Bio safety cabinet is available at the Microbiology Laboratory. These are among the most effective primary containment devices used in laboratories working with infectious agents. They act as primary barriers to prevent the escape of biological aerosols into the laboratory environment. This is important because most laboratory techniques (e.g.; centrifuging, pipetting, vortexing, sonicating) produce inadvertent aerosols that can be readily inhaled by the researcher.
Freeze dryer is available at the Biochemistry Laboratory. Freeze dryer, designed for routine applications. It has a maximum ice capacity of 4 kg, with ice condenser temperature of -85 °C that permits drying of samples with organic solvents such as alcohols. It is used to increase the shelf life of the products, such as live virus vaccines, biologics and other injectable. By removing the water from the material and sealing the material in a glass vial, the material can be easily stored, shipped, and later reconstituted to its original form for injection.
GAS- CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTRUM
This instrument is available at our Biochemistry laboratory. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical machine that composed of two major building blocks: the gas chromatograph and the mass spectrometer. It used to identify different substances within a test sample. Our research students used to investigate GC-MS include drug detection, fire investigation, environmental analysis, explosives investigation, and identification of unknown samples.
An orbital shaker is available in the Microbiology laboratory has a circular shaking motion with a slow speed (25-500 rpm). It is suitable for culturing microbes, washing blots, and general mixing. Some of its characteristics are that it does not create vibrations, and it produces low heat compared to other kinds of shakers, which makes it ideal for culturing microbes. Moreover, it can be modified by placing it in an incubator to create an incubator shaker due to its low temperature and vibrations.