Equipment

Fermentation Equipment

  • Thirty-two 1-L fermentors
  • Eight 14-L fermentors
  • Four 60-L fermentors
  • One 250-L fermentor
  • Off-gas analysis
  • Photo acoustic (one set of 8 fermentors)​
  • FTIR (two sets, 8 fermentors each)
  • Digital data acquisition

Shake Flask Cultivation Equipment

  • Two Innova 4430 Incubators Shakers
  • Three Certomat incubators
  • Two constant temperature rooms
  • Several New Brunswick shakers
  • Capacity of one hundred 2.5-liter Thomson flasks

Analytical Equipment

  • HPLC units with Waters Empower 2 and 3 software
  • Ion exchange column chromatography
  • UV/VIS scanning spectrophotometers
  • Microplate reader/scanning UV
  • Cooled CCD camera imaging system

Product Recovery Capabilities/Equipment

  • Sharples continuous centrifuge
  • Ultrafiltration devices
  • Rotary vacuum filter (lab/pilot scale)
  • Niro homogenizer for cell disruption
  • Pharmacia FPLC system
  • Pilot-scale chromatography columns for custom applications
  • Crystallization (lab scale)
  • Extraction (lab scale)
  • Vacuum evaporation (lab/pilot scale)
  • Niro spray dryer

Microbiology and Biochemistry Equipment

  • Anaerobic chambers (for anaerobic microorganism culturing)
  • Constant temperature shakers
  • Constant temperature rooms
  • Incubators
  • Biohazard safety cabinets
  • Laminar flow hood
  • Autoclaves
  • Centrifuges
  • Ovens
  • Water baths
  • Lyophilizer (lab scale)
  • Microscopes (Phase Contrast, Bright Field, DIC, Fluorescence)
  • French Press
  • Sonicator
  • Bead beater

Molecular Biology Equipment

  • Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, Agarose Gels, Southern blots, Western blots)
  • PCR machines
  • Electroporation
  • Hybridization chambers
  • UV crosslinker
  • Biolistic particle delivery system