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Ship Samples

  • Pack non-hazardous samples in a dry shipping dewar.
  • Ship dewars via common carrier, such as FedEx.
  • Include pre-paid return shipment label. (FedEx Express Saver, FedEx Express or better is preferred.)
  • If you use a courier service please inform the IMCA-CAT support team in advance as these services may require a signature to be allowed on-site.
  • Send to:
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c/o Bruce Lawson, IMCA-CAT
APS Sector 17, Building 435A / Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
phone 630.252.1364
email blawson at imca-cat.org

Upon receipt at IMCA-CAT, shipping dewars will be filled with liquid nitrogen and stored in a secure area.

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Any publication or PDB deposit that includes data collected at IMCA-CAT must include acknowledgment of both IMCA-CAT and the Advanced Photon Source.

IMCA-CAT Statement of Acknowledgment:

This research used resources at the Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association Collaborative Access Team (IMCA-CAT) beamline 17-ID, supported by the companies of the Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association through a contract with Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

Advanced Photon Source (APS) Statement of Acknowledgment:

This research used resources of the Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility operated for the DOE Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. (link to APS source)


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Please notify us of publications that result from experiments performed at the IMCA-CAT beamlines.

This includes:

  • journal articles and covers
  • books
  • conference proceedings
  • printed technical media
  • PDB deposits
  • patents
  • license agreements

Email IMCA-CAT an electronic version of the published manuscript, including patent and/or license agreements and PDB ID.