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In addition to standard laboratory equipment, the MacBeath lab depends heavily on the following instruments:

Microarrayers

 

Aushon 2470 Arrayer
(Aushon BioSystems)

The Aushon 2470 Arrayer is a solid pin, contact microarrayer that is ideally suited to printing lysate microarrays. It uses a proprietary soft-touch deposition technology and employs sample exposure time compensation to eliminate any evaporation variability due to differences in the distance from samples plates to substrates.

 

NanoPrint
(TeleChem International, Inc.)

The NanoPrint is a contact printing microarrayer that has positional accuracy to within 500 nm. It can print onto standard 2.5 by 7.5 cm glass slides or onto our custom, microtiter plate-sized pieces of glass.

Microarray scanner

 

LS 400
(Tecan)

The LS400 is a four laser microarray scanner that can accomodate microtiter plates, as well as 2.5 by 7.5 cm glass slides.

Peptide synthesis

 

Apex 396
(Advanced ChemTech)

The Apex 396 is a 96-channel peptide synthesizer.

Fluorescence

 

Victor3 V
(PerkinElmer Life Sciences)

The Wallac 1420 VICTOR3 V is a multilabel, multitask plate reader that accepts all microtiter plate formats up to 1536 wells. It includes fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, absorbance, and luminescence technologies, as well as scanning, shaking, and kinetics features.