Analytical Instrumentation Core

Welcome to the BUMC Analytical Instrumentation Core! Our mission is to provide support to investigators through cutting-edge analytical instruments to facilitate research and education in the Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine as well as Boston Medical Center.

Please use the Cores Equipment Scheduler (CES) to schedule equipment time or services. For new users click here.

Services Offered by the Core:
  1. Protein/Cytokine Array Service
  2. qPCR Array Service
  3. Seahorse Oxygen Analyzer (Metabolic Array) Service
  4. Fatty Acid, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Monosaccharide Analysis
  5. Bio-Rad Supply Center
List of Instruments Available:

Instrument Location Rate
RT-PCR System StepOne Plus X-830 $22 per 150 minutes
7900 HT Fast Real-Time PCR System X-830 $22 per 2 hours
Tecan M1000 Microplate Reader X-810 $6 per 6 minutes
Tecan Infinite 200 Pro Microplate Reader X-510 $10 per 10 minutes
Tecan M1000 Pro Microplate Reader X-810 $6 per 6 minutes
GloxMax Luminometer X-830 $6.5 per 10 minutes
Seahorse XF96e Oxygen Analyzer (Metabolic Arrays) X-830 $55 per run
Luminex Magpix X-830 $85 per plate
Fujifilm LAS-4000 Gel Imagers 670 Albany St., Room 232, X-840 and R-305 $6.5 per 10 minutes
Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC) X- 740 Day: $11 per 15 minutes Night: $2 per 15 minutes
Nanodrop Spectrophotometer (x2) X-830 and X-740 $7 per 10 minutes
HEMAVET 950 FS Auto Blood Analyzer X-830 $45 per run (1-10 samples)
IDEXX Chemistry Analyzer X-830 $20 per 30 minutes
HPLC, FPLC and GC X-830 $20 per 2 hours or TBD (depending on project)
PhosphoImager or FluoS (Bio-Rad) X-830 $20 per 30 minutes
Free Flow Electrophoresis X-831 $40 per  240 minutes
2-D PAGE Apparatus & Imager X-830 $10 per hour
QuantStudio 12K FLEX qPCR Sys X-830 $22 per 120 minutes

Acknowledgments: They are extremely important in helping us build a positive track record and obtaining future NIH funding for new Core instruments and equipment. Please acknowledge the AIC in all publications and grant applications where equipment use and/or services and expertise provided by our staff contributed to the final results. The proper way to acknowledgement the AIC is as follows: “This work was supported by the Boston University Analytical Instrumentation Core” or “This work was accomplished by using the service provided by the Boston University Analytical Instrumentation Core.”

Grants: The Analytical Instrumentation Core operates at a loss and is subsidized by the Department of Medicine. What does not get included in the balance sheets are the indirect costs generated from grants obtained with the help of data from our core. You can help us continue to serve you by letting us know when you submit a proposal and/or are awarded a grant which contains data obtained from the use of our Core.

Location: The Analytical Instrumentation Core’s central laboratory is located at 650 Albany Street, Lab 830, Boston, MA 02118. Other satellite sites on the BUMC include R buildings and 670 Albany Street.

Important Information on How to use the Core


Matthew Au
AIC Lab Manager
650 Albany Street, Room 830
Boston MA 02118

Lynn Deng
Director of Analytical Instrumentation Core
650 Albany Street, Room 848
Boston MA 02118