Initial training is required. Users are responsible for their consumables such as low profile microtome blades (cryostat), your paraffin or OCT blocks, positively charged slides (Fisher) and slide boxes. Blades, slides, and boxes can be provided by the MPC at a charge.
  • Core staff maintain the equipment and offer direction on protocols and initial orientation sessions.
  • For tissue sectioning, please bring the following materials: pen and paper for note taking,

Equipment Reservations

Minimum time on reserved instruments is in 30 minute increments.

Rental Equipment

  • Cryostat – H550
  • Embedding station – Histocentre
  • Image analysis computer workstation
  • Leica Laser Microdissection Microscope (LMM)
  • Microtomes – Leica and Microm
  • Zeiss Axioskop 2 Plus Fluorescence with dual Axiocam hr cameras (color and monochrome)
    • Axiovision 4.7 user manual
    • 2.5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 100x (oil)
    • Fluorescence Cubes:
      • Zeiss #01- DAPI, AF350/405, AMCA
      • Zeiss #10- AF488, Cy2, FITC, GFP
      • Zeiss #20- AF555, Rhodamine, TRITC
      • Zeiss #26- AF647, Cy5
      • Dual FITC/Texas Red, Triple (Dapi/FITC/Rhodamine)

Fees and Invoicing

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