Biomedical Instrumentation Center

Contact Information

BIC is located on the ground floor of B building in rooms G230 - G242.

Uniformed Services University

Microscopic Imaging: Services and Fees

Services

BIC Microscopic Imaging can help you get the data you need to advance your research project. We are happy to assist you with all aspects of microscopic imaging including design of experiments, selection of fluorescent tags, instrument training, and image analysis and interpretation.

For more information about our services please contact our staff members

Instrument

Hourly Fee
(no assistance)

Leica AF6000

$20/hr

Zeiss Axioscan

$20/hr

Zeiss Elyra.PS1

$25/hr

Zeiss 700 confocal

$25/hr

Zeiss 710 confocal

$25/hr

Zeiss 7MP electrophysiology

$25/hr

Stereology

$25/hr

 

All training and user support is billed at $20/hr. For assistance or questions about the Zeiss 7MP electrophysiology system, please contact Dr. Fritz Lischka. For all other systems, see Dr. Dennis McDaniel.

Electron Microscopy

Complete specimen preparation for standard EM
Includes fixation (aldehyde and/or OsO4), dehydration in ethanol or acetone, infiltration of resin, polymerization, sectioning, and post-staining of grids. Up to 10 grids with sections will be provided to customer.
$200/sample


Partial specimen preparation for standard EM
fixation (aldehyde and/or OsO4)
dehydration in ethanol or acetone
infiltration and polymerization of resin
sectioning (up to 10 grids)
uranyl acetate and/or lead citrate post-staining (up to 10 grids)

 
$50/sample
$50/sample
$25/sample
$75/sample
$25/sample


Imaging and analysis
Examination of grids and collection of digital images
$40/hr


Additional services
immunogold labeling (investigator must supply primary and secondary antibodies) - up to 10 grids

negative staining
standard specimen prep charges + $100/antibody/sample


$50/sample

 

Additional charges may apply if a project requires materials not normally stocked by the EM facility and not provided by the investigator.