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Rules to be followed in order to use the LSI5 VTI Cellomics HSC Array Scan:

Introduction and training

  • After obtaining approval from Dr. Michel Roberge,users must register with Aruna D. Balgi and take an introductory course for Cellomics HCS, array scan VTI, before being allowed to use it.
  • Completion of the introductory course will allow you to use this HCS machine all days of the week.
  • The user’s will be charged $15.00/hr for the use of the Array scan. No charges for the use of the 2 workstations.

Booking and usage

  • Individual users can book the machine online for the current week and next week.
  • Contact Aruna D. Balgi for username and password of the individual’s lab.
  • If you are not using the machine please cancel your bookings as soon as you can.
  • Users should check the online booking calendar for notices about instrument shutdown for repair and maintenance.
  • Enter the date, your name, your lab initials and the time in the log book before you start using the machine
  • After your session is done, enter the time you shutdown the machine and the number of hours used in the log book.
  • Polar Bear workstation is located in Room #. 5.420. Care Bear workstation is located in Room #. 5.402. Booking time sheets are placed near the workstations


  • Remember to acknowledge LSI Imaging in publications where you publish images acquired at the facility. This is important for future grant applications etc.
  • Please email Aruna Balgi with your publication and a representative image. These will be posted on the LSI Imaging publication list and in the image gallery


  • Never perform any operation that you are uncertain of.
  • If there is a problem with the system you must report it to Aruna D. Balgi.



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