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Integrated Microscopy Core

About the Core

The Integrated Microscopy Core is a light and electron microscopy facility supporting investigators at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Advanced Technology Cores at Baylor College of Medicine, the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center and the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center.

Integrated Microscopy Core - Services

What does the IMC offer?

  • Training in immunofluorescence and RNA FISH protocols
  • Free consultation in experimental design and data interpretation (Fridays 9-12)
  • TEM samples prep and processing (tech assist and training)
  • TEM samples sectioning (tech assist and training)
  • Tech assist in experiment setup, execution and imaging (limited)
  • Laminar flow hood and CO2 incubator for limited time cell maintenance and live experiments (no live virus or bacteria accepted into the facility)

Integrated Microscopy Core - Equipment

Which instruments are available at the IMC?

  • Nikon A1-Rs Inverted Laser Scanning Microscope
  • DeltaVision Inverted Deconvolution/ Image Restoration Microscope
  • Hitachi H7500 Transmission Electron Microscope
  • NEW! Nikon Ci-L Upright Microscope
  • Nikon TE-2000 Epi-Fluorescence Microscope
  • VALA IC-200 High Throughput Microscope
  • Beckman Biomek Span 8 NX Robot
  • Titretek Plating System
  • RMC Ultramicrotome

Which Instrument is Best for Your Experimental Needs?

Use the diagram below to quickly determine which microscope might be optimal for your project:

Price list: Cost per hour

Service

DLDCC

BCM

Non-BCM

Commercial

Nikon A1-Rs (confocal)

$28

$35

$70

negotiable

DV Live (deconvolution)

$28

$35

$70

negotiable

Nikon Ci-L (bright field)

$12

$15

$30

negotiable

Work Station (Windows)

$8

$10

$20

negotiable

BioMek Span 8 (robot)

$8

$10

$20

negotiable

Ultramicrotome, RMC

$8

$10

$20

negotiable

Staining-TEM

$16

$20

$40

negotiable

Sectioning-TEM

$32

$40

$80

negotiable

Tissue Processing-TEM (1-6 samples)

$320

$400

$800

negotiable 

Nikon TE-2000 (epi-fluor)

$16

$20

$40

negotiable

IC-200 (high throughput)

$24

$30

$60

negotiable

Tech Assist/Tutorial

$32

$40

$80

negotiable