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Biochemistry is playing a key role in shaping our nanotechnology future.

Whether it is a new discovery around enhanced drug delivery or testing bioactivity levels of natural ingredients, every day, NINT staff are busy performing ground-breaking research at our Biology Laboratory.

The space

Occupying the second floor of the NINT building, this biocontainment Level 2 lab boasts cell culture, molecular biology and general biochemistry capabilities.

This lab is equipped with an array of instruments and tools to support nanotechnology advancements including:

  • two Microzone Class II Type A Biological Safety Cabinets
  • two waterjacket CO2 incubators with the ability to be connected to two CO2 tanks each
  • inverted and upright light microscopes including an Olympus IX-81 motorized inverted research microscope able to detect five fluorescent dyes
  • a µTK Microfluidic tool kit system by Micralyne
  • liquid nitrogen Dewar flasks
  • a Coulter Particle Counter
  • microtitre plate washers
  • waterbaths
  • refrigerators and
  • -20°C freezers for cell culture applications.

Here you will also have access to specific molecular biology and biochemistry resources.

Molecular biology

  • DNA and SDS-PAGE electrophoresis apparatus,
  • Western Blotting equipment,
  • an Eppendorf Mastercycle Gradient thermocycler,
  • and a UV transilluminator gel documentation system.


  • Beckman Coulter Allegra 25R Centrifuge with adaptors for Eppendorf tubes, 15 ml and 50 ml conical tubes and 250 ml bottles
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge
  • Agilent UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • pH and Conductivity Meters
  • Balances
  • Eppendorf pipettes
  • Waterbaths
  • Heating blocks
  • Shaker
  • Microwave
  • Table top autoclave
  • Glassware washer
  • Sterilizer
  • Upright -80°C Freezer
  • Upright -20°C Freezer
  • Upright 4°C Freezer
  • milli-Q synthesis system