Biomedical Instrumentation Center
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
BIC is located on the ground floor of B building in rooms G230 - G242.
Take the freight elevator in B bldg down to the ground floor
Make a left at the exercise room and go to the end of the hall
Make a right and BIC is halfway down the hall on your left
Microscopic Imaging: Services and Fees
- Professional help with data acquisition and analysis
- Data restoration
For more information about our services please contact our staff members
Microscopic Imaging also offers a variety of electron microscopy services. Please contact Dennis McDaniel to inquire about the services listed below as well as any other questions regarding specimen preparation and handling.
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.
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)
Imaging and analysis
Examination of grids and collection of images (digital camera and/or negatives)
immunogold labeling (investigator must supply primary antibodies) - up to 10 grids
standard specimen prep charges + $100/antibody/sample
Additional charges may apply if a project requires materials not normally stocked by the EM facility and not provided by the investigator.