Core Facilities and Shared Instrumentation
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix offers the following core services. Please contact our Research Office or the specified core director for further information on the services, expertise, training and fees.
Biomedical Imaging Core
The Biomedical Imaging Core (BIC) provides cutting-edge imaging and data analysis tools to allow innovative investigative research. The Core offers training, consultation and access to the Olympus Multiphoton FV MPE RS Apollo System, Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal and Zeiss AXIO M2 Imager Epifluorescent microscopes.
Flow Cytometry Core
The Flow Cytometry Core at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix provides expert analysis on state-of-the-art technology in flow cytometry, multiparameter cell sorting and analysis to investigators at the college, clinical laboratories and biotechnology companies.
Molecular Discovery Core
This core supports a wide variety of research activities that depend on the detection and analysis of proteins, nucleic acids, compounds, bioactive molecules, and biomolecular interactions.
Biostatistics and Study Design Services
Biostatistics applies statistical reasoning and methods to biomedical and public health research. Our support is vital at every stage of a research project, from study design to publication.
iPSC satellite Core
The Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Satellite Core at the College of Medicine – Phoenix will act as a point of contact to connect investigators in Phoenix with the iPSC Core facility at the College of Medicine – Tucson. The facility is open to collaboration on projects involving iPSCs — e.g. deriving iPSCs cells from different cell sources and differentiating them into desired cell types. All materials that may arise from the research including iPSCs or iPSC-derived various cell lineages (cardiomyocytes, fibroblast and endothelial cells) will be shared via an online resource with other investigators upon request. Depending on the resources available, basic training in differentiation of iPSCs will be provided for investigators located in Phoenix.
Rodent Behavioral Core
The Rodent Behavioral Core (RBC) provides a framework for behavioral assays relevant to translational studies of neurological, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. The RBC offers consultation on project design, behavioral assays selection and data analysis, as well as training on behavioral equipment of lab users. The Core develops standard operation procedures for behavioral tests and new behavioral assays.
Biological Irradiator and Imager
The Biological Irradiator and Imager Shared Equipment resource provides access to x-ray irradiation and x-ray and luminescence imaging on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus near 7th Street and Van Buren Street. This resource is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
- Nanofabrication – The nanofabrication facility occupies 900 sqft with a 750 sqft Class 1000 cleanroom.
- Plastic Fabrication – Services to address your prototyping needs for the development of integrated assay platforms using Lab on Chip (LOC’s) or multi-layer thermoplastic laminates.
- Bioassay Development/Molecular Techniques – Expertise in performing molecular laboratory services that comprise bioassay chemistries development and validation but also analytical tests with the scope of nucleic acids and proteins.
- Instrumentation/Software Development – Prototyping services ranging from circuit design, boards prototyping, electronic assembly and full instrumentation development within compliant industry quality standards.
University Core Services
The University of Arizona maintains a number of research cores for use by faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry. The core facilities provides users with access not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.