Core Information



At CTAC @ ICBR, our mission is to provide a hazard-free, efficient workspace for our clientele.  As a result, we have developed a number of policies in order to protect you, our equipment and the wider facility at large.

All users accept to be bound by CTAC policies in their account setup agreement.  If you have a CTAC account, you HAVE agreed to abide by the policies herein.

CTAC Hazardous/Biohazardous Waste Policy, effective October 1st, 2017

This policy covers the use and disposal of all items presenting a hazardous or biohazardous waste threat.  This covers the use and disposal of sharps, isoflurane waste, biohazards and chemical hazards.  This policy has been developed in conjunction with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS).

CTAC Policy on Sanitization, effective January 5th, 2011

This policy covers the steps required to maintain a clean workspace and instrumentation for all users.

Additionally, we have adopted all the standard policies for use of our instruments and facilities from ICBR.  These additional policies can be found described on the main ICBR website, under Terms & Conditions.

Equipment / Instrumentation

The CTAC provides the following to assist researchers in their grant applications:

(This information is also included in a downloadable PDF on the left sidebar).

The UF MBI Cell & Tissue Analysis Core (CTAC; maintains high-end instrumentation as well as standard microscopy systems for the acquisition and analysis of bright field, fluorescent, and bioluminescent data from both in vitro and in vivo experimental models.

The CTAC operates the following in vitro Imaging Systems:
Nikon Multiphoton / Super Resolution Imaging System

Leica DM2500 Upright Fluorescent Microscope

Nikon Ti-E Inverted Live Cell Imaging System

Olympus DSU-IX81 Spinning Disc Confocal / Deconvolution

Olympus IX70 Inverted Fluorescent Microscope

Zeiss Axioplan 2 Fluorescent Visualization Microscope

Additionally, the following in vivo Imaging System is available:

IVIS Spectrum Bioluminescence and Fluorescence Optical Imaging System