Services offered

On-site pipette calibration and repair

The U of M Instrument Services department has been calibrating and repairing pipettes for several years now and can now offer these same services on-site in your lab.  If your lab has a quantity of pipettes and you do not wish to send them out, we can come to you.  No packing, shipping, or waiting.

  • Most common types
  • Single or multi-channel
  • NIST traceable standards
  • 6-month warranty
  • Call for pricing

Comprehensive centrifuge maintenance plans

Along with our regularly scheduled preventative maintenance programs, we can now offer you a complete centrifuge maintenance plan which includes everything necessary to ensure the proper operation of your centrifuge.

  • Replacement of all parts
  • Unlimited emergency service calls
  • Once per year maintenance call with replacement of any wear items
  • Ability to budget your expenses, no sudden expensive repairs
  • Department quantity discounts

Thermocycler repair and verification

Levels of services offered:

  1. System diagnostics (rate and cycle tests)
  2. Temperature calibration (to verify the block meets temperature specifications)
  3. Block uniformity (to test temperature uniformity over the entire block) 

According to many regulations, temperature verification testing of thermocyclers must be performed on a regular basis.

Other services offered

  • Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance programs
  • Pipette repair and calibration to traceable standards
  • Analytical balance and scale calibration to traceable standards
  • Electrical safety testing
  • Free loaner for equipment in for repair
  • Low-cost instrument rental for short or long-term use
  • Reconditioned lab instruments for sale
  • Design consultation
  • Instrument upgrading, modification and interfacing
  • Operator training
  • Computerized database of equipment repair history
  • Pick-up and delivery or on-site service
  • Authorized warranty service for many major manufacturers

Lab equipment is available for long or short-term rental. Call for equipment list.

Reconditioned lab equipment for sale. Call 612-625-6745 for a current list of equipment available.