BioBank Equipment

The BioBank will continue to acquire highly specialized equipment for genomics, proteomics and tissue procurement, including:

  • high-speed, multi-color cell sorter
  • laser capture microdissection
  • semi-automated tissue microarrayer
  • real time PCR
  • Affymetrix GeneChip system
  • Bio-Rad ProteinChip SELDI-TOF mass spectrometer

This equipment will allow us to refine genomic and proteomic analysis and analyze thousands of genes and proteins in hours. It will enable us to define biological fingerprints of individual conditions and translate that information to useful clinical tools. A powerful database with proprietary software will be needed to store clinical information gathered from laboratory tests.