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Use equipment & resources

Oxford spends the largest amount on research of any UK University and its research covers the disciplinary spectrum, from business, medicine, engineering and social sciences to humanities. Much of the infrastructure underpinning these activities is available to external organisations.  Find out more below and contact us to work out how your organisation could benefit.

Medical Sciences resources

If you would like an informal discussion about accessing any of the resources below please use the Contact Us information.

Bio Bank – a collection of 30-50 year old healthy men and women living in Oxfordshire. All participants have undergone a detailed examination at a screening visit, donated DNA and given informed consent to be re-approached.

Clinical BioManufacturing -producing biological Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) according to GMP for early phase clinical trials.

Clinical Trials support – co-develop study designs or work with established protocols, and we can provide access to our world class research and biobanking expertise alongside the clinical trial units.

Oxford Biomedical Research Centre – services, resources, scientific knowledge, patient cohorts, partners & networks, joint funding

Oxford Clinical Insights – connecting life sciences companies to clinical staff within the NHS

Oxford Laboratory Medicine – laboratory services, bioresources, expertise.

Oxford Molecular Diagnostics – a wide range of comprehensive analyses for haematological diseases and cancers. Fully CPA accredited

Patient Reported Outcomes – high quality Patient Reported Outcomes and assistance with their use.

Find out more

Visit the Medical Sciences Business Development webpages.

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Business Development Medical Sciences

Characterisation and Analysis Facilities

Bioimaging: Electron Microscopy (EM) – comprehensive service and training options available for biological specimen preparation and EM imaging. Also, advice on experimental design, longer-term service contracts, and quotations (e.g. for R&D funding applications).

Materials Characterisation and Prototyping Services – comprehensive service for the investigation of materials and materials related problems.

Surface Analysis Facility – diverse range of equipment and experienced staff to help analyze and modify surfaces.

Laboratory for In-situ Microscopy and Analysis (LIMA) – a unique facility with state of the art characterisation equipment allowing simultaneous investigation of the structure-property-composition relationship at different length scales.

Physics Department Services and Specialist Equipment – a range of specialist equipment and services for use by external customers including:

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Visit the individual webpages.

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General enquiries

Materials and Reagents

Materials and Reagents – research reagents from life and physical sciences, which have been created by Oxford University researchers.

Cryomagnetics – liquid helium supply.

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Visit the individual webpages.

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General enquiries

Design and Create

Crystal Growth unit – prepare samples in specific forms.

Electronic Group – custom design of electronics systems from prototype to small production series.

Mechanical Design office – complete mechanical design and analysis service.

Mechanical Workshop – manufacturing and technical support.

Nanofabrications – state-of-the-art capabilities for micro- and nano-fabrication.

Photofabrication – solid etched parts, flexible copper circuits and multi-layer printed circuit boards.

Electron beam lithography – expertise and access to electron beam lithography systems.

Thin film facility – a comprehensive coating design, manufacture and measurement service.

Media Services Unit – comprehensive photographic, video and printing service.

Find out more

Visit the Physics Department Services and Specialist Equipment website.

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Jaya John John, Tel: +44(0)1865 283643

Other specialist equipment and resources

Space instrument development, manufacture and test – developing space instruments since the 1970s.

Advanced Research Computing – external users can buy time on the the supercomputing centre systems.

Find out more

Use our searchable database of research facilities & equipment to find what you are looking for.

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Other services may be available, please contact Consulting Services with any enquiries.