Histology and Imaging Core (HIC)


Efficient, High-Quality Solutions For Your Research Needs

We employ extensive experience, expertise and state of the art high-throughput instrumentation across all platforms in our facility.  This core is open to all investigators, including: UW and their affiliates, commercial and not-for-profit biotechnology companies, and other academic institutions.

Comparative Pathology Consultation

Through our partnership with the Comparative Pathology Program (CPP) we have access to experienced comparative pathologists who are available for research consultation and collaboration.


The HIC utilizes automated staining systems which provide robust, high throughput IHC, ISH and fluorescent multiplex assays.  Our Leica Bond Rx platform offers efficiency, consistency, and standardization of protocols across studies of all sizes.


We provide a wide range of standard and customized research pathology services including routine and specialized processing, embedding, sectioning and staining. 

Quantitative Microscopy

Our digital pathology service includes efficient high throughput whole slide scanning utilizing a Hamamatsu Nanozoomer slide scanner.  You receive direct access to your images via the NDP.view application for review and annotation.  

Image Analysis

We provide quantitative digital pathology services utilizing Visiopharm software, equipped with several manual binary analysis tools and two levels of artificial intelligence learning features used to generate customized datasets from your stained, scanned slides.

Luminex Cell-Based Multiplex Assay

Luminex Assay is currently unavailable. Please check back in the Spring of 2024.

Invitrogen Multiplex (Luminex) Panel Configurator & Selection Tool

Easily and conveniently design your own custom Invitrogen multiplex immunoassay for protein quantitation detection using Luminex® technology. Select a species, panel type, and any number of available targets, and have the panel built and validated for you. This tool features our Invitrogen ProcartaPlex Assays (formerly eBioscience) and the Invitrogen legacy Luminex Assays.

For questions about custom multiplex assays and services, including ongoing support for legacy Luminex assay products, contact AFFYTech_Support@thermofisher.com or visit  www.thermofisher.com/findluminex

Work Orders may be submitted via online forms.  DRC and CFTRC investigators, please note special instructions at the top of the form before submitting your work order. General Histology Guidelines and Submission Guidelines are also available.

We encourage anyone interested in using our services to consult with us during the planning stages of your project to help ensure the best possible outcome.

For more information on the resources available, see the HIC Resource Statement.


We encourage you to stop by, email, or call the Histology and Imaging Core to familiarize yourself with our resources, to discuss your histology and imaging needs, or to schedule deliveries to our facility at SLU.