The ULAM In-Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) is available to provide a multitude of high-quality research and diagnostic support services to the U-M research community. Their team of board-certified veterinary pathologists and highly-experienced technicians offer rapid turn-around on services including:
- Necropsy/tissue collection
- Animal hematology/clinical chemistry
- Pathology interpretation and quantitative image analysis
- Digital slide scanning (brightfield)
- Project consultation
For study teams working off-site, digitized histology slides enable remote access to histology data and facilitate quantitative analysis or image generation for publication. Volume-based recharge rates are competitive, and "no contact" sample pick-up or drop-off appointments may be booked online.
See below for examples of quantitative image analysis performed by the core on digitized whole glass slides, including quantitation of immunolabelled cells (panels A and B) and training of a machine learning-based classifier to separate tissue regions (panels C and D):
HOW TO REQUEST SERVICES
Sample submissions for digital slide scanning and other IVAC services should be made by scheduling a drop-off appointment through the IVAC website. The website also includes a complete list of IVAC service offerings and recharge rates.
For questions, or to request a consultation about IVAC’s services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IVAC Team is dedicated to supporting your translational research goals in any way that they can and is ready to assist with your next project.