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The BSP facility contains the following instruments:

Two Perkin-Elmer Chemagic 360 magnetic bead robotic platforms for automated high throughput isolation of nucleic acids. Based on proprietary M-PVA magnetic bead technology, the Chemagic 360 provides ultra-clean preps from saliva, mouth rinses, small tissues, frozen blood and buffy coats.

A Purigen Biosystem‘s Ionic Purification System for automated purification of nucleic acids from small cell numbers and FFPE scrolls or slides requires less than 3 minutes of hands-on time per sample (lysis included). For DNA/RNA purification with this system, no chemical deparaffinization is required. In addition, nucleic acids are automatically separated and concentrated from sample lysate in 60 minutes.

Two high-throughput spectrophotometers for determining DNA quantitation and a plate-based luminometer

  • Denovix DS-11FX Spectrophotomer/Fluorometer
  • Unchained Labs Lunatic Plate Spectrophotometer
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax plate spectrophotometer and luminometer

Applied Biosystems GeneAmp PCR System 9700

Scilogex SCI-100HCM-Pro Digital Thermal Mixer

Monitored freezer (-80° C) capacity for >500,000 cryovials

Monitored liquid nitrogen storage for 39,000 cryovials

Perkin-Elmer Janus liquid handling and extraction robot

Agilent TapeStation 4200

Luna Fluorescent Cell Counter

Micronic VX2 automated labeler

Three biosafety laminor flow cabinets