Analytical Instrumentation Core

BUMC Analytical Instrumentation Core’s 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. We maintain all core instruments and provide open access to resources in an effort to increase accessibility of instruments for investigators. We fully support investigators in their efforts to win extramural research funding and introduce innovative instrumentation through the use of regularly held seminars.

Services and Instruments

  1. Protein/Cytokine Array Service
  2. qPCR Array Service
  3. Seahorse XF96e Oxygen Analyzer (Metabolic Array) Service
  4. Fatty Acid, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Monosaccharide Analysis
  5. Bio-Rad Supply Center

Blood Cell Analyzers Location Rate
Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC) X-740 Day: $11 per 15 minutes │Overnight: $2 per 15 minutes
IDEXX Chemistry Analyzer X-830 $20 per 30 minutes
Seahorse XF96e Oxygen Analyzer (Metabolic Arrays) X-830 $55 per run
HEMAVET 950 FS Auto Blood Analyzer X- 830 $45 per run (1-10 samples)
GloMax Luminometer X-830 $6.50 per 10 minutes
Nanodrop Spectrophotometer (x2) X-830 and X-740 $7 per 10 minutes
qPCR/PCR Machines and Software
QuantStudio 12K FLEX qPCR System X-830 $22 per 120 minutes
RT-PCR System StepOne Plus X-830 $22 per 150 minutes
Primer Express Software v3.0 X-830 $5 per 30 minutes
7900 HT Fast Real-Time PCR System X-830 $22 per 2 hours
Microplate Readers
Tecan M1000 Pro Plate Reader X-810 $6 per 6 minutes
Tecan Infinite M200 Pro Microplate Reader X-510 $10 per 10 minutes
Molecular Devices i3x X-830 $6 per 6 minutes
Luminescent and Gel Imagers
Fujifilm LAS-4000 Gel Imagers (3 Sets) 670 Albany St., Room 232, X-840 and R-305 $6.50 per 10 minutes
Bio-Rad GS-525 Molecular Phosphor-Imaging System X-830 $20 per 30 minutes
Bio-Rad Fluor-S MultiImager X-830 $20 per 30 minutes
Protein Readers & Imager
Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) Sector Imager 2400A X-831, 650 Albany St. $30 per 30 minutes
Luminex Magpix X-830 $85 per plate
HP 6890 Gas-Chromatograph/5973 Mass Spectrometer (Fatty Acid and Monosaccharide Analysis) X-830 $20 per 2 hours or TBD (depending on project)
Fast Agilent 1100 HPLC System X-830 $20 per 2 hours or TBD (depending on project)
Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) Biologic System Bio-Rad X-830 $20 per 2 hours or TBD (depending on project)
Liquid-Chromatograph Mass-Spectrometer, Agilent/Bruker X-830 $20 per 2 hours or TBD (depending on project)
Free Flow Electrophoresis X-831 $40 per 240 minutes
2-D PAGE Apparatus & Imager X-830 $10 per hour
Other Lab Equipment Available
Savant ISS 100 Integrated SpeedVac System, Lyophilizer, Sonicator, Evaporator Centrifuge and others X-830 $12 per 120 minutes
Data Analysis Workstation 1 X-831 $5 per 30 minutes


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.”


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.


Matthew Au
AIC Lab Manager
Analytical Instrumentation Core (AIC)
Boston University School of Medicine
650 Albany Street, Room 830
Boston MA 02118
(617) 358-6363 |

Lynn Deng
Director of Analytical Instrumentation Core
650 Albany Street, Room 848
Boston MA 02118
(617) 358-6516 |


AIC Central Laboratory
650 Albany Street, Lab Room X-830, Boston, MA 02118.

AIC Satellite Sites
670 Albany Street, R Building, Boston, MA 02118