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Our Equipment & Capabilities

Discover BI equipment and capabilities from the list below. Filter by resource (i.e. workflow and suite), or search by keywords.

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Atomic Force Microscope

Please view article for more details.

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Autoclaves (Tuttnauer)

Various autoclaves available. Please view article for more details.

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Automated Flash Chromatography Systems

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

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Balances

Various balances available. Please view article for more details.

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Biodot Lateral Flow Dispenser

For more information on the Lateral Flow Dispenser:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CEM Microwave Synthesizer

For more information on the CEM Microwave Synthesizer:

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Contact Angle Instrument

The 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.

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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.

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Culture Lab – Bacterial (ETB 425)

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

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Culture Lab – Mammalian (ETB 420)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gel Electrophoresis – Various

Various options available. Please view article for more details.

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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).

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Incubators

Various incubators available. Please view article for more details.

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Liquid Chromatography – AKTA Systems (GE Healthcare Life Sciences)

Various options available. Please view article for more details.

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MALDI Bruker Ultraflextreme Spectrometer

Please view article for more details.

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Microscopes Upright and Inverted Bright Field & Fluorescence (Olympus)

Various microscopes available. Please view article for more details.

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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.

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

Various options available. Please view article for more details.

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pH and Conductivity Measurements

Various options available. Please view article for more details.

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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.

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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.

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Scienion SciFlexArrayer S5 Non-Contact Microarray Printer

For more information on the SciFlexArrayer S5 Non-Contact Microarray Printer:

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SiliCycle MiniBlock XT for Parallel Synthesis

For more information on the MiniBlock XT for Parallel Synthesis:

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Spotbot3 Contact Printer

For more information on the Spotbot3 Contact Printer:

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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.

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Tecan Evo 200 Automated Materials Screen System – Assays

For more information on the Evo 200 Automated Materials Screen System - Assays:

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Tecan Evo 200 Automated Materials Screen System – Liquids

For more information on the Evo 200 Automated Materials Screen System - Liquids:

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Tecan Infinite M1000 Plate Reader

For more information on the Tecan Infinite M1000 Plate Reader:

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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.

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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).

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X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)

Quantum II from PHI Electronics