The Image Core Unit is located within the IdiPAZ research support platforms to provide researchers with high-end microscopy and histology systems to support bioimaging research. This laboratory offers services for IdiPAZ staff and students as well as other universities, hospitals and external clients. Since Bioimaging techniques are a valuable tool in biomedical and health research IdiPAZ offers the Image Core Unit as a centralized service that provides individual, customized support including project planning, sample preparation, image acquisition and analyses for a wide range of specimens.
The Image Core Unit has two service streams; a full end-to-end service provided by specialist staff, or a “Do it Yourself” service providing access to laboratory facilities, specialist equipment and consumables. In addition, we provide expert service, advice and training for all bioimaging techniques and paraffin. This includes frozen section and specialist histological processing, cutting and staining requirements to obtain the high quality throughput that users need. The Image Core Unit operates on a fee for services basis for all services and laboratory access.
Two laboratories operate within the Image Platform – the Immunohistochemistry and the Image Analyse Laboratories. They both have been committed to excellence, quality, consultation, scientific and technique evaluation and collaboration to produce high quality images with accurate results in an efficient, timely manner. In addition to a wide range of histological services available to researchers, we provide comprehensive immunohistochemistry staining, troubleshooting services and methods for the preparation and staining of cells (cultures, cytospins). Facilities are available for conventional, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, heat induced epitope retrieval, as well as advice and protocols on any area of histology.
María Teresa Vallejo Cremades
Telephone: +34 91 727 75 26
Paula Sánchez Guismera
Susana García Pérez
Telephone: +34 912 071 512
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