Equipment & Instrumentation

The Central Biorepository utilizes specialized equipment and laboratory robotics to properly store and automatically process biospecimens. 

Equipment for the storage and transport of biospecimens:

LN2 Freezers
  • Ultracold (-80oC storage units with LN2 back-up
  • Brady label printers, Primera Cassette printer, barcode scanners
  • Chart LN2 MVE Cryofreezers
  • Chart LN2 Cryoshippers

Laboratory robotics with integrated barcode scanning and activity logs:

  • Qiagen QIAsymphonies DNA/RNA Extraction Robot
  • TECAN Freedom Evo Liquid Handlers
  • Qiagen Tissue Lyser II Bead Mill

Instrumentation to quantify and evaluate nucleic acids:

  • BioTek Cytation 3 Imaging Reader
  • Agilent Technologies 4200 TapeStation
  • Lonza FlashGel System