The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

Science + Engineering... Conquering Cancer Together

Instrumentation

CellCelector: Automated single cell transfer

 

 

The CellCelector (Automated Lab Solutions, Germany) is a freely configurable tool for the automated transfer of single cells. It combines a robotic micromanipulator and image processing software to ensure the integrity and the survival rate of the cells. 

Molecular Devices Genepix Microarray Scanners

Genepix 4400: Microarray scanner with SL50 Automated Slide Loader

 

 

These systems include a laser with up to four excitation-wavelengths and sixteen emission-wavelength filters, allowing detection of a wide variety of fluorophores. It provides a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use solution for the acquisition and analysis of data from all types of arrays, including nucleic acids, proteins, tissues, and cells. The GenePix® SL50 Slide Loader is a high-precision robotic operation that ensures careful transfer and safe positioning of your precious microarray slides.

Available lasers: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow (635, 488, 635a, and 594 nm)

PicoCell: Integrated system for multispectral imaging cytometry 

An in-house system developed in the Love Laboratory. It performs multispectral (12+ channels) fluorescent imaging cytometry. 

Tecan HS 400 Pro Hybridization Station: Automated microarray slide processing

The HS 400 Pro Hybridization Station is an automated microarray processing system used during microengraving to process functionalized slides for pre-hybridization with an antibody, incorporating an automated nitrogen drying step. Liquid agitation during hybridization increases sensitivity, stringency and uniformity, and enables reduction of hybridization times. Comprehensive technology minimizes risk of hybridization artifacts, inter-slide segment carry-over and enhances consistency of results.