School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Facilities


Spectroscopy / Surface Science

Facilities and equipment in the Microscopy Suite include:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer
  • Fourier-transform Infra-red (FTIR) Spectrometer (Research) / Raman Spectrometer
  • Fourier-transform Infra-red (FTIR) Spectrometer (Teaching)
  • Ultraviolet Spectrometer
  • Contact Angle Goniometer
  • Texture Analyser

Microscopy Suite

Facilities and equipment in the Microscopy Suite include:

  • Digital Instruments/Veeco - MultiMode Nanoscope IV Atomic Force Microscope, encompassing TappingMode/Contact Mode; Force Spectroscopy, Chemical Force Microscopy (CFM), Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM).
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) Carl Zeiss LSM 710. Imager.Z2. Lasers: 405 nm, 453 nm, 458 nm, 488 nm, 514 nm, 633 nm.
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) Carl Zeiss LSM 510. AxioPlan 2 with AxioCam HRc camera. Lasers: 488 nm, 543 nm, 633 nm.
  • Calcium Imaging Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy -Carl Zeiss Axioskop 2 with LSM 5 Pascal Exciter
  • Live Cell Imaging -Carl Zeiss Axiovert 200M (inverted) with incubator (temp, humidity and CO2 control); brightfield, phase, DIC and fluorescence; optigrid; x5 - x100 objectives; Volocity 5.2 software (Improvision).
  • Total Internal Reflectance Microscopy (TIRF) - Carl Zeiss Axiovert 200M (inverted) with laser (488 nm); brightfield, phase, DIC and fluorescence; microinjection; ´5 - ´100 objectives; AxioVision 4.7.1 software (Carl Zeiss).
  • Laser Capture Micro Dissection (LCMD) - Arcturus Varitas Microdissection Instrument (Model 704: IR capture laser and UV cutting laser with epi-fluorescence) for removing individual cells or multi-cellular structures tissue sections.

Pharmaceutics Laboratories

Facilities and equipment in the pharmaceutics laboratories include:

  • Buchii B-290 Spray Drier
  • Tabletting Machine
  • Particle Sizer
  • Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS) Apparatus

Analytical

  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) / Atomic Emission Spectrometer (AES)

Biomedical

  • Tissue Culturing
  • Flow Cytometer