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Acoustophoresis Zeta Potential Analyzer

The ZetaProbe determines zeta potential the electrokinetic sonic amplitude (ESA) effect. Samples are placed in a cell containing two electrodes and the electric field (of the order 100 volt/cm) is applied at a very high frequency. The sound wave generated from the colloidal suspension is detected.  | Link

Atomic Force Microscope

Please view article for more details.  | Link

Autoclaves (Tuttnauer)

Various autoclaves available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Automated Flash Chromatography Systems

Information not yet available. We are working hard to gather information about this instrument. | Link

Balances

Various balances available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Biodot Nanoliter Non-contact Printer

The AD1510 is a tabletop workstation designed for high-speed aspirating and dispensing applications to glass slides, microtiter plates or membranes. For more details please click the link. | Link

Biological Safety Cabinets

Energy-efficient Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC; Baker SterilGard) provide protection to the sample, user and working environment with momentum air curtains, cable ports, and HEPA filters, even while the sash is closed, due to Baker’s ReadySAFE Technology.  | Link

Bruker maXis 4G Mass Spectrometer

Allows for simultaneous discovery, identification and quantitation of low-level compounds or metabolites in a single LC-MS/MS experiment. | Link

Cell Counter – Countess Automated Cell Counter (Invitrogen)

The Invitrogen Countess Cell Counter easily counts live and dead cells accurately and fast - displaying visual results in 30 seconds! The instrument uses Trypan blue staining with image analysis software to provide cell density and viability data for 5-60 um cell populations between 104-107 cells/mL. | Link

Cell Disruptor (Constant Systems)

Cell disruption uses high, constant pressures to compress cell samples, and accelerate them through a small fixed orifice at high velocity, in order to selectively break the cell wall and expose intracellular components. | Link

Cryostorage – CryoPlus 1 (Thermo Scientific)

The Thermo Scientific CryoPlus 1 (Model 7400) is a liquid nitrogen storage system equipped with digital temperature display, liquid and vapour phase level monitoring, liquid nitrogen autofill system and alarm systems. It has a high storage capacity of over 5300 (2mL) cryovials. | Link

Culture Lab – Bacterial (ETB 425)

Various pieces of equipment available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Culture Lab – Mammalian (ETB 420)

Various pieces of equipment available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Dynamic Light Scattering Apparatus

The Zetasizer Nano ZS is a high performance two angle particle and molecular size analyzer for the enhanced detection of aggregates and measurement of small or dilute samples as well as samples at very low or high concentration using dynamic light scattering (DLS) with Non-Invasive Backscattering (NIBS) optics. | Link

Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting – FACS

The FACS Aria III features a patented flow cell with a gel-coupled cuvette in fixed alignment with the laser(s), and the highly efficient patented octagon and trigon filter detection systems. The fluidics and optical systems are integrated for superior signal sensitivity and resolution. Three nozzle sizes allow flexibility in particle size sorting. | Link

Flow Particle Imaging Analyzer

The Sysmex FPIA 3000 is a fully automated dynamic flow particle imaging instrument for the rapid and reliable measurement of the shape and size of paritcles in suspension. Samples pass through the measurement cell and images of the particles are captured using stroboscopic illumination and a CCD camera.  | Link

Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement

Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement (FBRM) provides the unique ability to measure particles and droplets in concentrated suspensions and emulsions, at full process concentration, without the need for sample extraction or preparation.  | Link

Fourier Transform Infrared Microscope

The IR beam is used to vibrationally excite molecules within the sample. The molecules are then identified based on their characteristic vibrations. The combination with microscopy allows for chemical mapping as well as chemical identification of particles and small contaminants. | Link

Freeze Dryer (Labconco)

The 6L Labconco FreeZone® Freeze Dryer System is designed for laboratory lyophilization procedures, whereby water or solvent is removed from frozen material through sublimation. | Link

Gel Electrophoresis – Various

Various options available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Gel Electrophoresis Imaging – Chemidoc MP (Biorad)

The Chemidoc MP is a highly sensitive, multitasking imaging system that allows UV, chemiluminescent, fluorescent and white light imaging as well as stain free technology providing reproducible quantitative results. Three LED modules (red, green and blue) allow detection of all common fluorescent dyes (Alexa Fluor, DyLight, Cy, Qdot). | Link

