Facility for Geroscience Analysis

The Translational Geroscience Network has created a Facility for Geroscience Analysis (FGA) at Mayo Clinic to provide fee-based services to network members at costs competitive with those of external providers.

This specialized facility selects, optimizes and validates ancillary measures of fundamental aging processes to be assayed across all trials, with a view to establishing reference and advanced analytical capabilities to serve as a national resource.

The FGA plans to expand to include other laboratories across and beyond the network to facilitate developing and incorporating assays of key basic aging mechanisms in addition to senescence.