ImmunoCore

ImmunoCore is a campus-based fee-for-service lab that offers efficient and comprehensive services related to Immunology studies including cell sorting, radiolabelling and protein analysis.  Experienced technical staff can process samples for you or users can be trained on a wide range of instrumentation for self-directed use. Also take advantage of antibody procurement services at Immunocore.  Fees are capped at $5,000/year per investigator.

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Services ($60/hour with full technical assistance, materials extra)

Cell Sorting

Using BD Influx Cytopeia (5 laser, 13 color)

Flow Cytometry

BD LSRII (3 laser, 15 color)

BD FACS Calibur (2 laser, 4 color)

Cytokine Analysis

Luminex multiplex protein analyzer

Cell/small animal irradiation

Gammacell 3000 cesium irradiator

Radioactive Cell Proliferation

H3 thymidine tracer and Tomtec cell harvester

Antibody Biobar

Procurement of a wide range of E Bioscience monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.  No GST and free shipping.  Contact Perveen Anwar 780-270-5140 for additional info or to place an order.

Instrumentation use (unassisted)

Flow cytometry

FACSCalibur    $ 30.00/hour 
LSRII    $ 30.00/hour 

note:  BD Influx/Cytopeia is not available for unassisted use.

Irradiation and radioactivity

Gammacell 3000 Cesium irradiator   $ 10.00/use
Tomtec Cell Harvester   $ 3.00/plate
 PE MicroBeta LSC 12 detector  $ 20.00/hour

Protein analysis

 Luminex multiplex $ 5.00/plate 

                                                                                                                                             

Instructions for Accessing ImmunoCore and Using Equipment

Training on the above equipment is available and is mandatory for first time users.  Contact Colin Anderson to arrange for training.

Radiation safety training is mandatory for access to irradiation equipment.  Contact Environmental Health and Safety to arrange for training.

ImmunoCore is located in a card-access secure area (5-002 Li Ka Shing Bldg).  Clients requiring access to the Core facility on a regular basis can arrange to have card access granted.

ImmunoCore uses an online booking system for the FACSCalibur and the LSRII.  For self-directed use of instrumentation, users must reserve the instruments using the online calendars.  Advance booking is advised.  Please contact Perveen Anwar for details and to access the online booking system.

Instruments must be free of debris, spills and damage following use.  Costs associated with cleaning or repairing instruments will be charged back to the user.

Regular hours for ImmunoCore access are 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Technical Assistance

Technical training and assistance for instrumentation self use as well as assistance on procedures and method development from highly qualified staff is available at a rate of $ 50.00/hour.

Protocols involving immunology are diverse, and experience counts when it comes to developing protocols that bring you results with high quality.   Immunocore has extensive experience optimizing protocols and providing assistance on its equipment.  For further info, please contact:

 

Dr. Colin Anderson, Core Director

5-002 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB  T6G 2E1

Ph: 780-492-6036

Email: colinand@ualberta.ca