Equipment

  • -80o C Freezer

    The versatility of our 700 Series is exhibited by the wide range of chest sizes available: 3.0, 6.7, 12.7, 17.0, and 20.0 cu. ft. (84.9, 189.7, 359.6, 481.4, and 566.3 liters). These units are manufactured to provide ultra-low temperatures for long-term storage of your samples. Stress tested to operate efficiently at a temperature range of -50C to -86C (-58F to -123F), these reliable units are designed for basic, everyday use. They are Reliable Long Term Storage. Freezers feature a durable, powder coated galvannealed interior. Sub-lid(s) are included to reduce cold air loss and aid in temperature recovery after lid closings. Conveniently located information center with programmable controls, temperature display, and an optional chart recorder or datalogger allows continuous monitoring. Microprocessor controller maintains a constant temperature that can be set in one degree C increments. Set points below the freezer's operating range are prohibited.
  • Anaerobic Chamber

    The Plas-Labs anaerobic chamber is a Bio-Containment level 3 closed loop containment system. The Closed-Loop Containment Isolator is a completely automated negative pressure glove box. The system is engineered and programmed to maintain a slight negative working pressure ( -0.50 in H2O ). The internal atmosphere is continually filtered by two HEPA filters. Filters are rated at 99.9997% efficiency. These isolation units may be coupled together for multiple station work processes. They are large enough for four (4) sets of glove ports (operators).
  • Cellular Flow Cytometer

    Developed from a unique combination of ingenuity and high-level technical resources, the Cell Lab Quanta SC is a flow cytometry system that simultaneously measures electronic volume, side scatter and;three fluorescent colors to provide unsurpassed population resolution and accurate cell counting. This advanced flow cytometer has multiple excitation wavelengths, including 488 nm laser and a UV light source optimized for excitation at 366, 405, 435 nm. Together with interchangeable filters, the Quanta SC allows flexible fluorochrome selection for a variety of multicolor applications typically only achievable with expensive and complicated systems. Side scatter and Coulter volume make size analysis and fluorescent measurements more precise. Unique user features expand ease-of-use and flexibility. When all the details are added together, the sum is performance.
  • Barnstead Bench top Shaker

    The Barnstead MaxQ 4000 series A-Class shaker allows the user to control temperature by a Proportional / Integral / Derivative microprocessor-based controller. Solid-state control maintains time and speed and is adjustable with rotary dials. Analog tachometer displays speed in RPM, verifying accuracy of speed setting. Refrigerated units feature environmentally safe CFC free insulation and coolant. It has Space Efficient Tubular Heaters.; Drive Interrupt Halts Shaking Action When Lid is Opened. All Set Points are Retained by Non-Volatile Memory that Automatically Reactivates After Power is Restored. Visual, User Adjustable Over-Temperature Safety Signal with Independent Thermostat Controls the Heat if Main Controller Fails.; It features a 50 lb (22.7 kg) Platform Load Capacity at Safe Speeds Less Than 400 rpm.; It is also UL, cUL and CE Certified.
  • ELISA Washer/Reader

    The Model 1575 Immuno-wash "Microplate" Washer is flexible, compact and dependable. A wide choice of washing methods can be combined in complex washing sequences to meet the toughest technical demands. Integrated vacuum and dispensing pumps ensure accurate and quiet washing. It features easy wash protocol creation and storage (75 user-defined protocols can be stored in memory). It adapts to strip or plate wash modes with interchangeable manifolds for 8- and 12-well strips.; Its protocols are flexible - the user decides the soak time and number of wash cycles. Compatibility with flat, U- or V-bottom plates makes for an easy to use machine. Programmable needle positions for bottom washing, crosswise aspiration and overflow washing mean you have ultimate flexibility. One-half height and power wash cycles are also available. Dispense speed control and plate-shaking options make it easy to adapt existing protocols .
  • Epi Fluorescent Microscope

    Fluorescence microscopy differs from other microscopy methods in a variety of ways.; Normal brightfield microscopy in a high power microscope takes light and passes it through a thin specimen on a glass microscope slide.; Phase contrast microscopy begins with normal light, then shifts it out of phase and this phase shift is translated into a difference in viewing intensity.; Darkfield microscopy is an illumination technique where the biological specimen is illuminated from the sides instead of from the bottom.

    Fluorescence microscopy differs from all these techniques in that the visible light in the microscope eyepieces is not the original light emitted by the light source.; The light you see is actually light that has fluoresced from the fluorescing microscope specimen.; A high intensity light source is used.; This light is passed through an dichroic filter cube containing a fluorescence bandpass excitation filter.; Only specific wavelengths of light are allowed to pass and reach the fluorescence specimen.; After the incident filtered light reaches the specimen, it is no longer used, and any amount reflecting back into the microscope objective to the dichroic filter is filtered out by the emission filter.; The specimen fluoresces and it is this fluorescing light that passes back through the fluorescence emission filter and goes to the microscope eyepieces to provide a fluorescence image of the specimen.

