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 2 hours
7900 HT Fast Real-Time PCR System Room 236 at 670 Albany St. $22 per 2 hours
Tecan M1000 Microplate Reader X-810 $6 per 6 minutes
Tecan Infinite 200 Pro Microplate Reader X-510 $6 per 6 minutes
Tecan M1000 Pro Microplate Reader Room 227 at 670 Albany St $6 per 6 minutes
Gloxmax Luminometer Room 236 at 670 Albany St $6.5 per 10 minutes
Seahorse XF96e Oxygen Analyzer (Metabolic Arrays) X-810 $55 per run
Luminex Magpix Room 236 at 670 Albany St. $85 per plate
Gel Imaging or Luminescent Imagers X-410, R-305, X-840 $6.5 per 10 minutes
Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC) X- 740 Day: $11 per 15 minutes Night: $2 per 15 minutes
Nanodrop Spectrophotometer (x2) W- 619, X-740 $7 per 10 minutes
HEMAVET 950 FS Auto Blood Analyzer Room 236 at 670 Albany St. $45 per run (1-10 samples)
IDEXX Chemistry Analyzer Room 236 at 670 Albany St. $20 per 30 minutes
HPLC, FPLC and GC Room 232 at 670 Albany St. $20 per 2 hours or TBD (depending on project)
PhosphoImager or FluoS (x3) Room 232 at 670 Albany St. $6.5 per 15 minutes
Free Flow Electrophoresis Room 232 at 670 Albany St. $10 per hour
2-D PAGE Apparatus & Imager Room 232 at 670 Albany St. $10 per hour

Help Us to Help You!

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 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 670 Albany Street, Lab 232, Boston, MA 02118. Other satellite sites on the BUMC include W, X, E, R buildings and the Evans Biomedical Research Center.

Important Information on How to use the Core


Matthew Au
AIC Lab Manager
670 Albany Street, Room 232
Boston MA 02118

Lynn Deng
Director of Analytical Instrumentation Core
670 Albany Street, Room 232
Boston MA 02118