Shared Instrumentation

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is home to a number of general use pieces of research equipment. These resources are available to anyone doing research in DBI as well as to members of the academic life science community in Delaware. In some cases, specialized training and safety training is required prior to use of the equipment. For access to these resources, contact:
Robert Pekala
(302) 831-3439

Autoclaves for microbial and cell culture studies. (4x)  Manual: Beta Star 2038 Autoclave

Biological Safety Hoods for mammalian, viral, plants, and other specialized work.

Chemical Inventory Instructions

Cold Rooms 

Centrifuges (a range of rotors are available)

Ultracentrifuge Instructions

Superspeed Instructions

Analytical Ultra Centrifuge Beckman Coulter – Proteome Lab XL-1
Centrifuge – Eppendorf 5415 D (2x)
Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima LE-80K  Manual: Beckman Optima LE-80K Ultracentrifuge
Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima L-90K  Manual:  L-90K Ultra Manual
Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima XL-100K
Tabletop Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima Max Manual: Beckman Optima MAX MAX E Ultracentrifuge
Superspeed Centrifuge – Beckman Coulter Avanti J-25 Manual: Beckman Avanti J25 Centrifuge
Superspeed Centrifuge – Beckman Coulter Avanti J-20 Manual: Beckman Avanti J25 Centrifuge
Tabletop Centrifuge, refrigerated – Eppendorf 5810 R (2x) Manual: Eppendorf_5810R_Centrifuge_Manual
Tabletop Centrifuge, non-refrigerated – Eppendorf 5810 Manual: Eppendorf_5810R_Centrifuge_Manual

Diode Array Spectrophotometer – Beckman Coulter DU 7400  Manual: eq_manual_beckman_du700_

Glassware Washers (2x)

Gel Documentation Station – BioRad Gel Doc XR+ (2x)  Manual: biorad gel doc xr+

Bacterial Incubators – Yamamoto IC 600 (2x)
Incubator – VWR Scientific 1525
Incubator – VWR Scientific 550D
Fisher Scientific 650D (2x)

Liquid Chromatography – Äkta Explorer 100

Liquid Scintillation Counter – Beckman Coulter LS 6500

Typhoon FLA 9500 – Manual: Typhoon FLA 9500 UserManual

Real Time PCR – Bio Rad CFX 96 and 364 Bio-Rad-Maestro-Software

UV/VIS Spectrophotometer – Beckman Coulter DU 640 Manual:  beckman-du-600-series-

UV Transilluminators (2x)

Benchtop Platform Shaker – New Brunswick C-24
Floor Platform Shaker – New Brunswick C-25 (2x)

Water Purification Units available in each laboratory.

Nitrogen Tanks – how to change a tank. Liquid Nitrogen Tank Replacement Instructions