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General Equipment

The core provides equipment typically used in research laboratories, including centrifuges, plate readers and real-time PCR systems. 

Staff in charge: Ms. Crystal Lai


Biomark HD is an automated high-throughput PCR system that uses microfluidics technology to process samples at nanoliter-scale volumes. It can be used for gene expression analysis, genotyping, sample identification, copy number variation analysis and digital PCR.


Users can load 384-well plates to the LightCycler 480 platform for qualitative and quantitative detection of nucleic acids. 


The MANTIS liquid handler is an automated liquid dispenser that can dispense volumes down to 100 nL. It also allows lower  tip consumption in high-throughput genomics and screening workflows.


The FlexStation® 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader measures absorbance, fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, luminescence, and time-resolved fluorescence. 


Centrifuges of different models, capacities and speeds (e.g. multi-purpose centrifuge and ultracentrifuge) are available. Please check the specifications of each model for details.


ZetaView is a nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) instrument for in vitro measurement of multiple physical parameters including size, concentration, surface charge, and phenotype characteristics of biological nanoparticles.


The BTX electroporation system allows users to deliver nucleic acids, proteins, and drugs into cells.


The Invitrogen Countess II FL Automated Cell Counter can count cells, monitor fluorescent protein expression, and measure cell viability in as little as 10 seconds.


The laser-based pipette puller Model P-2000 is for creating glass or quartz micropipettes and fibers.


The Advanced Model 3320 Micro-osmometer determines osmolality of solutions by freezing point depression (FPD). It provides fast and accurate test results using just 20 µL of samples. 

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The MicroCal PEAQ-ITC is a highly sensitive, low volume isothermal titration calorimeter for label-free in-solution studies of biomolecular interactions.


Opentrons OT-2 is a bench-top liquid handler with HEPA filter (removal of 0.3µm contaminants) for automating a range of basic liquid handling tasks and techniques across genomics and protein sciences.

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