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?

  • GE Healthcare OMX 3D Structured Illumination Microscope
  • Nikon A1-Rs Inverted Laser Scanning Microscope
  • GE Healthcare Inverted Deconvolution/ Image Restoration Microscope
  • Nikon TE-2000 Epi-Fluorescence Microscope
  • Nikon Ci-L Upright Microscope
  • Hitachi H7500 Transmission Electron Microscope
  • JEOL 1230 Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Leica U6 Ultramicrotome
  • VALA IC-200 High Throughput Microscope
  • Beckman Biomek Span 8 NX Robot
  • Titretek Plating System

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

Universities

Corporate

OMX Structured Illumination (3D)

$28

$35

$70

$140

Nikon A1-Rs (confocal)

$28

$35

$70

$140

DV Live (deconvolution)

$28

$35

$70

$140

Nikon TE-2000 (epi-fluor)

$16

$20

$40

$80

Nikon Ci-L (bright field)

$12

$15

$30

$60

Work Stations (Windows, Linux)

$8

$10

$20

$40

BioMek Span 8 (robot)

$8

$10

$20

$40

IC-200 (high throughput)

$24

$30

$60

$120

Tissue Processing for TEM (1-6 samples)

$320

$400

$800

$1600

Ultramicrotome, Leica U6

$8

$10

$20

$40

Ultra-thin Sectioning (TEM)

$32

$40

$80

$160

Contrast Staining (TEM)

$32

$40

$80

$160

Hitachi H7500 TEM

$36

$45

$90

$180

JEOL TEM

$36

$45

$90

$180

Tech Assist/Tutorial (any instrument or analysis)

$32

$40

$80

$160