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Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility

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Toronto, Ontario, CA

About Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility

The Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility (AOMF) is centrally located in the Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario, serving University Health Network as well as external academic and industrial users. It is the largest microscopy facility in Canada with instruments at Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto... Show more »

The Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility (AOMF) is centrally located in the Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario, serving University Health Network as well as external academic and industrial users. It is the largest microscopy facility in Canada with instruments at Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. With over 30 instruments and 4 staff members, the AOMF is equipped to help you with nearly any optical microscopy application including: confocal, multiphoton, FRAP, FRET, live-cell, timelapse, spectral unmixing, in-vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence, whole-slide scanning, 3D rendering, colocalization and more.

We offer:
Free consultations to determine which microscopes would best suit your application
Comprehensive training and support on our various instruments
Full-service image capture and analysis (a great way to get started quickly)
High-resolution whole slide scanning service for histology slides
Practical courses on microscopy, including one-on-one hands-on sessions
(eg: Fundamentals of Microscopy) and larger workshops tailored to your group's applications
Software and training for image processing and quantification

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Our Services (28)


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Bright-Field Microscopy

Starting at $70.00 per hour

AxioImager Zeiss upright with monochrome and colour cameras
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

BX51 Olympus BX51 Upright
$70 CAD per hour full service or $12 CAD per hour usage

X81 Olympus IX81 Inverted
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Inverted Nikon microscope
$70 CAD per hour full service or $12 CAD per hour usage

AxioImager Zeiss upright with monochrome and colour cameras
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

BX51 Olympus BX51 Upright
$70 CAD per hour full service or $12 CAD per hour usage

X81 Olympus IX81 Inverted
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Inverted Nikon microscope
$70 CAD per hour full service or $12 CAD per hour usage

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Confocal Microscopy

Starting at CAD$90.00 per hour

WaveFX Yokogawa spinning disk confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Yokogawa spinning disk confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $25 CAD per hour usage

Zeiss LSM700 Confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $30 CAD per hour usage

Olympus DSU spinning disk confocal
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WaveFX Yokogawa spinning disk confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Yokogawa spinning disk confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $25 CAD per hour usage

Zeiss LSM700 Confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $30 CAD per hour usage

Olympus DSU spinning disk confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $30 CAD per hour usage

FluoView A & B Olympus FV1000 laser scanning confocal
$90 CAD per hour full service or $30 CAD per hour usage

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Confocal Microscopy Training

Starting at CAD$80.00 per hour

Training I: Duration 3 hours
Training II: Duration 2 hours

Training I: Duration 3 hours
Training II: Duration 2 hours

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Whole Slide Imaging/Digital Slide Scanning

Starting at $8.00 per slide

Aperio Scanscope CS whole-slide brightfield scanner

Regular slide: 20x $8 CAD per slide, 40x $24 CAD per slide

Oversized (tissue width exceeds 25mm): 20x $10 CAD per slide 40x $30 CAD per slide

Wholemount slide (2″ x 3″) : 20x $30 CAD per slide

Aperio Scanscope CS whole-slide brightfield scanner

Regular slide: 20x $8 CAD per slide, 40x $24 CAD per slide

Oversized (tissue width exceeds 25mm): 20x $10 CAD per slide 40x $30 CAD per slide

Wholemount slide (2″ x 3″) : 20x $30 CAD per slide

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Fluorescence-Based Microscopy

Starting at CAD$70.00 per hour

Zeiss AxioObserver motorized inverted fluorescence microscope
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Olympus BX50 upright fluorescence microscope, with scanning stage for tiling
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Leica MZFLIII Fluorescence Stereomicroscope
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Zeiss AxioObserver motorized inverted fluorescence microscope
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Olympus BX50 upright fluorescence microscope, with scanning stage for tiling
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

Leica MZFLIII Fluorescence Stereomicroscope
$70 CAD per hour full service or $15 CAD per hour usage

