Biological Instrumentation

Ultracentrifuge, Thermo Scientific (Sorval, l RC 6+)

The centrifuge is driven by a motor, which spins liquid samples at high speed. Centrifuges work by the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration is used to separate substances of greater and lesser density.

Fluorescence Microscope, Olympus BX51

The BX51 is an upright microscope ideal for fluorescence of DIC microscopy, primarily used for observing biological cell samples.

  • Bright 12V/100W halogen illumination source is ideal for transmitted light viewing.
  • The frame has two built-in neutral density filters (ND6, ND25), one daylight balancing filter, and one empty slot for an optional filter-fluorescence illuminator.

Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader (Synergy, H1)

The microplate reader is designed to detect biological, chemical or physical events of samples in microtiter plates.

Water-Jacketed US AutoFlow NU-4750 CO2 Incubator (DOD TATRC 1, W81XWH-10-2-0130)

The incubator dependably controls its internal temperature and CO2 level. This solid-state single gas analyzer, with 32-bit digital accuracy, utilizes a filter correlation technique for non-dispersive infrared analysis of CO2. The measurement of CO2 is independent of humidity and temperature variations within the chamber.

Biological Safety Cabinet (Logic, LABCONCO, Class II, type B2)

The biological safety cabinet is an enclosed, ventilated workspace for safely working with materials contaminated with (or potentially contaminated with) pathogens.

Zeta Potential Reader (Zeta-Reader, ZPi, Mark 21) (Department of Energy, DE-FG36-06GO86072)

Zeta potential is the measurement of the electrical force between atoms, molecules, particles, or cells in a fluid. To measure this force, a potential is applied across the cell, and movement of the particles are observed.

Ultrasonic Processor, Sonics Vibra-Cell

This equipment is used for sample preparation, dispersion, homogenization, particle size reduction, and acceleration of chemical reactions.