Techniques applied at the group of Bioanalytics and Microanalytical Systems

Separation and concentration techniques:

  • Crossflow Filtration (ultra- and microfiltration)
  • Immunomagnetic Separation
  • Monolithic Affinity Filtration
  • Monolithic Ion Chromatography

Analytical Microarrays:

  • Protein microarrays (e.g. detection of microorganism, proteotoxins)
  • DNA microarrays (e.g. detection of microorganism, viruses, eucaryotic cells)
  • Hapten microarrays (Detection of small organic molecules)
  • Chemiluminescence imaging Flow-based microarray analysis platform (MCR3)
  • Surface chemistry with PEG hydrogels Microarray production (contact microarrayer, BioRad; Ink Jet, GeSIM )

Reference Analytics at IWC

  • Mass spectrometry (Orbitrap)
  • HPLC
  • GC
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • UV-VIS Spectroscopy
  • IR Spectroscopy

Microbiology and Molecular Biology:

  • Real-Time PCR (Lightcycler 480, Roche) for bacteria and viruses
  • Colilert 2000 (IDEXX) for quantification of E. coli and Coliforms
  • Membran filtration and selective cultivation (Bio 2)
  • Flow Cytometry for bacteria quantification

Laboratory for Working with Pathogenic Bacteria and Viruses (Bio2)

2 x Microarray Chip Reader (MCR 3, GWK Präzisionstechnik)
LegioTyper (MCR R, GWK Präzisionstechnik)
Flow Cytometer (Partec Cube 6)
Real-Time PCR (Roche Lightcycler 384)
PCR Safety Cabinet
Safety Cabinet
Ink-Jet Microdispensing Roboter (Scienion S1)
Incubator Shaker and Incubator
Bioaerosol Chamber
SPR-Biosensor (Biacore)
Orbitrap - MS

Laboratory for Chemical Preparation and Plaque Assays

Safety Cabinet

Laboratory for MAF Synthesis and Toxin Analysis

2 x Fume Hood (Security level)
MAF Concentrator

Laboratory for Microfluidics and Nanoparticle Synthesis

Fume Hood
CraftPlotter Graphtec
Freezer and Refrigerator

Laboratory for Immunoassays

ELISA Reader
ELISA Washer
Fume Hood

Laboratory for Microarray Technology

2 x Contact Printing Roboter (BioRad)
Ultrapure Lab Water Systems
Fume Hood

Technology Center

Crossflow Ultrafiltration Unit
-80 Freezer