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