High Speed Contact Angle Instrument

Optical Contact Angle (OCA 35) is a contact angle measuring device that allows for automatic measurements of wetting behaviour of solids as well as a series of system analysis and tests. | Link

Imaging and Scanning X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer

Mono-energetic x-rays irradiate the sample, causing photoelectrons to be emitted from the surface. The binding energy and intensity of photoelectron peaks are detected and can provide elemental identity, chemical state information and elemental quantification. | Link

Imaging Ellipsometer

Ellipsometry is a versatile and powerful optical technique for the investigation of dielectric properties of thin films. Using an intense solid state laser (658 nm), light is reflected off of a sample and the change in the polarization of the light is detected. | Link

Incubators

Various incubators available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Langmuir-Blodgett Trough

KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition Troughs are the leading and most widely used instruments for Langmuir film fabrications and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film deposition. The LB trough can be used to create, modify, and study monolayers at either the gas-liquid or liquid-liquid interface. | Link

Liquid Chromatography – AKTA Systems (GE Healthcare Life Sciences)

Various options available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

MALDI Bruker Ultraflextreme Spectrometer

Please view article for more details.  | Link

Microscopes Upright and Inverted Bright Field & Fluorescence (Olympus)

Various microscopes available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Objet 24 3D Printer

Models printed on the Objet24 can be painted, drilled, machined or used for vacuum forming. The Objet24 uses Objet's rigid white material - ideal for general purpose 3D modelling and featuring excellent dimensional stability. | Link

Particle Charge Detector with Automatic Titrator

The Particle Charge Detector measures colloidally dissolved substances in a process sample. Combined use with the automatic titrator allows for quantitative charge determination on colloidally dissolved matter and particle systems using a polyelectrolyte titration.  | Link

Particle Visualization Microscope

The Particle Visualization Microscope (PVM) is a probe-based vision tool that provides immediate, critical insight into crystal, particle and droplet systems. It instantly detects process changes and allows for visualization of changes to particles, droplets and cells in real-time. | Link

PCR Detection Systems – CFX C1000 Thermal Cyclers with Dual 48/48, CFX96 & CFX384 Modules (Biorad)

Various options available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

pH and Conductivity Measurements

Various options available. Please view article for more details.  | Link

Plate Reader – Infinite M200 Pro (Tecan)

The BI biological suite houses two Tecan Infinite M200 Pro plate readers capable of absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence measurements. The units can perform single wavelength measurements and/or wavelength scans, multiple reads per well, while plates are exposed to varying temperature and shaking. | Link

Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation

The Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) monitoring monitors the frequency and energy dissipation response of the freely oscillating sensor. It is commonly used in surface science to characterize the formation of thin films.  | Link

Scienion SciFlexArrayer S5 Non-Contact Microarray Printer

Information not yet available. We are working hard to gather information about this instrument. | Link

Spotbot3 Contact Printer

Information not yet available. We are working hard to gather information about this instrument. | Link

Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is an established tool that offers a new generation of label-free biomolecular analysis. It can provide information on kinetic processes (association and dissociation), binding affinity, analyte concentration and real-time molecule detection.  | Link

Tecan Evo 200 Automated Materials Screen System – Assays

Information not yet available. We are working hard to gather information about this instrument. | Link

Tecan Evo 200 Automated Materials Screen System – Liquids

Information not yet available. We are working hard to gather information about this instrument. | Link

Tensile Tester

The Instron 5943 is a single column testing system built for durability and precision. The superior stiffness and alignment of this system ensures precise alignment when testing everything from biomaterials to wire or plastic film. | Link

Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscope

Please view article for more details.  | Link

Ultracentrifuge (Thermo-Fisher)

The Thermo Scientific Sorvall WX90 Ultracentrifuge offers quiet, safe and powerful separation, with high speeds up to 90,000 rpm (692,000 x g).  | Link

Zeta Potential Analyzer

ZetaPALS determines zeta potential using Phase Analysis Light Scattering (PALS). PALS is used to determine the electrophoretic mobility of charged, colloidal suspensions. PALS is a technique that is 1,000 times more sensitive than traditional light scattering methods based on the shifted frequency spectrum. | Link