Winter Recess Dec 24-Jan 2

December 26, 2014

Please note that the staff of the Core will be off for the annual Winter Recess from about noon on 12/24/2014-1/2/2014. Happy Holidays and see you in 2015! The lab will only be accessible if you have been granted 24/7 access prior to the break using your Harvard ID. 

Closed for Veterans Day Tuesday November 11

November 10, 2014

We will be closed this Tuesday November 11 for the observation of Veterans Day. If you would like to deliver samples to us for analysis, please wait till Wednesday when everyone is back.  Thank you!

q-Exactive Plus Just Arrived

q-Exactive Plus Just Arrived

October 31, 2014

New high resolution mass spectrometer just arrived and is in the hallway. Installation should commence soon!

Columbus Day Holiday Oct. 13

October 13, 2014

We will be closed Monday October 13 due to the campus wide holiday observation of Columbus Day.

Closed Monday September 1

August 28, 2014

Please note that the facility will be closed on  Monday, September 1 because of Labor Day.  During this time, the doors will be locked and you will need to have authorized 24/7 HUID key access (Harvard researchers only) to use open access instrumentation.  Our staff will also be off on Monday so we will be unable to run samples for you. We will return on Tuesday. Have a great holiday!

Agilent 6550 q-TOF

Agilent 6550 q-TOF

August 22, 2014

We just received the Agilent 6550 q-TOF high resolution tandem mass spectrometer.  We are very excited about using this instrument and seeing how it can complement existing technologies in our laboratory. It will be installed and ready to use by the end of the month. This instrument has ion-funnel and Jetstream heated ESI source for high sensitivity.

Parker Hannifin Nitrogen Generator System

Parker Hannifin Nitrogen Generator System

August 15, 2014

Our Northwest Laboratories Building Operations has just installed a new Parker Hannifin Nitrogen Generator system that is fully redundant and can supply >250 L/minute of ultra-high purity nitrogen for our mass spectrometers.  This is an impressive system that was designed by Jim Sheehan and his staff and is going to make our lab even more efficient.  We used to rely on boil-off from liquid nitrogen dewars which does not have a consistent output, and causes a lot of wasted cryogen.

Waters MALDI-TOF Fixed

July 8, 2014

Our Waters MALDI-TOF lost its Penning gauge (device for measuring pressure) when coming back up from a system vent.  We were able to replace it this week and it is now pumped down and ready to use.  If you would like to use it, please proceed through the normal SPINAL reservation and try it out.  Let me, Sunia know if you experience any problems.  Also, if you notice it is not working, please let us know so we can try to fix it.

Multiple Sample Discounts for Non-Profits

June 29, 2014

In response to popular demand, bulk rates will be offered to non-profit organizations when a large number of LC-MS or GC-MS samples are submitted for running with the same method. This type of discount was already offered to Harvard University researchers, and will now be extended to non-profit organizations. Please note, the non-profit rates are always higher to recover the overhead rate paid on government grants which partially subsidize our core facility. For details on what you will pay as a researcher from a non-Harvard non-profit organization, please check out the following link: