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Updated November 8, 2021 (RR4)

Sample Submission (internal):

  • To submit a sample, you will begin on iLabs as you typically do
  • Once you have submitted, BMC staff will approve your submission. If you do not hear from us within a few hours, please email to make sure we see the message.
  • After we have reviewed your project, you will be free to bring the samples into the Center. If it is after hours or no one is on site, there is a sample drop off location immediately inside the BMC. You will need after-hours access to access the small freezer.
  • If you do not have access to 68 during open hours M-F 9am-5pm, please call the facility when you are outside the building by the single access point (617.715.4533). A staff member will come downstairs to retrieve your sample. You will not be permitted to enter the building.

Walk-up Usage (Internal only):

  • All walk-up equipment has been relocated to the first bay and entry of 68-322.
  • Please reserve your equipment 12h in advance on ilabs
  • Consumables are available by emailing If you email us, we will place them in the freezer inside the facility.
  • Training by your labmates continues to not be permitted due to on-going challenges with instrument repair.
  • Please email if you would like after-hours access to the facility.

External Users:

  • NO access to the BioMicro Center is available for non-MIT users.
  • Assisted services are available to non-MIT users through either delivery of samples by Fedex or sample hand-off outside of Building 68.
  • All external use must be approved by the Center Director. The Center is not responsible for samples submitted without approval.