Instruments

  • Free use of multi-headed Olympus brightfield upright microscope in D11-35.
  • Initial training is required for all instruments. Users are responsible for supplying their own consumables including blades, slides, and slide boxes.
  • Core staff maintain instruments and workspace, perform initial training sessions, and offer suggestions for protocols.
  • Equipment rentals are rounded up to the nearest half-hour, eg. 30 minutes minimum.

Reservations

  • Instrument Reservations Calendar
  • Calendar/Add/Edit: Pick date, add your name and PI, choose equipment under Category dropdowns. Create Event to save.
    • You will receive an email reminder of your reservation.

Instruments

  • Paraffin embedding station – Histocentre in D11-41
  • Cryostat – H550 in D11-33
  • Cytospin- D11-33
  • Microtomes – Leica and Microm- D11-33
  • Compresstome vibratome VF-300-OZ in D11-39- vibrating microtome for cutting tissue slices, similar to cryostats and vibrating microtomes. The VF-300 sections is fully automated for sectioning fixed and live tissues, with down to 1-µm precision. This microtome can cut tissue slice thicknesses ranging from 3-µm to 2000-µm, at 1-µm intervals.
  • Leica 7000 Laser Microdissection Microscope (LMD)
  • Zeiss Axioskop 2 Plus Fluorescence with dual Axiocam hr cameras (color and monochrome) in D11-35A
    • 2.5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 63x (oil)
    • Fluorescence Cubes:
      • Zeiss #01- DAPI, AF350/405, AMCA
      • Zeiss #10- AF488, Cy2, FITC, GFP
      • Zeiss #20- AF555, Rhodamine, TRITC
      • Zeiss #26- AF647, Cy5
      • Triple (Dapi/FITC/Rhodamine)
  • Image analysis workstations in D11-37
    • Please visit the BINA resources webpage for great training information on microscopy and image analysis.

Fees and Invoicing

Please visit the Fee page for information on costs and billing.