Research Support Service

Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Research Support Service
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Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Research Support Service

At NYU Langone’s Research Support Service, our experienced staff optimizes your experimental research by preparing reagents and connecting you with reliable product vendors, providing exceptional glass wash and autoclave services, and protecting and storing frozen samples. We also work closely with the Small Instrument Fleet to provide researchers with access to advanced tools for the analysis of samples.

These services are available to our faculty, staff, and graduate students. If you have questions about our services, contact us at rss@nyumc.org.

To use the vendor program, please fill out our terms of agreement form.

Reagent Preparation

To reserve time on an instrument, faculty, staff, and investigators must be registered in iLab. We have also provided iLab login instructions for NYU Langone, NYU, NYU College of Dentistry, and external users.

Requests and Reservations

Request services or reserve instruments using our iLab platform.
iLab Login

For a list of available reagents and pricing, please login to iLab. Faculty, staff, and investigators must be registered in iLab. See above for iLab login instructions.

Orders are typically completed within four business days. If you need any new reagents added to our available list, email reagentprep@nyumc.org.

You can pick up reagents from our lab spaces in Smilow 304 (522 First Avenue) and Alexandria Center for Life Sciences West Tower 543 (430 E 29th Street). In both locations, our staff is available to assist from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, while you have access 24/7 by entering with your ID badge. All reagents must be signed out by you on the computer provided. Instructions are posted onsite

Contact us with any further questions or comments at reagentprep@nyumc.org.

Vendor Program

Our stockroom in Smilow 304 (522 First Avenue) houses a number of cabinets, refrigerators, and freezers with various reagents, buffers, plasticware, restriction enzymes, and other basic life science consumables for purchase from third-party vendors. Some vendors’ units are only available from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. For a list of available vendors, their items, and pricing, log onto our pricing page with your Kerberos ID. All items must be signed out by you on the computer provided. Instructions are posted onsite.

Vendors include the following:

  • Bio-Rad 
  • Corning cellgro
  • Denville Scientific Inc.
  • Life Technologies
  • Promega
  • Thermo-Fisher Scientific
  • USA Scientific

If you have any questions about the vendor program, contact Milton Hallin, research technician, at milton.hallin@nyumc.org.

Glass Wash and Autoclave Services

The Research Support Service team is composed of highly skilled and experienced professionals who provide glassware/plasticware washing and autoclave services to our research laboratories. 

Glassware and Plasticware Washing Service

Dirty wares are picked up daily, cleaned, and sterilized, unless otherwise requested. Finished wares are returned to the labs, usually within 24 hours. If your lab is new to the institution and you would like to begin service, contact Milton Hallin at milton.hallin@nyumc.org.

Glassware should be placed in glass wash bins, on wheels, which are provided by the principal investigators (PIs). See Fisher Scientific catalog numbers NC9781063 for a 28-gallon bin or NC9613195 for a 15-gallon bin. 

Laboratories are requested to thoroughly rinse out all glassware before placing it in the glass wash bins. The bins should be kept as clean and dry as possible. Please remove all pellets from centrifuge tubes and bottles. Be sure all items are clearly labeled with your lab’s unique code. See a member of the Research Support Service team if your lab is new to the institution or has moved to a new building, in order to avoid using another lab’s code. 

If you have ongoing special glass-washing instructions, please send them to Milton Hallin at milton.hallin@nyumc.org and discuss them with the team members in your building.

We ask that you and your lab members show us which shelf, cabinet, or drawer is designated for your clean glassware. This is a critical step in glassware service that requires your guidance.

Please note: All plasticware is susceptible to heat from washers, dryers, autoclaves, and even sunlight. When purchasing plastic beakers or cylinders, polypropylene is a preferable choice to polyethylene.

Autoclave Service

For autoclave service during the workday, place your individually labeled items on the designated cart in the glass-wash facility for your building. A roll of autoclave tape and markers are on the cart to label your items with the PI’s name and location. One of our team members will autoclave the items and then place them on the pick-up shelves near the entrance to the facility. The last daily drop-off for growth media is 2:00PM. Please note that in order to prevent bacterial growth, preparation of media the night before autoclaving is not recommended.

If you wish to use the autoclave yourself, please wait until after 4:00PM so you don’t interfere with the Research Support Service team’s schedule. If you do not know how to operate the autoclave, ask one of us to instruct you.

To inquire about our services or place a service request, contact Milton Hallin at milton.hallin@nyumc.org.

Frozen Sample Protection Service

We can arrange for offsite storage of frozen samples at -80 degrees Celsius or in liquid nitrogen. Backup freezers are available onsite, at -20 degrees Celsius or -80 degrees Celsius, for temporary storage if your freezer breaks or requires defrosting. We can assist with transporting samples between units onsite using our mobile CryoCart.

We can arrange to safeguard your frozen samples with offsite storage in ULT freezers at -80 Celsius or in liquid nitrogen.  

Research Support Service staff can assist with consolidation of your freezer. We have a Cryocart for transport of frozen samples. 

Contact osrfreezers@nyumc.org or the Office of Science and Research building managers for the location of backup -80 degrees Celsius freezers and liquid nitrogen freezer.