Scientific Equipment Use Program

Try out the latest in scientific instruments at Discovery!

Our three teaching labs located on the upper research floors at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery offer many opportunities for researchers, the public and industry to explore science and try out scientific tools up close and hands on. Among these opportunities is a new equipment use program developed by WARF and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Researchers and community members can sign up to try out the latest in scientific equipment, which is on loan to the teaching labs from various companies. Providing access to the newest and most advanced equipment is part of Discovery’s vision of ensuring that technology complements the work of researchers, the UW–Madison campus and private industry partners.

A full complement of cutting-edge molecular spectroscopy equipment now is available for use by the community. Each piece of equipment is available for a trial use of 10 hours. After the 10-hour trial period, a fee structure applies. Please email the Lab Manager for details. To reserve these instruments, please apply below.


Internal UW-Madison Clients Internal Technical Support External: Non-UW-Madison University Clients External: Non-University Clients- Technical Support External Equipment Industrial Clients External Technical Support

Thermo Scientific DXR Raman Microscope

$34 $48 $53 $65 $110 $185

Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 FT-IR Spectrometer

$34 $48 $65 $65 $85 $185

Thermo Scientific Evolution 220 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

$20 $48 $20 $65 $30 $185

Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer

$20 $48 $20 $65 $30 $185

Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 2000c Spectrophotometer & NanoDrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer

$20 $48 $20 $65 $30 $185

Zeiss Axio Zoom.V16 Fluorescence Stereo Zoom Microscope

$15 $48 $20 $65 $40 $185