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Allegra X12-R Centrifuge

Allegra X-12R Centrifuge

The centrifuge has a floating bucket roater that can hold 50 ml and 15 ml conical tubes. Refrigerated centrifugation, maximum speed is 10,200 rpm (fixed angel), maximum g-force is 11,400 xg (fixed angle, run time up to 9 hours, hold pulse (shortrun)), accel/decel profiles 10/11, temperature range is +18 degrees Celsius to +22 degrees Celsius (preset). Currently, we have the following swing bucket rotors: SX4750A or S/N10T2181. 

Nanodrop 2000 by ThermoScientific

Nanodrop 2000

The Nanodrop 2000, by ThermoScientific, is used to measure RNA/DNA concentration with the use of very small quantities. The Nanodrop 2000 is perfect for small sample sizes that are not easily isolated or merely isolated in small quantities.

ThermoScientific incubators

ThermoScientific Incubators

The incubators, by ThermoScientific, are used for cell culture incubation. 

Light Cycler 96

Light Cycler 96

The Light Cycler 96 is a quantitative PCR machine that can be used with tubes and plates.

Immulite

Immulite

The Immulite is used for measuring cytokines in a variety of samples. 

Bio-Plex MAGPIX Multiplex Reader

Bio-Plex MAGPIX Multiplex Reader

ELx50 Washer

ELx50 Washer

The ELx50 Washer is an automated strip washer for 96- and 384-well plates.

ELx808 Absorbance

ELx808 Absorbance

The ELx808 Reader is a high-speed 8-channel filter-based absorbance machine. 

Millipore Direct-Q 5  

Millipore Direct Q-5

 This system provides pure and ultrapure water from regular tap water. 

Placental perfusion system

Placenta Perfusion System

Placenta Perfusion System 2

 Placental Perfusion System

Radnoti custom made perfusion system with maternal and fetal reservoirs and pumps. The system is kept at the desired temperature using a heated water pump, which pumps warmed water throughout the water jacketed system, which includes tubing and all glass. A syringe pump is used to inject the chemicals to be examined at a steady rate and the flow rate of the maternal and fetal fluid is kept at a steady rate using two separate peristaltic pump. 

Leitz 1512 Microtone

Leitz 1512 Microtone

The Leitz 1512 Microtone is used for cutting slices of tissue and embedding in paraffin blocks. The tissue sections are then used for immunohistochemistry. 

Nanozoomer-SQ

Nanozoomer 

The NanoZoomer-SQ by Hamamatsu is a desktop single slide scanner that is used to create while slide images of single tissue slides. 

Metrohm Instant Raman Analyzer (Mira M-1)

Metrohm Instant Raman Analyzer

The Metrohm Instant Raman Analyzer (Mira) (model M-1) is a handheld, high-power Raman spectrometer that is used for identifying chemical and pharmaceutical samples in a rapid and nondestructive method. 

Biofermenter 

Bio-fermenter

The Bio-fermenter is from the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. It is used to study the production of biofilms. (The transfer of this technology was made possible by Dr. Ventolini.) (patented by the Louis Pasteur Institute in Paris, France)

ChemiDoc- Itand Imager

ChemiDoc - Itand

Imager for membranes and gels

NanoDrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer

Nanodrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer

NanoDrop 3300 Fluorospectrometer for broad spectrum fluorescence analysis. Using a patented technology, it uses as little as 1 μL of sample. (This purchase was funded by the TTUHSC Research Advisory Council, Odessa, TX, as support for a project of Dr. Banina and Dr. Kosov). 

Centrifuge 5424 R

Centrifuge 5424 R

Centrifuge 5424 R has a 24-place capacity and speed up to 21,130 xg. It is perfectly equipped for all modern molecualr biology applicationsin Eppendorf and PCR tubes. Refrigerated Centrifuge 5424 R featrues state of the art cooling technology to ensure entergy efficiency and high temperature accuracy for maximum sample protection. Centrifuge 5424 R cools down to 4° C in only eight minutes. (This purchase was funded by the Laura Bush Institute for Women's health as support for a project of Dr. Schlabritz-Loutsevitch.)

Hood 

Hood

Hood provides protection from experiments using or generating toxic fumes, vaports, particulate, or smoke. It is used for bacteria inoculation to prevent contaminations. 

Second Placenta Perfusion System

Second Placenta Perfusion System

Second Placenta Perfusion System with heating columns, oxygenatros and pressure sensors. (This system was assembled by Dr. Bednov.)

X-Clarity

X-Clarity

X-Clarity (Clear Lipid-exchanged Anatomically Rigid Imaging/immunostaining-compatible Tissue Hydrogel is an improved electrophoretic tissue clearing procedure. (This is loanded by the company (Bio Basic Inc.).)

 

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