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Over sixty researchers and clients used the microscopy services provided by the NC Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies this year. This included faculty and students as ESF, Syracuse University, Cornell, and Upstate Medical University.

A new rate schedule for services was implemented this year. The schedule has varying rates for ESF, SU and other academic institutions, and industrial users. Several inquiries from industry were a direct result of the revised webpage for the center that includes our new rate schedule.

Dr. Robert Hanna retired as Director and Professor at ESF in December 2010.

Robert Smith visited FEI and Technical Sales Solutions, Portland, Oregon in March 2011. Susan Anagnost visited FEI and Technical Sales Solutions, Portland, Oregon in June 2011.

The NC Brown Center recognizes Pfizer (formerly Wyeth Pharmaceuticals) for their donation of $350,000 in electron microscopy equipment. The donation received in 2009- 2010 includes a Balzers Freeze Fracture unit with glow discharge, Leica EM CPC plunge freeze system, 3 Liquid N2 tanks, Leica EM FC6 Cryo and resin ultramicrotome, Leica EM Grid Staining system, drying oven, light microscope, critical point drying system and 6 diamond knives. Robert P. Smith, MS, Assistant Director of the N.C. Brown Center at SUNYESF solicited this donation which will help modernizing the electron microscope lab at ESF. Robert P. Smith is the former Head of Electron Microscopy at Wyeth Vaccines.



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