Welcome to the Multiscale Microscopy Core
The Multiscale Microscopy Core is a state-of-the-art electron microscopy core that was established in 2013 through the collaborative efforts of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and Hillsboro-based FEI. It provides imaging services, technical support and training to academic and corporate users. The MMC offers multiple levels of service that correspond with the analysis and/or training each user desires. Training on the instruments can be provided for individuals who anticipate having long-term EM projects. Microscope access is granted by three different mechanisms and priority is given in the following order: internal academic users (OHSU faculty and affiliates), external academic users (a proposal is submitted for review and approval) and external confidential/corporate users (no proposal review).
FEI Helios G3 DualBeam™ Scanning Electron Microscope
Thermo Fisher Volume Scope II
- FEI CorrSight™
- FEI Tecnai™ with iCorr™ - Integrated Light and Transmission Electron Microscope
- New: Recently upgraded with a NanoSprint12S-B AMT cMOS camera
- FEI Vitrobot
- Pelco EasiGlow 91000 Glow Discharge Cleaning System
- Leica ACE600 Coater
- Leica Critical Point Dryer CPD300
- UC7 Ultramicrotome
- RMC-Boeckeler ASH-100
Recent upgrades in MMC instrumentation include:
- ZEISS Crossbeam 550 Microscope with Leica Cryo-stage and Atlas 5 Software. This new instrument was installed in October 2019 with funds from HHMI to Dr. Eric Gouaux.
- Thermo Fisher Volume Scope II Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscope (SBF_SEM) (January 2020). This instrument upgrade was possible thank you to our collaborative efforts with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
- Leica 3D ARTOS ideal ultramicrotome to produce multiple high-quality ribbons of plastic sections. This purchase was obtained with funds from our University Research Office (February 2020)
- AMT NanoSprint12S-B cMOS camera system. This 12 Megapixel camera was installed in our Tecnai 12 with funds from our University Research Office (February 2020)
- Glacios cryoTEM with K3 Gatan technologies.