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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.