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UIC CCRB 1-220 Remediation and Resource Availability Updates

8/19/2021

Greetings Colleagues,

Remediation of the University Imaging Centers (UIC) CCRB 1-220 facility from the July 30 fire is nearing completion. The CCRB corridor to the UIC is expected to be open for public traffic the week of 8/23. The UIC suites will be made available at that time as well. Staff are prepared to help with your fixed and live imaging research to get your experiments, imaging, analysis and visualization needs.

At this point, the following instruments and services in the UIC 1-220 suite have been cleaned and approved to return to service for reservation and near-term use:

  • Nikon Ti-E Deconvolution Microscope
  • Analysis Workstation 2
  • Huron Brightfield Slide Scanner
  • Nikon C2+ Spectral Confocal
  • Pella Biowave Pro
  • Nanostring GeoMX (in partnership with UMGC)
  • 3D Printing

Assessment is ongoing for the following:

  • Nikon Biostation (also available in Jackson Hall UIC)
  • IONpath MIBI
  • Leica LMD6500 Laser Microdissection Microscope (vendor visit expected the week of 8/23)
  • Nikon A1R FLIM & FCS Confocal (ongoing repairs, also available in Jackson Hall UIC)

Replacement instruments destroyed in the fire are being expedited for arrival:

  • Caliber I.D. RS-G4 ribbon scanning confocal (estimated to arrive week of 8/30) and clearing computer workstation
  • Nikon 90i multi-slide scope (loaner or delivery TBD)
  • Nikon 90i DIC scope (loaner or delivery TBD)
  • Poster Printing (ready for onsite delivery)
  • Biostation live cell imaging computer (TBD)

Systems in the CCRB 1-250/1-260 UIC suites that were not impacted by the fire and remain available.

  • Leica SP5 upright multi-photon confocal
  • Sofie G8 µPET/CT
  • IVIS 100
  • Vevo 2100 ultrasound

In addition to these continued communications, CCRB 1-220 updates will also be published on our website here: https://med.umn.edu/news-events/fire-damage-uic-ccrb-1-220-facility

UIC staff are here to support your research. Contact uic-staff@umn.edu to make arrangements to transition your imaging and analysis needs back to CCRB or instruments at our other locations. Training fees for those impacted by the downtime are being waived.

If anyone has any questions, please email Mark Sanders (msanders@umn.edu). 

Thank you for your patience and to the teams working hard to return these critical shared research facilities back to full service as quickly as possible.


 

8/11/2021

Good Afternoon,

Remediation of the University Imaging Centers (UIC) CCRB 1-220 facility is proceeding rapidly. The CCRB corridor is expected to be open for public traffic the week of 8/23, if not before. Most of the UIC suites will be made available at that time as well. Major instruments continue to be assessed.  

At this point, the following instruments and services in theUIC 1-220 suite have been cleaned and approved to return to near-term service:

  • Nikon Ti-E Deconvolution Microscope
  • Analysis Workstations 1 & 2
  • Huron Brightfield Slide Scanner (slide scanning service continues to be available)

Assessment is scheduled or ongoing for the following:

  • Nikon C2+ Confocal
  • Nikon Biostation
  • IONpath MIBI
  • Leica LMD6500 Laser Microdissection Microscope
  • Nikon A1R FLIM & FCS Confocal

Replacement instruments are being expedited for the following destroyed in the fire:

  • Caliper ID RSG4 ribbon scanning confocal (estimated to arrive week of 8/23) and clearing computerworkstation
  • Nikon 90i slide scanner (loaner or delivery TBD)
  • Nikon 90i DIC scope (loaner or delivery TBD)
  • Poster and 3D Printing (ready for onsite delivery)
  • Biostation live cell imaging computer

UIC staff are here to support your research. Contact uic-staff@umn.edu to make arrangements to transition your imaging and analysis needs to instruments at our other locations. Training fees for those impacted by the downtime are being waived. 

If anyone has any questions, please email Mark Sanders (msanders@umn.edu). 

