Facilities and Equipment
Supporting Innovative Research and The Development of Emerging Technologies
CAMO provides state-of-the-art research facilities with dedicated laboratory and data science suites to support cutting edge research into optimising antimicrobial use. The central CAMO laboratory includes a molecular, mass spectrometry, manufacturing and containment level II facilities with specialised equipment, which can be booked via PPMS (registration required).
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OmniLog® PM System - The Omnilog Phenotype MicroArray technology enables researchers to evaluate nearly 2000 phenotypes of a microbial cell in a single experiment. The tests monitor phenotypic characteristics after inoculation with a standardised cell suspension into a microarray card. CAMO also provides the phenotype MicroArray Mammalian assays, which can investigate up to 1,400 metabolic and chemical sensitivity phenotypes of mammalian cells.
The QIAsymphony SP system provides automated nucleic acid extraction from a range of sample types, including clinical samples. Up to 96 sample can be processed in one run using sample volumes up to 2ml.
The Agilent: Ultivo Triple Quadrupole LC/MS. This is the smallest footprint of any LC/ Triple Quadrupole on the market with high performance and robustness. It achieves the required analytical specificity and sensitivity for low-level research quantification of analytes in different biological samples with minimal sample preparation.
The Attune Flow Cytometer, with Autosampler and blue and red wavelengths, allows single cells to be characterised and sorted at high flow rates with fast, accurate acquisition (sample throughput rates of 12.5 µL/min or 1,000 µL/min). It utilises a high-speed brightfield camera that records images of individual cells coming through the flow cell to monitor morphology.
The QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System, with a 384 and 96 well block format, enables adaptable, high throughput PCR. It is compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays to examine gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression.
The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR System, with a 96 well block and fast PCR protocols using 0.1 mL well plates, offers an IVDR-compliant qPCR system designed for molecular diagnostic labs and supporting the regulated CE-IVD market, which helps enable patient safety. The instrument has 6 decoupled filters using a CMOS camera with an excitation range from 450 nm to 680 nm and a detection range from 500 nm to 730 nm (compatible dyes: FAM, SYBR Green, VIC, ABY, NED, TAMRA, JUN, ROX, Mustang Purple, Cy5).
The Standard Biotools (previously Fluidigm) Biomark HD, is a state-of-the-art Real-Time Digital PCR (qdPCR). With the Biomark™ HD system, you get reliable and high-throughput results with excellent sensitivity, with a wide variety of sample types and chemistry choices to accommodate the most genomic and diagnostic applications. The innovative integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) empower life science research by automating molecular biology in nanolitres volumes. This means using less sample and reagents, and a single microfluidic device, to achieve the high-quality, consistent results your work depends on.