Biomedical Research Core Facilities

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) are part of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research. We enable cutting-edge research by helping researchers economically and efficiently take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field.

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We continually evaluate the technology and service needs of researchers, coordinate applications for grants to purchase equipment, and offer comprehensive training for investigators.  And many of our Cores offer their services to other research institutions and the private sector.  The BRCF are among the top enablers in the Medical School's Strategic Research Initiative. Together, we work to facilitate the infrastructure improvements that benefit the entire research enterprise and leverage resources to support investigator-driven science. To learn more about recent strategic investments made into the Cores, visit the investments page.

Serving the entire University of Michigan research enterprise, the BRCF aims to provide our customers with economical, efficient services of the highest quality with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.

To learn more about the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, download the BRCF Overview Flyer.

BRCF Launches MiCores: Online Core Management System

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities are in the final stages of implementing MiCores, an online system from iLab Solutions designed to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests. We're excited to offer this as a resource to our customers, and all core users are invited to use the system. The following Biomedical Research Core Facilities are currently in the system:

  • Bioinformatics Core
  • Biosafety Containment Core
  • Flow Cytometry Core
  • Metabolomics Core
  • Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory 
  • Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core
  • Sample Preservation Freezer Farm Facility 
  • Transgenic Animal Model Core
  • Vector Core

All Core users are invited to use the system, which you can access using your Uniqname and level-1/ Kerberos password. Once you complete the one-time registration process and are approved by your PI or Lab Manager, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

Set up an account at If you have any questions, please contact or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.



Friday, October 09, 2015 to Friday, November 06, 2015
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCRC - Building 10, G063/G064

Do you have an idea for a medical device, healthcare IT application/software, therapeutic, or diagnostic?  Are you unsure on what to do next?  The ETD Course is the most efficient way to get your idea off the ground and plugged into a network of medical innovation experts.  Review the course details and apply for the upcoming cohort today - space is limited!

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Friday, October 16, 2015
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sava's Restaraunt

216 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Approved! A Pathway of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Join us for an informal mixer to learn more and an opportunity to network with innovative faculty and staff.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Seminar Rooms, BSRB

Do you have an idea for a medical device?  This informal and interactive educational session is designed to highlight the stages of the medical device development process, share details on resources, and help push forward existing concepts.

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Friday, October 30, 2015
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Meadow Brook Hall
480 S Adams Rd, Rochester, MI 48309

The University of Michigan Medical School's Central Biorepository invites you to the second Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network (GLBRN) Annual Meeting on Friday, October 30, 2015, hosted by William Beaumont Hospital at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI. Admission to the morning scientific talks is open to all and free of charge. 

To register, please contact Leslie McCormick of the Central Biorepository by October 15 at or 734.763.2520.



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Thursday, December 10, 2015
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Danto Auditorium, Cardiovascular Center

NEW DATE: Join the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core and MS Bioworks as they discuss clinical applications for quantitative proteomics, including data analysis, experimental design and more.

Group: Research