The laboratory is adequate for molecular biology and tissue culture studies. It has a separate tissue culture room (laminar hood, inverted microscope and 2 CO2 himidified atmosphere incubators). Another contiguous room is specifically designed for microscopy, tissue processing and immunohistochemistry.
"The Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System offers maximum performance in the minimum time. Fully optimized for Fast cycling, the 7500 Fast delivers high-quality results in as little as 30 minutes."
"The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System Upgrade is an easy upgrade solution for your StepOne™ System. You can go from 3 colors and 48 wells to 4 colors and 96 wells in no time at all." "The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is a 48-well, low-throughput, Real-Time PCR instrument perfect for both first-time and experienced users. The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System can be setup in a variety of configurations and comes ready to use, out of the box, with intuitive data analysis and instrument control software. Utilizing robust LED based 3-color optical recording, the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is designed to deliver precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results for a variety of genomic research applications."
"The Leica DM IL is the inverted contrasting microscope of choice for microbiology and cell culture laboratories. Offering virtually unlimited application potential in live cell microscopy, it is ideal for routine examinations of cell and tissue cultures, for liquids and sediments and for special applications such as micromanipulation and microinjection. Users will be impressed by its brilliant incident light fluorescence, optimized phase contrast, and a new, extremely efficient contrasting technique:
For the first time, Leica Microsystems unique IMC (Integrated Modulation Contrast) enables high quality Hoffman modulation contrast without having to use special objectives."
"The IX71 begins with a unique two-tiered, V-shape optical design that provides tremendous versatility and bright images with minimal reflections or frame modifications.
The Olympus two-tiered optical system creates access to an upper and lower rear port without modifying the stage or fluorescence raypath. Rear ports facilitate the mounting of cameras and laser scan heads while keeping the sides of the microscope free for additional equipment.
Newly developed for the IX2 microscopes is a dual camera adapter for the left side port that permits two-camera access to a primary image. The adapter also accepts a dichromatic mirror for spectral separation between cameras.
Frame stability has been improved by utilizing an external power supply to reduce heat generation and thermal expansion. The frame is computer designed and constructed of cast ADC-12 aluminum for improved rigidity and stability. A redesigned nosepiece focus assembly results in greater stability over prolonged observations.
The single reflection V-lightpath and improved apochromatic relay lens provide single reflection, high intensity, highly corrected images.
All Microscope controls are ergonomically placed and vibration-free in operation. Improved condensers have adjustable click stops.
New DIC condenser with optional water immersion lens provides 3.7mm of working distance with a 0.9 NA and includes a 40° access angle that is excellent for patch clamp electrodes.
Straight or L-Shaped fluorescence illuminators have high UV transmission at 340nm and combine with the six-position filter cube turret to provide outstanding fluorescence brightness and system flexibility."