Facilities

EQUIPMENT

Our group investigates innovative biomaterials-based micro and nanotechnology platforms to improve the treatment of disease. In this scenario, our laboratory is comprised of three main equipment clusters: (A) Basic and advanced small equipment for production and characterization of polymers and drug-loaded carriers, (B) large equipment for production and characterization of polymers and drug-loaded carriers and (C) cell culture equipment for assessment of cell viability and drug uptake and trafficking.

(A)  Basic and advanced small laboratory equipment

  • BINDER ED-115 OVEN
  • 2MAG MIX 15 ECO MULTIPLE MAGNETIC STIRRER
  • HEIDOLPH RZR-2021 OVERHEAD STIRRER
  • HEIDOLPH MR Hei-Tec Plug & Play stirrers
  • Plate reader MULTISKAN GO FOR MICROPLATES with µDROP PLATE
  • PRECISA DIGITAL ANALYTICAL BALANCE MODEL ES 120A
  • BARNSTEAD SMART2PURE 3L UV/UF Water purification system
  • POLYTRON HOMOGENIZER PT-2500E
  • JULABO NEW RECIRCULATING COOLER F-250
  • ELMA S-30 ULTRASONIC BATH
  • ME-2C NT VACUUBRAND DIAPHRAGM VACUUM PUMP
  • SARTORIUS BASIC METER PB-11
  • TOUCH FAIRY VORTEX QSD
  • Rotavapor Buchi R-210/R-215
  • LABCONCO FREEZONE BENCH-TOP FREEZE-DRYING SYSTEM, 4.5 liters
  • Freezer HAIER -80oC

(B)  Large equipment 

  • Alliance HPLC chromatograph with software Empower 3, separation module e2695 and 2998 Photoiodide Array UV/Vis 2D detector (Waters Corp.)
  • GPC Waters 2707 with 1515 Isocratic HPLC pump, software Empower 3 and refractive index detector
  • Microwave reactor Synthos 3000 16HF100 with IR sensor, magnetic stirrer, SMS, exhaust silencer, Rotor 16HF100 fully equipped with 16 pressure vessels (Anton Paar)
  • Nano Spray Dryer B-90 Advanced (Buchi)
  • Nano Zetasizer Nano ZSP with Micro-rheology feature (Malvern)
  • NanoSight NS500-HSF for Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis with fluorescence mode (NanoSight/Malvern)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry DSC 5 with intracooler (Mettler-Toledo)
  • Encapsulator Buchi B-390 with concentric nozzle (Buchi)
  • 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus of 6 positions (Agilent)

(C)  Cell culture 

  • Biological hood
  • Microscope Nikon TS100 with fluorescence and camera control
  • Incubator
  • Freezers (-24oC and -80oC)
  • Bench autoclave
  • Thermostated bath
  • Extraction system