Thank you for your patience and to the teams working hard to return these critical shared research facilities back to full service as quickly as possible.


7/31/2021

 

On Friday, 7/30, a fire occurred in the University Imaging Centers in the 1-220 CCRB suite of rooms. While there were no injuries reported, there was significant damage to the facility and equipment.  Clean-up and assessment began immediately and is continuing through the weekend (thanks to FM, RFSS and all involved) and will continue until completed. Please do not enter the 1-220 spaces until further notice. For additional details please see the communication below from RFSS.

At this point, the following instruments and services in the UIC 1-220 suite will be offline and unavailable until further notice:

  • Nikon A1R FLIM & FCS Confocal
  • Nikon Ti-E Deconvolution Microscope
  • Nikon C2+ Confocal
  • Nikon 90i Microscope
  • Nikon Biostation
  • Caliber RS-G4 Ribbon Scanning Confocal
  • IONpath MIBI
  • Pella Biowave
  • Leica LMD6500 Laser Microdissection Microscope
  • Poster and 3D Printing
  • Analysis Workstations 1 & 2
  • Huron Brightfield Slide Scanner

We realize this is a significant disruption and are partnering with everyone involved to return to operations as soon as possible. Instrument vendors and partners have been contacted and we will begin the evaluation process to identify equipment functionality starting on Monday. Functional equipment will be relocated in UIC CCRB space and made available as soon as possible. We are hoping to replace all the equipment damaged in the incident as soon as possible too. 

Equipment at our Jackson Hall and Snyder Hall facilities, as well as the CCRB live animal imagers, remain available. UIC staff will help with any logistics. 

Please contact us at uic-staff@umn.edu with any questions.


RFSS Update - 7/31


Good Afternoon,

On Friday, 7/30, in the afternoon, between 4pm-5:15pm, a fire broke out in 1-220A space of University Imaging Center, UIC.  The fire is reported to have originated from a desktop computer within this space. Sprinklers were activated due to heat and smoke and extinguished the fire before it could spread. Water from the sprinkler system ran throughout the following spaces:

  • UIC 1-220 suite
  • UMGC suite 1-210
  • South corridor: 1-221CC
  • RAR offices 1-233 through -237, and the RAR break room space: 1-331

Starting tomorrow, Sunday, 8/1, at 7am Mavo and Clean Response teams will be onsite on the 1st floor to begin drywall removal. Drywall is scheduled to be removed in:  

  • 1-221 CC south corridor starting from 5 ft before the card reader entrance to the ISO wing, down through 1-237 office. 
  • UIC 1-220 suite (multiple rooms)
  • UMGC 1-210 suite along the north walls and in the drop off room located just outside of this space.
  • RAR spaces including: 1-233, 1-234, 1-237, and 1-331

During this work, please access RAR spaces from the airlock doors back by the CCRB loading dock. 

Disruptions in these spaces will include: 

  • Dust from drywall being cut
  • Noise from fans, filters, and saws
  • Smells from the work being performed as well as residual smoke in the area
  • Increased foot traffic in these locations as well

This work is expected to take most of the day tomorrow. Build back is expected to begin the week of 8/9/21. Timeline for build back will be determined this week and communicated when it becomes available.

Starting Monday, 8/2, teams from UIC, UMGC, RFSS, and FM will meet with Risk Management to begin:

  • Assessment of damage
  • Discuss timeline for build back of the walls in all affected spaces
  • Steps for equipment assessment and replacement 

RFSS, FM, UIC, and UMGC will continue to communicate during the recovery from this event. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. RFSS, FM, UIC, and UMGC will do our best to communicate information as it becomes available.

Please Note that University Health and Safety has assessed the smoke particles in the space and has made the following recommendation: until further notice, anyone in the UIC suite and the nearby surrounding spaces will be required to wear an N95 mask. 

As clean-up progresses, UHS will continue to monitor the affected areas and provide guidance on when masks are no longer needed to prevent smoke inhalation damage.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Cheryl Miller at 651-769-4664 or Ryan Davis at 612-626-6120.

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