Contact Us

Co-Director:
Kahraman Tanriverdi, PhD
Phone: 508-856-6962
kahraman.tanriverdi@umassmed.edu
www.umassmed.edu/htcore

Instrumentation

MagNa Lyser Instrument
This instrument simplifies labor-intensive sample preparation. We can efficiently homogenize a wide variety of sample materials. The MagNa Lyser prevents nucleic acid degradation with the bench top cooling block and can homogenize up to 16 samples in just a few seconds. It reduces hands-on time by replacing the mortar and pestle and other manual methods. It performs consistent and reproducible sample disruption. This method is appropriate for different sample types.

 



QIAcube Instrument
The QIAcube uses QIAGEN spin columns isolation kits, enabling seamless integration of automated, low-throughput sample preparation. All steps in the purification procedure are fully automated. Up to 12 samples can be processed per run. RNA, DNA isolations and PCR product purifications can be performed in a fully automated manner.



NanoDrop Instrument

NanoDrop Instrument allows for the measurement of DNA or RNA concentrations in a small volume of sample without dilution.

 



JANUS Automated Workstation
JANUS Automated Workstation is a liquid handling robot that provides rapid pipetting with superior QC. It has a Varispan 8 channel and gripper arm.

 


AB 7900HT Real-Time PCR Instrument
In addition to providing fast 96 well, 384 well blocks, the TaqMan Low Density Array (TLDA) attachment is available for pre-picked gene expression analyses.

 

BioMark Real-Time PCR System
The BioMark System provides the ability to use a wide variety of sample types, multiple chemistry choices. The system offers unparalleled throughput for real-time PCR and digital PCR, integrating thermal cycling and fluorescence detection on Integrated Fluidic Circuits (IFCs). Integrated Fluidic Circuits significantly improve productivity by enabling the simultaneous performance of PCR reactions in nanoliter volumes. This is made possible by miniaturizing and integrating liquid handling components on a single microfluidic device. The BioMark System consists of a real-time PCR instrument, Dynamic Arrayâ„¢ IFCs for multiplexing the samples and reagents, as well as an IFC loader to load the Dynamic Array IFCs. As compared to the TLDA system, flexible targets (chip to chip) are possible.

Amaxa 96-well Shuttle Transfection System
Amaxa 96-well Shuttle Transfection System allows us to perform 96 parallel transfection reactions. Using this system and BioMark System together creates a high-throughput transfection and gene expression analysis sytem. We offer high-throughput miRNA transfection and gene expression confirmation services by using Amaxa 96-well Shuttle Transfection system and BioMark System together. We offer 1,801 miRNA inhibitors and mimics to transfect to your choice of cells.