University of South Carolina at Columbia
School of Medicine
6439 Garner's Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29208United States of Americahttp://irf.med.sc.edu/
Last Updated: 05/08/2013
The Instrumentation Resource Facility (IRF) is an integral component of the research and teaching mission of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USC SOM). Located within the facility are several major pieces of state-of-the-art biomedical research equipment that provide techniques ranging from whole animal through single cell imaging to analysis at the molecular level. The IRF also houses a full range of ancillary equipment that is available for sample preparation. In addition to serving as a resource for acquisition of primary data, the IRF also has the capacity for image enhancement and related data analysis.
The mission of the IRF is to provide state-of-the-art biomedical research instrumentation for use in the USC SOM and USC main campus research environments. As time and resources permit, outside use of the facility is also permitted and encouraged. Technical assistance and training are available in most areas of research sponsored in the IRF. The flowchart below presents broad categories of instrumentation that are available in the IRF and subsequent pages present specific information concerning instrument configurations, training and rules for the use of instruments, the appropriate IRF staff to contact for the use of various pieces of equipment, and pricing.
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