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.
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
- refrigerators and
- -20°C freezers for cell culture applications.
Here you will also have access to specific molecular biology and biochemistry resources.
- 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
- Eppendorf pipettes
- Heating blocks
- Table top autoclave
- Glassware washer
- Upright -80°C Freezer
- Upright -20°C Freezer
- Upright 4°C Freezer
- milli-Q synthesis system