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)

If you are interested in using CAMO equipment or space, please fill out this Request for CAMO equipment/facility use form and email it to camo@imperial.ac.uk. Charge-out rates can be found on the College Equipment and Facilities FEC Charge-Out List (College log-in required). 

For enquires regarding the use of our equipment or the PPMS booking system, please do get in touch via our Contact Us page.

CAMO Equipment

CAMO Molecular Suite

  • High throughput qPCR Fluidigm
  • qPCR QiaQuant
  • qPCR QuantStudio 5 Flex
  • T100 Thermal Cycler

CAMO Specialist Suite

  • Attune 
  • Keyence VHX-7000 Microscope
  • Mass Spec - Agilent Ultivo QQQ
  • Omnilog PM System
  • QIAsymphony SP 
  • QuantStudio 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System

CAMO Fabrication Suite

  • 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus Printer
  • Speedy 300 Laser Cutter
  • Wire bonder

Detailed equipment list


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.

Agilent (mass spec)

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.

QuantStudio 7

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.

QuantStudio 5

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).

BioMark (previously Fluidigm)

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.

qPCR QiaQuant

The QIAquant 96 2plex is a high performance real-time PCR thermal cycler with 2plex detection system, 96-well block, software, and touchscreen interface. 115V power specification.

Keyence VHX-7000 Microscope

The VHX Series offers observation that exceeds conventional imaging tools. With advanced measurement capabilities, this system enables a variety of analyses. Expanded memory capacity allows for storage of millions of images. Its easy to use interface can be used effectively by expert and novice users. The VHX Series is equipped with all of the features needed to enhance your analysis.

3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus Printer

Print precision rigid and elastomeric parts with true-to-CAD accuracy, superior surface finish and high-quality edge fidelity for true functional testing. Capable of printing in Ultra High Definition mode, the ProJet® MJP 2500 Plus makes it possible to print even smaller features, down to 300 microns or finer. 
The ProJet MJP 2500 and 2500 Plus are compatible with a wide and versatile selection of VisiJet® materials, both offering engineering and rigid plastics.

The ProJet MJP 2500 Plus offers additional capabilities, with a broader range of rigid materials available in clear to a number of opaque colors, as well as materials with properties that mimic engineering plastics, elastomers and with high-temperature resistance. Applications include concept modeling, form and fit testing, functional prototyping, fluid flow analysis, rapid tooling, jigs and fixtures and medical applications requiring USP Class VI and/or ISO 10993 certification for biocompatibility.

Speedy 300 Laser Cutter

Experience a uniform engraving image and cut the finest details thanks to the best power stability and a fine laser spot. The heart of the Trotec laser machine – the patented CeramiCore® laser source technology boasts impressive durability.