University of Toledo Integrated Core Facilities (ICF)

About ICF

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Overview / Goal

The University of Toledo’s Integrated Core Facilities (ICF) is a centralized facility comprised of shared services, cutting edge scientific equipment, and scientific expertise available to both internal and external collaborators on a fee-for-service basis. The goal of the ICF is to aid in the production of high quality scientific data for use in publication, grant preparation, or other endeavors. The ICF core labs are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and offer advanced technological services in various research fields.


Location & Hours

The ICF is centralized on the University of Toledo’s Health Science Campus in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. The ICF includes three core facilities with distinct equipment in the following locations.

Locations

Advanced Microscopy & Imaging Center (AMIC) 

Block Health Science Building room 057 
3000 Arlington Ave. 
Toledo, Ohio 43614 
Hours: 9am – 5pm M-F 
Available after hours by Card Access

Flow Cytometry Core 

Health Education Building room 233A 
3000 Arlington Ave. 
Toledo, Ohio 43614 
Hours: 9am – 5pm M-F 
Available after hours by Card Access

Histology Core 

Block Health Science Building room 007 
3000 Arlington Ave. 
Toledo, Ohio 43614 
Hours: 9am – 5pm M-F

 


Training

Prior to the use of any core lab equipment, users must complete required hands on training and consultation to ensure proper use of the instruments. Please contact Andrea Kalinoski, Ph.D. to set up an initial consultation and schedule training sessions. Please provide a brief description of the project goal and include PI-consent. Training is provided by ICF personnel.


Guidelines

All lab equipment is set up to be utilized as needed, which requires individuals to have a strong understanding of time management. Equipment can be reserved utilizing the instrument Calendars and users must sign-in to record use of any equipment. Please be courteous when reserving equipment and report any issues with scheduling or equipment to the core director.


Costs

Included below are the estimated ICF costs associated with service. Fees are based on internal, external or corporate based use. Prices are listed dependent upon instrument utilized and/or service. Billing is calculated independently based on factors including: per sample basis, time, and associated personnel required for services rendered.

Hourly Rates:

InternalExternalCorporate rates

Histology Charges:

InternalExternalCorporate rates

 

Last Updated: 2/12/20