  • Li-Cor HPLC DNA Sequencer

    For the professional, student, or faculty researcher, the new 4300 DNA Analysis System from LI-COR will accelerate your research and improve the quality of your data. High confidence in more precise data is the edge that researchers using LI-COR DNA analysis systems have had for more than 10 years. The 4300 System is a third generation instrument based on LI-COR's highly sensitive infrared fluorescence detection technology. 4300 instrumentation, software, reagents, and applications are all part of an integrated system designed to achieve the highest accuracy. Infrared detection is a key advantage since biological contaminants, gels, and glass plates have little infrared fluorescence. With low background fluorescence, dye fluorescence signals are clean and strong. Infrared detection gives 4300 Systems excellent sensitivity. As samples pass in front of the scanning laser/microscope, two solid-state avalanche photo diodes detect fluorescence. Optical filtering assures that each detector measures fluorescence from only one of the infrared dyes. The 4300 instrument contains a server that can operate either in a stand-alone configuration or connected to your network. An Internet browser or LI-COR Application Software can be used to start electrophoresis. The server software completely controls electrophoresis and data storage during a run. Two 16-bit TIFF images are stored on the 4300's server during a run. The 4300 System gives you maximum data access. Any computer can connect to the 4300 System via Internet browser or LI-COR Application Software (e-Seq, Saga, etc.). In a network environment, image data can be accessed from your office or over the Internet. Secure, password-protected server software assures that only members of your project have access to your data.
  • Mac Pro Cummings Computer Lab

    Standard with 8-cores: Two 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, or 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 series processors.; They all have Eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (four slots per card) supporting up to 32GB of main memory.; These computers allow us to interpret any data we have, in a fast and easy manner.; The 20 inch apple display makes viewing even the biggest pictures a breeze.; With programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Dream weaver we have something for everyone.; This makes a great place to do homework, or register for classes.; Combined with the Mac Server this is a powerful lab for anyone to use.
  • Microarray Spotter

    Building on the worldwide success of the OmniGrid ® Micro arrayer, the Omnigrid ® Accent offers a high-performance benchtop solution for printing quality arrays. The Accent arrays biological samples from 3 plates onto a 50-slide platform and supports a print head with up to 48 pins.The whisper-quiet operation and superior printing precision of this high-speed arrayer is the result of state-of-the-art engineering. The transparent enclosure with positive-pressure HEPA filtering provides a dust-free printing environment.; The OmniGrid ® Accent utilizes the same user-friendly interface as the popular OmniGrid ® and the OmniGrid ® 300 giving users maximum flexibility over the printing process. The software package offers extensive control over array design, pin configuration, cleaning protocols and sample sequences. The sample tracking feature seamlessly integrates OmniGrid ® Accent's array data with leading scanner and analysis software.
  • Microcentrifuge

    The Eppendorf Personal Microcentrifuges MiniSpin and MiniSpin plus are compact and easy to use, and they are powerful enough so that each workstation can be equipped with a "personal" centrifuge for a wide range of molecular biology separations and quick spins. Two models are available to meet your performance requirements.; The Mini Spin Plus Microcentrifuges you will find in most our labs will spin at 14500 rpm or 14000 x gravity.; They have the ability to spin from 15 seconds to 99 minutes with continuous functions, as well as a short spin button for shorter manual spins.
  • OSX Apache Server (UNIX)

    Information Coming Soon, for more information Email Dr. Gallo.
  • Patch Clamp Instrumentation and Microscope

    The patch clamp technique was introduced to biology initially by Cole in the late 1930's and was exploited by the Hodgkin & Huxley team in the late 1940's. The Hodgkin & Huxley conceptual model of the axon presented in 1952 was based on data acquired using this technique. Unfortunately, neither group presented a model of the complete neuron that supported their proposals. The technique has been applied widely since their time using a variety of modifications. All of these activities have been exploratory in nature. They have seldom included a theoretical model that they were attempting to confirm. The normal approach has been to attempt to extract a model, after the fact, from the data. Dr. William Cliff can tell you more if you are interested in what we do with this system.
  • Personal Molecular Imager

    The Fluor-S MAX MultiImager is a quantitative imaging system for capturing digital data from single and multi-color fluorescence, chemiluminescence, chemifluorescence and coloimetric samples. Using super-cooled CCD technology in combination with a unique ultraviolet illumination mechanism and high efficiency, the Fluor- S MAX offers high sensitivity, uniformity, flexibility and dynamic range for the analysis of electrophoretic samples. The Personal Molecular Imager FX system is the most flexible isotope imaging system available, offering radio isotopic imaging using your choice of phosphor screen. The Personal Molecular Imager accommodates both large (35 x 43 cm) and small (20 x 25 cm) storage phosphor screens.
  • Bio-Rad PCR Thermal Cycler

    The iCycler thermal cycler offers excellent thermal performance, fast ramping, intuitive programming, a choice of reaction modules with different assay formats, and optional upgrades for real-time PCR (which are available in our labs). Many user-friendly features, including help screens and reference lists, guide you through experiments. The high-resolution graphical interface simplifies file and protocol management and allows printing of a variety of reports.
  • Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis

