HMS IVIS

An in vivo mouse imaging core was established in 2013 in the Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine (HCCM) NRB facility. This was made possible with funds from the Harvard Medical School Tools and Technology (TnT) Committee, the Department of Cell Biology, and the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science (HiTS). The core has a Perkin Elmer Lumina II.

 

A wiki site was established for users of the facility to access further information on the instrument and use of the facility. The NRB IVIS Wiki is accessible to all approved users of the IVIS Lumina II and their advisors.

Lumina II Fees

All ICCB-L fees are revised annually based upon the Harvard Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30). New fees are typically recalculated in September or October of each year. The fee structure is updated here on the ICCB-L website as soon as it is available. All charges are based on the training and usage fee at the time of service, not a previously provided estimate or price structure from a pervious fiscal year. 

Fees below apply to training and usage activities carried out in FY17 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017). We anticipate these fees will be in effect until Fall 2017, at which time the FY18 fees should be calculated and available. 

  • A one-time training fee is charged for each individual trained on the Lumina II.
  • Hourly usage is calculated from PPMS and will be charged on a quarterly basis.
 
Fees 
Lumina II Training$228
Lumina II Hourly Usage

 $45/hour 

 

IVIS Wiki Access

Information on this Wiki includes

  • How to access and use the IVIS Lumina II
  • NRB IVIS Access Request Form
  • Information from Perkin Elmer on the IVIS Lumina II
  • Calendar links for reserving time on the Lumina II and associated equipment

Access to the NRB IVIS Wiki

If you would like access to this Wiki, you must first have a Harvard Medical School ecommons username and password. If your appointment is through HMS or a Harvard Affiliate, you can register for one at ecommons.med.harvard.edu.

The first time you log in to the wiki page, it will prompt you for your ecommons username and password. This will automatically generate your wiki name. Please make sure that your wiki name is your first and last name with no spaces and that each name starts with a capital letter (e.g.JohnDoe). You may then request access to the NRB IVIS wiki page by sending an email to iccbl_ivis@hms.harvard.edu and letting us know your Wiki name as well as the principal investigator of the laboratory you are a member. You will then be added to the NRB IVIS group and, within a short time, you will be able to access the NRB IVIS Wiki page

From this Wiki page, the posted information can be updated and edited as needed. Please remember that this information is sensitive and we ask that you do not share the information contained on this page to other users who have not been granted access.

Please direct any questions to: iccbl_ivis@hms.harvard.edu

In addition to the Lumina II, an IVIS Spectrum is housed in the same location.

The Spectrum was purchased with an NIH shared instrumentation grant, (PI: Judy Lieberman, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) an affiliate of Children’s Hospital Boston) and is managed by PCMM. For information about access to and use of the Spectrum, please contact BCHSpectrum2014@gmail.com