Whats New

2016
05
Oct

DasBox small scale multi fermentation system (75-200ml).

The Genomic Repository Unit is happy to announce the introduction of a second DasBox small scale multi fermentation system (75-200ml). This unit is very similar to the already installed system, with an extra feature: Off Gas analyzer.

The Off Gas analyzer permits to measure the levels of CO2 and O2 in the exhaust of the bioreactors, which can be used to calculate the rates of oxygen and carbon dioxide consumption/production, and from it to calculate the net growth rates.

This system, as the previous unit, is suitable for a many applications, among which the most common are:

  • Replicate fermentation experiments.
  • Develop upstream processes (USP: using Batch & Fed-Batch fermentations).
  • Long term fermentations using chemostat or turbidostat modes (e.g. – for evolution of cell lines).
  • Long/short term competition experiments.

For more information feel free to contact Dr. Ghil Jona at 08-9346026, and Dikla Levi at 08-9346027

 

2015
04
Feb

Blue Pippin

The platform features the ability for targeted size selection of DNA fragments (90bp-50kb) with minimal effort for the purpose of Next-Generation Sequencing. Target sizes or ranges of sizes are entered in software, and fractions are collected in buffer. Up to 5 samples per gel cassette may be run, with no possibility of cross contamination. The Blue Pippin can also use SDS-agarose gel cassettes to collect targeted protein sizes from complex samples for biomarker or protein modification studies.

For more information feel free to contact Dr. Dudu Pilzer or Muriel Chemla at 08-9344435

2014
05
Nov

DasBox

We are happy to announce the introduction of DasBox, a small scale multi fermentation system (75-200ml), that permits to grow in parallel up to 4 cultures of microorganisms (e.g. - bacteria & yeast). The system is very sophisticated and enables to measure and regulate over a dozen distinct variables, using an array of either simple or complex conditional functions that can be induced manually or based on the output values from the different measured variables.

This system is suitable for a many applications, among which the most common are:

  • Replicate fermentation experiments.
  • Develop upstream processes (USP: using Batch & Fed-Batch fermentations).
  • Long term fermentations using chemostat or turbidostat modes (e.g. – for evolution of cell lines).
  • Long/short term competition experiments.

For more information feel free to contact Dr. Ghil Jona at 08-9346026

2014
28
Oct

Irradiation news

The Biological Services unit strives to offer its clients the most innovative, progressive services.

In order to keep up with the changes in the irradiation field, early August 2014 the biological services unit has purchased a state of the art X-Ray biological irradiator (suitable  both for small animal and specimen irradiation) , the XRAD 320 by Precision X-Ray (PXI).

The facility enables a wide range of experimental investigations, particularly in the field of biology and plant genetics. Almost anything can be irradiated, from all types of test tubes, cells  and seeds and plants etc. The unit is located in the X-Ray building.