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Fluorescence Microscopy Training

Starting at CAD$37.50 per hour

Duration 20 hours

Duration 20 hours

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Image Analysis

Starting at CAD$70.00 per hour

Aperio Genie: Computer with Aperio Genie pattern recognition software and Aperio analysis algorithms
$70 CAD per hour full service or $12 CAD per hour usage

Pentium 4, with image processing and presentation software, scanner
$70 CAD per hour full service or $10 CAD per hour usage

Dual core 64-bit with ImagePro, AutoQuant... Show more »

Aperio Genie: Computer with Aperio Genie pattern recognition software and Aperio analysis algorithms
$70 CAD per hour full service or $12 CAD per hour usage

Pentium 4, with image processing and presentation software, scanner
$70 CAD per hour full service or $10 CAD per hour usage

Dual core 64-bit with ImagePro, AutoQuant Deconvolution and Photoshop
$70 CAD per hour full service or $10 CAD per hour usage

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Image Processing and Analysis Training

Starting at CAD$60.00 per hour

Image Processing I: Introduction to ImagePro $60/hr Duration 2 hours

Image Processing II: Selected advanced topics $60/hr Duration 2 hours

Aperio Image Analysis I: Introduction to ImageScope $60/hr Duration 1 hour

Aperio Image Analysis II: Advanced algorithms $80/hr Duration 3 hours

Introduction to ImageJ... Show more »

Image Processing I: Introduction to ImagePro $60/hr Duration 2 hours

Image Processing II: Selected advanced topics $60/hr Duration 2 hours

Aperio Image Analysis I: Introduction to ImageScope $60/hr Duration 1 hour

Aperio Image Analysis II: Advanced algorithms $80/hr Duration 3 hours

Introduction to ImageJ $60/hr
Duration 1 hour

3D Imaging with Velocity $80/hr
Duration 2 hours

Adobe Illustrator for Researchers $60/hr
Duration 2 hours

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Laser Capture Microdissection

Starting at CAD$90.00 per hour

MMI Laser Capture Microdissection
$90 CAD per hour full service or $25 CAD per hour usage

MMI Laser Capture Microdissection
$90 CAD per hour full service or $25 CAD per hour usage

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Laser Capture Microdissection Training

Starting at CAD$80.00 per hour

Duration 1 hour

Duration 1 hour

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Microscopy Fundamentals Training

Starting at $60.00 per hour

Fundamentals course, duration 3 hours

Fundamentals course, duration 3 hours

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Multiphoton Fluorescence Microscopy

Starting at CAD$90.00 per hour

Zeiss LSM510 META confocal and two-photon microscope
$90 CAD per hour full service or $40 CAD per hour usage

Zeiss LSM510 META confocal and two-photon microscope
$90 CAD per hour full service or $40 CAD per hour usage

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Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy Training

Starting at CAD$80.00 per hour

Duration 2 hours

Duration 2 hours

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Stereomicroscope Microscopy Training

Starting at CAD$60.00 per hour

Duration 1 hour

Duration 1 hour

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Two Photon Microscopy Training

Starting at CAD$80.00 per hour

Duration 4 hours

Duration 4 hours

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Widefield Fluorescence Microscopy Training

Starting at CAD$60.00 per hour

Duration 1 hour

Duration 1 hour

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Transmitted Light Microscopy

Price on request
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Cells and Tissues

Price on request
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Tissue Processing

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Imaging Training

Price on request
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Microscopy

Price on request
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Optical Microscopy

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Tissue Preparation

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Biospecimens

Price on request
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Computational Modeling

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Imaging & Spectroscopy

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Data Services

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Sequencing data in FASTQ

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James Jonkman

Manager
  • Positive review for Whole Slide Imaging/Digital Slide Scanning:

    October 2015

    "I was impressed with the ability of the scanning technicians to deal with the very difficult slides we sent. Thank you very much."

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