Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Research Facility



Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Dalhousie University
Saint John
New Brunswick (NB)

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) is home to a state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratory that supports the Research Chair in Occupational Medicine and three cardiovascular researchers.

The research program at DMNB was created through the support and dedication of the volunteers that successfully raised the $15 million funding necessary to establish the endowed Research Chair in Occupational Medicine, the biomedical research lab and the medical student research fund.

Research has an important role to play in the training of physicians as it has a positive impact on patients through the development of new methods and treatments.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Education

Contacts



Rattina Dasse Nadaradjan
rt713536@dal.ca
5069773453
Senior Lab Technologist
Dr. Keith Brunt
5066366974
Asst. professor

Thomas Pulinilkunnil
5066366973
Researcher

Equipment



Zetasizer
Malvern
ZEN5600 / ZETASIZER NANO-ZSP with 633nm HeNe LASER

Measures particle and molecule size from below a nanometer to several microns using dynamic light scattering, zeta potential and electrophoretic mobility using electrophoretic light scattering, and molecular weight using static light scattering. For more details, please see the link below:

http://www.malvern.com/en/products/product-range/zetasizer-range/default.aspx?gclid=CMyUlO_qjNACFQ4GhgodNmkPDg

2013

In-Vivo Xtreme Small Animal Imaging system
Bruker
Xtreme

Small Animal Imaging including Zebra Fish: X-Ray and Fluorescence

2016

Inverted Fluorescent Microscope
Zeiss
AXiO Observer

Multimodal imaging of living and fixed specimens.

Brightfield, Fluorescent, 5X, 20X, 20X for Plates, 40X and 60X Oil Immersion.

2015

Molecular Imager
BioRad
PharosFX Plus

Fluorescence imaging applications, sensitive detection and analysis of DNA, RNA, or protein samples in gels, blots, or microplates.

2015

Myocyte Contractility
Horiba
D104

 Myocyte Contractility and Calcium ion Channel studies.

2015

Flow Cytometer
Beckman
Gallios

Cell counting, Cell sorting, Biomarker detection etc.

2013

Mircomanipulator
World Precision Instruments

Precise Microinjection of any biomolecules.

MANIPULATOR, RIGHT HANDED

2014

PCR
Life technologies and Eppendorf
Proflex and Nexus Gardient

Amplification of DNA

Proflex: 3 chambers and Nexus Gradient one chamber

2015

Radioisotope Hood
VWR

Ventilation hood for used for working with radiochemicals

Size: W 48" x H 95" x D 34"


Autoclave

Pressure chamber to carry out processes requiring higher pressure and temperature


Biological Safety Cabinet
VWR

Enclosed ventilated tabletop workspace for experiments requiring biocontainment.

2 available


Dry Bath Incubator

Controls temperatures of sample tubes for incubation in a dry environment

37C


Incubator
Thermo Scientific

Used to grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures

3 available, 2 stackable, 1 is set at 55C


Ultra Low Freezer

Ultralow freezer for sample storage

-80C, 4 available, 1 Thermo Scientific, 1 Forma Thermo Scientific, 2 U410 VWR


Digital Imaging Microscope

Digital Microscope that can image objects of observation


Liquid Nitrogen Storage System
Thermo Scientific
Cryoplus

Stores samples in ultracool conditions with liquid nitrogen


Plate Reader
Fisher Scientific
Synergy

Detects physical, chemical, and biological events in samples

2 available


Spectrophotometer
Nanodrop

Measures  the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength

2 available


Bacteria Incubator/Shaker
Thermo Scientific

An incubator that is agitated to provide an optimal growth environment for bacteria


Liquid Scintillation Analyzer
Perkin Elmer

Measures the activity of a radioactive sample


Ultracentrifuge
Thermo Scientific

High speed centrifuge used to separate immiscible liquids

3 available


Chromatography Refrigerator
Thermo Scientific

Used for medical experiments where medical samples and procedures require precise temperature settings and stability


Isolated Heart System
ADI Radnoti

Allows for experimentation on hearts while monitoring cardiac parameters


Hybridization Oven
VWR

Used for protein identification

3 Available


Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography

Used to separate samples into its components


Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography
BioRad

Used to analyze or purify mixtures of proteins


Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
ABI

Monitors the amplification of a targeted DNA molecule during the PCR  in real-time


Confocal Microscope

Super Resolution/ Super Sensitivity Microscopy


Electroporator
BioRad

Applies an electric field to cell in order to increase the permeability of cell membranes


Capillary Electrophoresis RNA
Qiaxcel

Electrokinetic separation in submillimeter diameter capillaries and in micro- and nanofluidic channels for RNA


Capillary electrophoresis DNA
Qiaxcel

Electrokinetic separation in submillimeter diameter capillaries and in micro- and nanofluidic channels for DNA


Hypercyt System

Automated High-throughput flow cytometry for analyzing particles in suspension.


Cryostat

An apparatus for taking very fine slices of tissue while it is kept very cold

2 available


Chemidoc
BioRad

Chemiluminescence detection, stain free imaging for visualization of proteins and protein transfers to blots


Centrifuge
Fisher Scientific
Eppendorf

Used to separate immiscible liquids

4 available


Water Bath
VWR

Incubates samples at a constant temperature

5 available, 1 with shaker


Automatic Tissue Processor
Leica

Dehydration and filtration of tissue samples


Embedding station
Leica

Embed routine tissue samples into paraffin blocks for microtome sectioning


Microtome
Leica

Cuts thin slices of material, for microscopy samples.


Myocyte Harvesting System
IonOptix
SYS-Hyperswitch

System used to harvest muscle cells


Perfusion Mouse/Rat System
ADI Radnoti

Used for the examination of cardiac inotropic, chronotropic and vascular effects on mice and rats

Including Force Transducer


Blot Scanner
Mandel
C Digit

Digitally copies blot paper for chemilumenecent western blot


Water Purification Unit
Sci-Med
Aqua Solutions Type 1

Purifies water for lab usage


Microplate
VWR
Epoch Biotek + Biotel Take 3

A plate that holds multiple small samples to be analyzed in a microplate reader

16 2 microliter samples


Bead Bath
VWR
Lab Armor

Keeps sample at a constant temperature in a dry environment

6L


High Efficiency Freezer

Used for cold storage of samples

-86C


Zebrafish Incubator

Zebrafish tank for research

See through lid, 25C - 40C


Yeast Incubator with Shaker
VWR

Incubates yeast while shaking to promote growth

Date submitted: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 3:03 PM
Date updated: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 3:06 PM

2018-08-22T15:07:07+00:00