The equipment available at the B128 shared equipment facility is listed below. We will update this list as more equipment becomes available. Please email Chris O'Grady for more information.

Next Generation Sequencing Facility (NGSF)

The NGSF is located within B128 and has equipment available to assist with basic and clinical genetic research in the health sciences. Equipment is available for quantitative real-time PCR, regular PCR, agarose electrophoresis, quantification, and incubation of samples and next-generation sequencing library preparation. Users supply their own consumables and some (yet to be determined) user fees will apply. 

Please see the NGSF website link below for detailed information.

Centrifuges

The XPN 100 Ultracentrifuge is available for use with the rotors listed below. Maximum speeds and information for each rotor are listed with the rotor information.

This instrument is located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for training prior to booking and using this instrument. 

The SW 41 Ti Swinging Bucket Rotor has a maximum speed of 41,000 RPM and holds six 13.2 mL capacity tubes.

Specific tubes must be used with this rotor. The information sheet for this rotor (which includes tube information) can be found here.

The Type 45 Ti Rotor has a maximum speed of 45,000 RPM and holds six 94 mL capacity tubes.

Specific tubes must be used with this rotor. The information sheet for this rotor (which includes tube information) can be found here.

The Type 70 Ti Rotor has a maximum speed of 70,000 RPM and holds eight 39 mL capacity tubes.

Specific tubes must be used with this rotor. The information sheet for this rotor (which includes tube information) can be found here.

The Type 100 Ti Rotor has a maximum speed of 100,000 RPM and holds eight 6.8 mL capacity tubes.

Specific tubes must be used with this rotor. The information sheet for this rotor (which includes tube information) can be found here.

Allegra Benchtop Centrifuge

The Allegra Benchtop has a number of rotors available for lower speeds of centrifugation for general laboratory preparations.

This instrument is located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for rotor information and training prior to using this instrument. 

There is no booking calendar for this instrument at this time. Please contact Chris to confirm it is available.

Digital Imaging Systems

Biorad Chemidoc System

The ChemiDoc Imaging System is a full-feature instrument for imaging and analyzing gels and western blots. It is designed to address multiplex fluorescent western blotting, chemiluminescence detection, general gel documentation applications, and stain-free technology imaging needs.

This instrument is located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for training prior to using this instrument. 

Syngene Imaging System

The Syngene imager is available for digital imaging of gels and western blots.

This instrument is now located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for training prior to using this instrument. 

There is currently no booking calendar for this instrument at this time. Please contact Chris to confirm it is available.

LICOR Imaging System

The LICOR imager is available for digital imaging of gels and western blots.

This instrument is now located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for training prior to using this instrument.

Laboratory Equipment

Pharmacia Biotech Ultraspec 3000 Spectrophotometer

The Ultrospec 3000 is a UV-visible split-beam spectrophotometer with an LCD display. 190-1100 nm range can be scanned at 0.1 nm intervals at scan speeds up to 6200 nm/min, with a resolution of < 1.8 nm bandwidth. 

This instrument is located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for training prior to using this instrument. 

There is no booking calendar for this instrument at this time. Please contact Chris to confirm it is available.

Scintillation Counter

This instrument is located in B128.

Please email Chris O'Grady for training prior to using this instrument. 

There is no booking calendar for this instrument at this time. Please contact Chris to confirm it is available.