CORE FACILITIES

We are now offering 90% off rate for nightly (6PM-9AM) and weekend usage to encourage schedule staggering during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Microscopy

MRIFlow cytometry

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Instrument(s) of Interest

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Microscopy Core Facility

ZEISS LSM 800

NU user: $30/hr; Academia: $50/hr; Industry: $70/hr

Laser line: 405, 488, 561, 640 nm
Objective: 10×20×40×63×
Fixed cell/tissue imaging,
Image Tiling

ZEISS LSM 880 NLO

NU user: $50/hr; Academia: $70/hr; Industry: $90/hr

Laser line: 405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 594, 640 nm
NIR Laser: tunable line (680-1300 nm); fixed line -1045 nm
Objective: 10×, 20×, 20×, 40×, 20×-CLARITY
Multi-photon imaging
Superresolution (Airyscan)
Spectral Unmixing
Prerequisite: Bioraft Laser Safety Training Part I and II

ZEISS AXIOZOOM V16

NU user: $20/hr; Academia: $30/hr; Industry: $40/hr

Continuous zoom with high NA
Large filed of view
Apotome.2 Structured Illumination Module
In vivo and model organism imaging

ZEISS LSM 880

NU user: $50/hr; Academia: $70/hr; Industry: $90/hr

Laser line: 405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 594, 640 nm
Objective: 10×, 20×, 40×, 40×, 63×
Cage incubator, CO2/O2 control,
Superresolution (Airyscan)
Spectral Unmixing

ZEISS LIGHTSHEET Z1

NU user: $50/hr; Academia: $70/hr; Industry: $90/hr

Laser line: 405, 488, 561, 638 nm
Objective: 5×, 10×-water, 20×-CLARITY
CO2/temperature control,
Large scale 3D tissue imaging
arivis Vision4D software

ZEISS AXIO OBSERVER (DEMO)

NU user: free

Epifluorescence: DAPI, GFP, DsRed, Cy 5
Objective: 10×, 20×, 40×, 63×, 100×
immunfluorescence labeled tissue or cell culture imaging

MRI Core Facility

BRUKER BIOSPEC 3T MRI

NU user: $20+/hr; Academia: $150/hr; Industry: $200/hr

Automated animal positioning
Multimodal rat/mouse cradle
Two body volume coils for rat/mouse
SAII 1030 monitoring/gating module
Localized MR Spectroscopy
Prerequisite: Bioraft High Magnetic Fields Safety Training

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

BECKMAN COULTER CYTOFLEX SRT CELL SORTER

  • NU user: free (trial period)
  • 4 laser lines: 405, 488, 561, 638
  • 15 color detection
  • 100nm nozzle
  • Sort into 1-4 tubes, slides, or into various well plates
  • Mixed Mode sorting
  • Violet side scatter for small particle detection

BECKMAN COULTER CYTOFLEX S FLOW CYTOMETER

  • NU user: free (trial period)
  • 4 laser lines: 405, 488, 561, 638
  • 13 color detection
  • Can load tube or various well plates for analysis
  • Violet side scatter for small particle detection
  • Able to interface experiment design into SRT sorter

Rates

Instrument Internal NU (hourly) External Academic (hourly) External Industry (hourly)
Zeiss LSM 800 $30$50$70
Zeiss LSM 880 $50$70$90
Zeiss LSM 880 NLO $50$70$90
Zeiss Lightsheet Z1 $50$70$90
Zeiss Axiozoom V16 $20$30$40
Zeiss Axio Observer (Demo) Free$30$50
Bruker BioSpec 3T MRI $20+$150$200
Beckman Coulter CytoFlex SRT Cell Sorter Free trial period****
Beckman Coulter CytoFlex S Flow Cytometer Free trial period****

**Inquire for external flow cytometry prices at cils-core@northeastern.edu

Off-hours usage: 90% off from 6pm-8am

Extended imaging sessions: 30% off after the first three hours of imaging at full hourly price

We are studying the dynamics of matrix assembly by human fibroblasts as they are producing tissue. The CILS facilities, particularly the confocal microscope with live imaging capabilities, has been indispensable to us. The team there has been wholly supportive and has enabled us to procure data we only dreamed about having previously. In fact, less than a week ago, I put fresh images from CILS directly into an NIH R01 proposal just in time for submission. It was the key missing piece of preliminary data I needed. So, thank you, CILS!

Jeffery Ruberti

Professor, Bioengineering

Get in Touch

617.373.4565
cils@northeastern.edu

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