Biointerfaces Institute Mcmaster University
The Biological Preparation Suite houses equipment for the preparation, purification, and analysis of biological agents and/or molecules.
Two separate cell culture laboratories, for either bacterial work (ETB 425) or mammalian work (ETB 420), are approved for Biosafety Level (BSL)-2 research. Each BSL-2 lab contains Class II Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC, NSF 49 certified), centrifuges, incubators, and other basic equipment necessary for cell culture. The bacterial culture lab also has a plate reader (Tecan M200) and a Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter (FACS, Biorad Aria III). The mammalian culture lab additionally houses an automated mammalian cell counter (Invitrogen) and cryo-storage (Thermo Fisher). A third lab in the Biological Preparation suite (ETB 435), designated BSL-1, houses various equipment for media/supply sterilization, cell observation, disruption, ultracentrifugation, amplification, chromatography and analysis.