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​​​​​​​Division of Scientific Equipment and Instrumentation Services 




Contact Information

    ORS Building 13/3W44
    Phone: (301) 496-4131
    Fax: (301) 402-8189
    TTY: (301) 435-1908

Laboratory Equipment Maintenance and Repair


Building 13, Room 3W44, Phone (301)496-4131

Supervisor: Tyus, Jerry

Services Provided: 

We provide comprehensive, cost-effective maintenance services for laboratory equipment. All our work is performed by trained technicians dedicated to providing expedient, high-quality services to support your research program.

DSEIS now has an affordable state of the art Temperature Verification process for most PCR/Thermal Cyclers.  This is an eight step protocol checking six temperatures, in less than an hour.  In most cases this procedure can be completed right in your lab.  If you haven’t had your PCR’s performance tested within the past year, now is the time to have it checked.  Call our Service Desk for more information.

DSEIS personnel has the capability to service the following instruments

  • PCR / Thermal Cyclers
  • -80 ULT Freezers
  • CO2 Incubators
  • Shakers
  • Balances
  • Gel Dryers
  • Ovens
  • DNA Thermo-Cyclers
  • Speed VACs
  • Rotators
  • Cryostats
  • Freez Dryer-Lypholi
  • Microtomes
  • Most Printers
  • Hot Plates
  • Microsyringes
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Liquid Scintillation Counters
  • Shaking Incubators
  • Electrophoresis Baths
  • Dry Baths
  • Micro-Centrifuges
  • Microscopes
  • Roller Apparatus
  • Scales
  • Water Baths
  • Microfuges
  • Mixers
  • Homogenizers
  • Manipulators
  • Replace batteries in UPS system
  • Gamma Counters

DSEIS personnel has the capability to service many of the instruments below; however some will be outsourced depending on work load, manufacturer and model

  • Cell Counters
  • PH Meters
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Power Suppliers
  • Freezers
  • Cameras
  • Water Chillers
  • Fraction Collectors
  • Ultra-Centrifuges
  • Refrigerators
  • Elisa Plate Readers
  • Table Top Sterilizers/Auto Claves
  • Peristaltic Pumps

DSEIS will automatically outsource any repair requests receive for the following instruments

  • Amino Acid Analyzers
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Blood Gas Analyzers
  • Mass Spectro
  • Sequencers
  • HPLC/Chromatograph
  • Pipette-Aids
  • Densitomers
  • Infusion Pumps

We service all types of laboratory equipment including factory updates and special modifications for experimental protocols. We also perform calibrations and inspections of laboratory equipment, including scheduled preventive maintenance. Individual pieces of equipment can be serviced on as needed basis, or we can service your entire lab through our Full-Service and Lab-Wide Maintenance Agreement program.



  • Installation and setup.
  • Repair and maintenance.
  • Memory upgrades.


To place service requests call (301) 496-4131.

Please send any comments or suggestions to unit supervisor. Tyus, Jerry