    Standard gel electrophoresis techniques for separation of DNA molecules provided huge advantages for molecular biology research. However, many limitations existed with the standard protocol in that it was unable to separate very large molecules of DNA effectively. DNA molecules larger than 15-20kb migrating through a gel will essentially move together in a size-independent manner. At Columbia University in 1984, Schwartz and Cantor developed a variation on the standard protocol by introducing an alternating voltage gradient to better the resolution of larger molecules. This technique became known as Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). The development of PFGE expanded the range of resolution for DNA fragments by as much as 2 orders of magnitude.
  • Scintillation Counter

    The current model LS 6500 (and LS6000 for that matter) Scintillation Counter offers unparalleled flexibility in a single high performance system, without the need of a dedicated external computer. Advanced electronic components, such as a Motorola 68000 Series microprocessor supported by a digital signal processor, maximize technological lifetime and make the LS 6500 fast and efficient. Additional functionality for the 6500 include improved counting efficiency of dry scintillant (eg ReadyCaps); a reversible belt carrier system that allows for more convenient recounting of samples; counting single racks without command card (under interrupt in the Multi Task menu), single photon counting, and dual label studies.
  • Autoclaves

    Tuttnauer ®/Brinkmann Bench top Autoclaves offer fast, safe, dependable and convenient steam sterilization. Applications include sterilization of liquids, media, instruments, glassware, clothing and waste. Models are available with 7-, 9-, 10-, 12- or 15-inch diameter chambers. The self-contained design with refillable reservoir controls water purity for sterilization. All models feature a ASME-stamped, 316L stainless steel chamber with a safe and durable design. Temperature selection is from 100 °C to 134 °C. Exhaust is adjustable for sterilization of solids and liquids and a drying cycle removes residual moisture after sterilization. Heat-insulated, double-locking door protects against accidental burns; door cannot be opened while chamber is under pressure and over-temperature cutoff and over-pressure valve ensures safe operation. Analog controls and gauges are designed for simple operation. All models use UL and CSA-approved parts and are backed by a two-year warranty.
  • Spectrophotometer

    A spectrophotometer is a photometer (a device for measuring light intensity) that can measure intensity as a function of the color, or more specifically, the wavelength of light. Perhaps the most common application of spectrophotometers is the measurement of light absorption, but they can be designed to measure diffuse or specular reflectance.
  • Sterile Work Hood

    The Forma Scientific Sterile Work Hoods equipped in almost every lab means we have a sterile environment to keep samples as sterile as possible.; From pouring culture media, to growing cells, the sterile hoods produce the perfect environment for all lab needs.
  • Ultrahigh and Super speed centrifuges

    This state-of-the-art ultracentrifuge is able to reliably serve your lab for as long as you'll be there. Beckman's' unsurpassed Optima series technology includes a vacuum encased induction drive- the first of its kind in the world. The refrigeration system is thermoelectric.; Hi tech means no CFC's.; The vacuum system is moisture purging and thereby drastically reduces maintenance. Featuring Microprocessor control, High torque direct drive induction motor, and Very smooth acceleration / deceleration profiles.; This means your samples are safe!
  • Transilluminator

    The VersaDoc Model 4000 imaging system is used to capture digital images from single- and multicolor fluorescence, chemiluminescence, chemifluorescence, and colorimetric samples. The system uses a back-illuminated, high-sensitivity with micro lens technology CCD detector and flat fielding technology and includes a 50 mm and 20-40 mm zoom lens, sample tray, cleaning kit, Quantity One software for PC, and instructions. Dimensions are 58 x 66 x 99 cm. The 4 illumination modes, epi-white & UV, trans-white & UV (302, 254, and 365 nm) The Model 4000 is the ideal proteomics imager, offering great flexibility (image chemiluminescent western blots, SYPRO Ruby-stained 2-D gels and Coomassie Blue-stained 1-D gels) and state-of-the-art CCD resolution (3.2-megapixel). The megapixel camera provides a maximum resolution of approximately 50 nm. Some of the camera specs are front-illuminated, high-sensitivity CCD with micro lens technology, full-Frame CCD utilizes its entire surface to collect light, 3.2-megapixel (2,184 x 1,472 pixel array), 12-bit, >3 orders of magnitude dynamic range, Peltier cooled.
  • UV Electrophoresis Gel Dock Systems

    Easy to use system offers an all in one compact system for gel documentation of fluorescent and colorimetric samples. Unique configuration is excellent for multiple user laboratories. A computer is not required; though network connectivity is possible for transfer of images directly to your computer.; New transilluminator design supplies increased performance and efficiency. Product enhancements include a new electronic ballast and cutting-edge construction! Our system includes a thermal printer, which does not use ink but instead uses heat to burn an image into a special paper, cutting the cost of our images.; The heads up display allows for easy focusing, and the controls are simple so minimal training is necessary.