In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Imaging Centers have implemented mandatory safety protocols. Please visit our sunrise safety protocols page to learn more 

University Imaging Center Services


In addition to training users to independently operate our instrumentation, the University Imaging Centers offers several end-to-end research and full sample preparation services to University of Minnesota investigators as well as external users.

Full Service Sample Preparation

We have the expertise, equipment, and reagents to prepare specimens for some of your light and electron microscopy needs including tissue clearing, immunofluorescence and immunogold methods. Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) sample preparation services are also now available. 

Free Secondary Antibodies

The University Imaging Centers offer free Thermo Fisher Scientific secondary antibodies (20 µl aliquots) at all UIC locations.

Contact UIC staff to get yours! All the antibodies are derived in goat and available in anti-mouse, anti-rabbit and anti-rat versions, directed to the whole IgG molecule and are highly cross-absorbed. Emission selections are optimized for UIC scopes, so they are intened for UIC users.

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Electron Microscopy & Sample Preparation Services

The University Imaging Centers are fully equipped with TEM and SEM instruments as well as SEM, TEM, Serial Block-Face SEM and Light Microscopy sample preparation services.

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Spatial Genomics

The University Imaging Centers and University of Minnesota Genomics Center are excited to announce the arrival of Spatial Transcriptomics at the University of Minnesota.

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The University Imaging Centers (UIC) is a fee-for-use facility open to investigators and projects of members of the University of Minnesota community as well as external users.

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The UIC Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) System is a revolutionary imaging platform, enabling comprehensive phenotypic profiling and spatial analysis of the tissue microenvironment.

UIC clearing


The University Imaging Centers integrates the most recent clearing tissue and imaging technologies in order to image and analyze intact tissues and organs in three-dimensions

UIC Slide scanning


Scanning services for Brightfield and Fluorescence slides.

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Poster Printing

Large format poster printing services.

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3D Printing

3D printing, modeling, and design services.