News & Announcements

The most recent news posts and ICBR announcements are shown below. For more information, or to schedule an event please call (352) 273-8030 or e-mail ICBR.

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Recent News


Upgraded High-throughput DNA Fragmentation Resources Now Available

Aug 19th, 2015

The NextGen DNA Sequencing core upgraded its high-throughput DNA fragmentation resources – the Covaris S220 and E220 sonicators. The new units are available for UF researchers requiring precise and reproducible […]

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Now Offering Human Cell Line Authentication

Jul 22nd, 2015

Human cell line authentication (CLA) service is now available at ICBR. Confirm your cells’ identity and purity, saving time, data and funds. Cell line authentication is required by many journals, including […]

NEW – More precise and sensitive digital PCR system

NEW – More precise and sensitive digital PCR system

Jun 24th, 2015

The ICBR Gene Expression & Genotyping core now offers digital PCR, providing increased resolution and sensitivity for DNA quantitation. ICBR now can provide you orders of magnitude greater sensitivity and digital precision to […]

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ICBR closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day

Jun 12th, 2015

UF and ICBR will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. No samples will be picked up from sample drop-off locations  and samples will not be […]

Karen using the new SEM

Electron Microscopy Core gains new Scanning Electron Microscope

Jun 3rd, 2015

On April 20th, ICBR’s Electron Microscopy Core installed a new Scanning Electron Miscroscope (SEM), the Hitachi SU5000. The new SEM can process samples up to 80 mm in height and […]


Topics in Cellular Science Series began March 19

Jun 3rd, 2015

The ICBR began a series of seminars on March 19, which will feature industry professionals and vendors. This series highlights new instrumentation or technologies related to cells such as: imaging, […]

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Important UF Fiscal Year End Update

Jun 1st, 2015

Due to UF’s fiscal year end on June 30, 2015, ICBR’s upcoming billing schedule will be altered as follows: Important Dates June 29 — Last fiscal year 2015 invoices will […]

Agilent NGS Award Program applications now available

Mar 26th, 2015

Deadline updated to May 15. Applications are now being accepted for the Agilent NGS Award Program, designed to drive awareness and acceptance of the Agilent Technologies next generation sequencing target […]

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ICBR-SIGMA partnership provides CRISPR products at affordable price

Mar 26th, 2015

The Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research is partnering with SIGMA-Aldrich to provide University of Florida researchers with access to experimental design consultation, bioinformatics expertise and SIGMA’s robust line of CRISPR products […]


Single-Cell Genomic Analysis – C1™ Single-Cell Auto Prep System

Mar 17th, 2015

The Fluidigm C1™ Single-Cell Auto Prep system, now available through the ICBR Gene Expression & Genotyping core, allows researchers and core customers to rapidly and reliably isolate, process, and profile […]