Automated protein digestor robot


Automated protein digestor robot
Genomic Solutions
ProGest Protein Digestion Station and SPD SpeedVac

The ProGest Protein Digestion Station (Genomic Solutions®) is an automated system for in-gel and in-solution digestion of proteins for LC-MS/MS analysis. All washing, reduction, alkylation and enzymatic digestion steps are automatically performed using programmable temperature incubation cycles. The Methods Editor software allows complete control of every step, so specific programs can be tailored for challenging samples. This fully automated and enclosed system avoids cumbersome manual work and reduces external sources of contamination, such as skin keratins.

The SPD111V (Thermos Savant) vacuum concentrator is used for concentration or drying of biological and non-biological materials in all kinds of solvents. This device is consists of a concentrator, a vapor trap and a vacuum pump and is suitable for molecular biology applications. Peptide extracts are typically concentrated and/or dried-up prior to MS analysis to improve the levels of detection and remove volatile interferents.

Research Facility

Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia (NS)

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility (PCF) forms part of Dalhousie's CORES(Centralized Operation of Research Equipment and Support) program. The laboratory is located in the Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) and offers a full range of proteomics/metabolomics mass spectrometry (MS) based analytical services to Dalhousie’s scientific community and external clients. The laboratory is run by experts with more than 20 years of experience in MS who provide technical expertise and one-on-one support. The experiments and results generated in the lab have contributed to a long list of peer-reviewed publications. Check the FAQs section for commonly asked questions regarding sample submission. For more information on pricing or how to schedule an analysis, contact the PCF at (902) 494-8359 or​​​.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Education
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter


Alejandro Cohen Primary Contact
Scientific Director
Carla Ross
Director of Research Development

Date submitted: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 5:01 PM
Date updated: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 9:41 AM

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