4. RIA and Chemistry Core Labs
These two labs allow for the quantification of various parameters from various tissues, like plasma, tissues, and urine. Techniques include:
Some of the major pieces of equipment include:
FYI: The following is brief description of some major equipment:
A) Thermo Scientific's NanoDrop 2000
Thermo Scientific's NanoDrop 2000 is a UV/Vis spectrometer that allows for the quantification of DNA, RNA, protein and peptide samples. Because it needs only 0.5 ul of sample for measurement, we can save the volume of samples. Concentration measurement capability is from 2 to 15,000 ng/ul (dsDNA), which eliminates the need to dilute samples. The measurement time is less than 5 seconds to each sample.
B) Fisher Scientific's accuSpin Micro17R Microcentrifuge
Fisher Scientific's accuSpin Micro17R Microcentrifuge is a refrigerated microcentrifuge. It can centrifuge 1.5 ml or 2.0 ml tubes up to 24 at a time. The cooling system preserves the sample quality.
C) Waters High Performance Liquid Chromatography System
Allows for the separation and purification of various peptides, such as Val5-angiotensin II from IIe5-angiotensin II
D) Packard Multi-Probe II EX Robotic Liquid Handling System
Allows for large scale through-put of small volumes with high precision