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Equipment and Facilities

Available Equipment and Facilities

The laboratories in the department are equipped with state-of-art research facilities for biomedical and pharmaceutical research as well as access to various shared core facilities on campus. Some examples of the equipment and facilities available to departmental researchers include:

Some of the major instrumentation in the department
  • A shared cell culture facility containing four biological safety cabinets, CO2incubators, inverted light microscopes, automated cell counter and autoclaves
  • Nicoya Open-Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for binding kinetics
  • BD Accuri Plus Flow cytometer
  • Keyence Microscope and slide reader
  • Inverted and upright fluorescence microscopes
  • 3 HPLCs with UV, fluorescence and electrochemical detectors
  • Finnigan TSQ Quantum Ultra – triple quadrupole LC/MS/MS SYSTEM         
  • Finnigan LCQ Deca LC/MS – Ion Trap LC/MS
  • Agilent Technologies infinity lab LC/MSD – Single quadrupole
  • GPC with multimodal detection system (RI, PDA, viscometer)
  • GC/MS system
  • UV-VIS spectrophotometer (plate and cuvette)
  • Multi-mode microplate reader (absorbance and fluorescence)
  • ATR-FTIR
  • Luminometer-fluoremeter
  • BUCHI - Nano Spray dryer
  • Malvern Zetasizer - Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) particle size analyzer.
  • Extrusion system for liposome preparation
  • Small animal isofluorane anesthesia system
  • Bruker Xtream - In vivo small animal imaging system
  • 2-Lyophilizers
  • Liquid scintillation counter
  • 2- Franz-type diffusion cell systems for drug transportation studies
  • Dual channel flash chromatography system
  • Real time RT-PCR
  • Droplet digital PCR
  • Equipment for gel electrophoresis and Western blot analysis
  • Refrigerated high speed centrifuge and ultracentrifuge
  • High pressure homogenizer
  • FPLC system
  • 1- probe and two bath sonicators
  • 4- rotavapors