Core Facilities: all equipment

Atomic Force Microscope

Powerful tool used to measure properties of a sample surface. Such properties include roughness, height and depth.

05 NHT (Nano Hardness Tester)

Indenting system for measuring hardness and modulus of materials

05 Rheometer

Used to measure the viscosity of liquids under various conditions

06 Tribometer

Pin on Disc Tribometer system for wear measurement

08 Live Cell Imaging Microscope

An Olympux IX51 Inverted Fluorescent Microscope with a thermally controlled gas perfusion chamber for imaging cells in culture.

09 Video Extensometer

Uses video capture to measure stress/strain of an object

10 Enduratec

Bose EnduraTEC ELF 3200 - Uniaxial compression/tension testing system for dynamic and fatigue tests.

11 Dongle for Video Extensometer

Software Dongle for Video Extensometer

12 High Resolution Micro CT Scanner

High Resolution Micro CT Scanner is a specimen x ray scanner for high resolution scanning of materials.

Alpha Innotech Gel Doc/Chemiluminescence System

Photographs DNA gels
Chemiluminescence for Western Blots

BD Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer

Flow Cytometer Analyser (2 laser 4 colour)


Flow cytometer analyser (3 laser 8 colour)


High speed cell sorter ( 4 laser 9 colour)


Flow Cytometer Analyser (2 laser 6 colour)


Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer Electrophoresis System for sizing, quantification and quality control of DNA, RNA, proteins and cells

Biorad Bioplex 200

A multiplex array system for the detection of multiple analytes from a single sample.

Bioreactor Incubator 1

5%CO2 Incubator for Bioreactor Work

Bioreactor Incubator 2

5% CO2 Incubator for Bioreactor Work

DNA Microarray Scanner

Agilent DNA Microarray Scanner

EnSpire Alpha Plate Reader

Perkin Elmer EnSpire Plate Reader for Alpha Technology

Flow cytometry data analysis PC # 1

Sofware available: Flowjo v7.6.5; Flowjo vX

Flow Cytometry Data Analysis PC #2

Software available: Diva v6.1.3; ModFit LT 3.3; CFlow Sampler (Accuri software)


AlphaInnotech FluorChem Chemiluminescent Imaging System


The FTIR system at the NCBES consists of the FTIR-8300 and the AIM-8800.

GeneAmp 9700 A

Applied Biosystems GeneAmp 9700 A Thermal Cycler

GeneAmp 9700 B

Applied Biosystems GeneAmp 9700 B Thermal Cycler

GenePix Pro

Molecular Devices GenePix Pro Microarray Image Analysis Software

Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX Analysis System (NCBES)

The Hitachi S-4700 SEM allows high resolution imaging of surfaces.

Hitachi Transmission Electron Microscope (NCBES)

Powerful microscope used to image ultrafine structure.

Image Station 4000MM Pro

Kodak Image Station 4000MM Pro

Imagestream Imaging Flow Cytometer MkII

High throughput, high resolution imaging flow cytometer

Inverted Fluorescent Microscope

The inverted fluorescent microscope is used for 2d fluorescent and brightfield imaging of both live and fixed specimens.


JANUS Automated Workstation

The Perkin Elmer Janus Automated Workstation Elmer is designed to efficiently automate liquid handling and detection procedures.

Leica CM1850 Cryostat

The Leica CM1850 cryostat design incorporates emphasis on power savings, increased efficiency and operator safety.
Belongs to Prof. Sanbing Shen

LightCycler 480 II

Roche LightCycler 480 II Real Time PCR System

Mass spectrometer 1 - Agilent 6460 triple quadrupole LC/MS/MS system.

This instrument is the best system for quantitative analysis. It has capillary and nanoflow HPLC systems to maximise instrument sensitivity. Dr David Finns research group in pharmacology are major users and use it to quantify bioactive lipid mediators.

Mass spectrometer 2- Agilent 6510 QTOF LC/MS/MS system

This electrospray enabled system features sub 5 ppm mass accuracy in ms and ms/ms mode making it ideal for either proteomics, metabolomics and environmental applications.

Mass spectrometer 3 - Bruker HCT Ultra ion trap with Electron Transfer Dissociation(ETD)

A high capacity ion trap with ultra fast scanning and ETD functionality and great sensitivity. Proteomics workhorse but can also be used for biomolecule or environmental quantitation. Best system for peptide phosphorylation site analysis.

MESO QuickPlex SQ 120

Meso Scale Discovery MESO QuickPlex SQ 120 Electrochemiluminescence imager


It is designed for manual routine paraffin sectioning but can also be used for cutting harder materials.

MiVac DNA Concentrator

Centrifugal vacuum concentrator to evaporate H2O and -OH based samples in tubes and microplates.

Nanodrop Spectrophotometer

Thermo Scientific Nanodrop ND-1000 Spectrophotometer

Not in use - Bright OTF5000 Cryostat

Capable of cutting a wide diversity of specimens from undecalcified bone to brain, resins, plastics and plant tissue as well as more usual soft tissue.

Operetta High Content Imaging System

Perkin Elmer Operetta Automated Confocal Imaging System

Prism 7000 Real Time PCR System

Applied Biosystems Prism 7000 Real Time PCR System

REMEDI Western Kit 1

Mini-Protean Tetra Cell Electrophoresis Tank System

REMEDI Western Kit 2

Mini-Protean Tetra Cell 2 gel Electrohphoresis tank system

Rotating Microarray Hybridisation Oven

Agilent Rotating Microarray Hybridisation Oven

ScanArray Express HT

Perkin Elmer ScanArray Express HT Microarray Scanner

SpotArray 72

Perkin Elmer SpotArray 72 Microarray Printer

StepOne Plus A

Applied Biosystems StepOne Plus Real Time PCR System

StepOne Plus B

Applied Biosystems StepOne Plus Real Time PCR System

Tali Image-Based Cytometer

An automated fluorescent cell counter

Tissue embedder

Designed for embedding histological tissue specimens in molten paraffin

Tissue processor

The ASP300 is a fully enclosed, stand-alone system for processing of up to 300 cassette-embedded samples.

Upright Fluorescent/Brightfield Microscope with Improvision Optigrid

The upright fluorescent microscope is used for fluorescent imaging of fixed specimens. The optigrid and volocity software can be used as a Pseudo Confocal for acquiring 3d imaging.

UV Transilluminator

Syngene Ultra Violet Transilluminator

Veriti Gradient Thermal Cycler

Applied Biosystems Veriti Gradient Thermal Cycler

xCELLigence Plate 1

Flexible Real-Time Cell Monitoring

xCELLigence Plate 2

Flexible Real-Time Cell Monitoring

xCELLigence Plate 3

Flexible Real-Time Cell Monitoring