next EDRN Steering Committee Meeting will take place March 31st through April 2nd, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Announcement 12/02/2014

New Round of EDRN FOAs

The RFAs for EDRN have been released:
- Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01),
- Clinical Validation Centers (U01),
- Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24),
- Data Management and Coordinating Center (U24).

EDRN Renewal flyer NOTE-New receipt deadline for applications submitted for all EDRN FOAs is January 20, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

There will be a Pre-Application webinar to discuss each of the four individual EDRN FOAs on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, from 1pm-5pm (Eastern). Potential applicants interested in participating in the webinar should send a message to Dr. Sharmistha Ghosh (ghoshjanjigias@mail.nih.gov) no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) November 21, 2014. Please mention the FOA of interest in the subject line.

Announcement 10/07/2014

EDRN Patient Advocates will host an EDRN Advocacy Educational Webinar, Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection and Monitoring, on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Registration is not required for this. Please click for more information.