Facilities & Services

Adelaide Microscopy's modern laboratories are conveniently located in the CBD - basement and ground levels of The University of Adelaide Helen Mayo North Building on Frome Road, Adelaide, South Australia.

Facilities complementing the broad range of instrumentation include specimen preparation laboratories, a dedicated optical suite, PC2 laboratories, a seminar room and an Image Analysis suite.

We are committed to providing a first class service with quick turnaround times to suit the busiest schedules. Whether you are a student using this type of analysis for the first time or an "industry pro," Adelaide Microscopy has the service and facility to match your requirements.

In addition to the North Terrace facility, microscopy laboratories were established at the Waite facility in 2013 to support the growing needs of the local research community at Urrbrae.

Techniques & applications

The centre offers a broad range of the most technologically advanced instrumentation and scientific support services. 

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The equipment housed at Adelaide Microscopy is accessible to everyone (conditions apply) but your booking options and charge rates may vary depending on your access level.

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Fees & charges

All major instrumentation at Adelaide Microscopy is charged on an hourly basis.

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Adelaide Microscopy houses a broad range of instrumentation.

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Health, safety & wellbeing

Your safety and our duty of care to you are paramount to us at Adelaide Microscopy.

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Remote access to data

Data can be copied directly from the analysis computers (in the computing suite) at Adelaide Microscopy to a USB stick / portable hard drive / CD / DVD.

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Sample preparation

Samples often require preparation prior to viewing in the various microscopes.

Sample preparation information