The following are major instruments used to provide services in the Protein and Monoclonal Antibody Production Core.
GE ÄKTA Pure FPLC
AKTA pure is a flexible and intuitive chromatography system for fast purification of proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids from microgram levels to tens of grams of target product.
Hamilton ClonaCell® EasyPick Platform
STEMCELL Technologies automated ClonaCell® EasyPick Platform merges the rapid selection and cloning of cells using ClonaCell® media with Hamiltons 30 years of experience in robotics to meet the needs of cell line development for biologics production. The core uses automated high throughput technologies for antibody production.
The MicroCal Auto-iTC200 is a fully automated, low volume, highly sensitive isothermal titration calorimeter. It delivers direct, label-free in solution measurement of all binding parameters in a single experiment. Applications include characterizing molecular interactions of small molecules, proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids, lipids, and other biomolecules. ITC (Isothermal Titration Calorimetry) can be used to determine binding affinities and kinetics of protein and ligand (e.g., DNA, proteins, lipids, compounds) interactions.
Beckman Coulter Analytical Ultracentrifugation (AUC)
AUC (Analytical Ultracentrifugation) for determining macromolecular assembly/oligomerization constants.
Bio-Layer Interferometry OCTET (BLI OCTET)
Octet systems enable real-time, label-free analysis for the determination of kinetics, affinity, and antibody/protein quantitation. Based on Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI), this fluidics-free instrument platform offers a number of advantages over traditional label-free techniques like Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR). OCTET (BLI; Bio-Layer Interferometry) for determining binding affinities and kinetics of protein and ligand (e.g. DNA, proteins, compounds) interactions.
Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF)
Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF) using Roche thermal cycler for high throughput protein stability measurements and inhibitor screening.
Size-Exclusion Chromatography Multi-Angle Light Scattering (SEC-MALS)
Size-Exclusion Chromatography Multi-Angle Light Scattering (SEC-MALS) for sample purity, molecular weight composition and oligomerization state determination.