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  • Nova incinerator

    Nova incinerator

    Monday, May 04, 2015
    Our University does not allow open flames and thus we use an incinerator to flame our inoculating loops and hockey sticks (for sterilization). However, of the 6 Nova incinerators we have, 2 have not ... read more
  • Use of MACS separation columns in cell culture

    Use of MACS separation columns in cell culture

    Miltenyi Biotec
    Friday, May 01, 2015
    I am conducting research on Parkinson’s disease, looking specifically at how effector T cells are able to modulate and exacerbate the neurodegeneration seen in the substantia nigra of Parkinson’s ... read more
  • Smoke Robot

    Smoke Robot

    Thursday, April 16, 2015
    We study the effects of cigarette smoke in airway epithelial cells. This is a great model to expose the cells to whole cigarette smoke (instead of condensate ) read more
  • HILIC for separation of polar metabolites

    HILIC for separation of polar metabolites

    Thursday, April 02, 2015
    The HILIC kinetex column has been great for separating out those residues that just wont separate by RP HPLC. The biggest challenge has been getting analytes into a solution suitable for HILIC initial... read more
  • Micro pH electrode for measuring pH of small samples

    Micro pH electrode for measuring pH of small samples

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Laboratory Equipment (LPG)
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    The focus of my project is elucidation of the physiological role of endocytic regulatory protein EHD4 in the kidney. EHD4 is expressed in the inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) of the renal ... read more
  • NC3000 Cell Counter

    NC3000 Cell Counter

    ChemoMetec USA Inc.
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    The instrument is very intuitive, especially the software. Very simple to use, just 2 buttons on the instrument. The results reporting is also very nice. One thing I have noticed with this instrument ... read more
  • Excellent FACS machine for multiple color staining

    Excellent FACS machine for multiple color staining

    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    We routinely use the BD LSR II for multiple color staining, generally around 10 colors at the same time. read more
  • Semi-dry Western blot

    Semi-dry Western blot

    Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein Research Products
    Monday, February 23, 2015
    This product is used to transfer proteins from sds-page gel to PVDF membranes of 45kda and ~14 kda proteins. Compared to wet transfer it reduces the time (15min 20v), consumes less transfer buffer (... read more
  • Couldn't do without it

    Couldn't do without it

    Oxford Optronix Ltd.
    Monday, February 23, 2015
    I work in drug discovery and use colony formation assays, mainly in 6-well plates, to determine the effect of compounds on the clonogenic potential of cells. I have examined both the effect of a ... read more
  • A very good orbital shaker

    A very good orbital shaker

    Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    This is a very good orbital shaker. It is easy to use and has a digital screen that can be seen in the dark. It also has a loud alert when the time you set is reached. The speed is adjustable. It is ... read more
  • AquaLab equipment works well

    AquaLab equipment works well

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    We measure water activity for a number of foods. The AquaLab Water Activity Meter is very efficient at conducting these measurements and is approved by Health Canada as an appropriate device. It works... read more
  • Erenna® Immunoassay System from Singulex

    Erenna® Immunoassay System from Singulex

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Here I will give a brief overview of the Erenna platform, describe how Pfizer integrated the technology in a regulated lab, rate Singulex Customer support and give my opinion on the pros and cons of ... read more
  • gentleMACS™ Dissociator from Miltenyi Biotec

    gentleMACS™ Dissociator from Miltenyi Biotec

    Monday, June 04, 2012
    When I began using the gentleMACS™ Dissociator I was needed single cell suspensions from mouse intestines for flow cytometry and magnetic cell isolation. Compared to enzymatic digestion alone, the ... read more
  • Liquidator 96 From Rainin

    Liquidator 96 From Rainin

    Rainin, Mettler-Toledo Inc.
    Thursday, May 21, 2009
    The Liquidator 96 is a bench-top manual pipettor that allows for quick pipetting of an entire 96- or 384-well plate. It can be used for medium to high-throughput purposes and is small enough to fit on... read more
  • NanoVue From GE Healthcare

    NanoVue From GE Healthcare

    GE Healthcare Life Sciences
    Thursday, May 07, 2009
    The Nanovue is a full-spectrum (200 - 1100 nm) small volume spectrophotometer used to quantify nucleic acid and protein samples. To preserve limited sample, one can... read more
  • Fusion Laser Plate Sealer From KBiosystems

    Fusion Laser Plate Sealer From KBiosystems

    KBiosystems Ltd
    Wednesday, July 18, 2007
    The fusion laser sealer is a new type of sealing machine, just to seal black multi well plates. This is done by tacking a special, non-fluorescent clear seal to the plate that needs to be sealed. The ... read more