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An NCATS scientist prepares samples for high-throughput screening. (Daniel Soñé Photography, LLC, Photo)

Finding What’s Common Among Diseases, Seeing the Bigger Picture

NCATS scientists are identifying common characteristics among diseases and applying this knowledge to understand multiple human diseases and conditions.

Researchers determine the amount of exosomes in cancer cells.

Repurposed Drug Approach May Thwart Spread of Cancer Cells

NCATS pre-clinical staff helped NIH Extracellular RNA Communication program-supported scientists use a new approach to find drugs that may help prevent the spread of prostate cancer.

Anticancer cells on a laptop

NCATS, Karolinska Institutet Scientists Attack Cancer’s Defenses

Scientists from NCATS and Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have developed a potential new approach to fighting cancer by breaking down a defense system used by cancer cells.

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NCATS pre-clinical programs and resources focus on key obstacles and inefficiencies in the translational process, overcoming bottlenecks that slow the development of new treatments for patients.

Learn more about how to access NCATS programs and expertise.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities. Learn more.

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Supporting the maintenance and operation of laboratory instrumentation and processes.

Compound Management

Providing compound library plating services for high-throughput screening at NCATS.

Analytical Chemistry

Carrying out small molecule analysis and purification for therapeutic development.


Developing algorithms and software to disseminate research results.

Driving Core Technologies

Learn more about the NCATS Chemical Genomics Center and its core technology activities.

Technologies Supporting NCATS Translational Research

NCATS' cross-cutting core technologies enable the ongoing operation of all the Center's research activities. Dedicated team members offer specialized expertise to researchers at NCATS and elsewhere using state-of-the-art resources in the fields of automation, compound management, analytical chemistry and informatics, among others.

In addition to continually supporting collaborative activities at NCATS, each core team strives to make these technologies more accessible, efficient and nimble in the face of an ever-evolving scientific landscape.