Through its Research Infrastructure Initiative , the BRC has contributed to equipment purchases valued at over $800,000 since 2006. The approach to housing this instrumentation mirrors the PI-centric mindset of our members resulting in equipment that is distributed across all Colleges and Schools at Michigan Tech. The BRC Virtual Lab is designed to consolidate BRC funded equipment to enhance usability and simplify access to these resources. Guidelines for Requesting BRC Equipment Matching Funds.


Equipment Information


PGA-400 Single Photon Avalanche Diode
(Princeton Lightwave)
InGaAs/InP avalanche photodetector allows for the detection
of single photons in the wavelength range from 0.95 to 1.65 µm
Contact: Lee, K.
Location: Physics Department


Actical Physical Activity Monitors (Philips Respironics)
Ability to collect up to 32 MB of physical activity and steps,
review data trends in customizable line charts or actograms,
and calculate physical activity, energy expenditure,
and step statistics
Contact: Durocher
Location: Room 501, Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building


FluoView 1000 Confocal Microscope (Olympus)
Uses lasers and high-end optics to take 3D images of cells,
tissue, and nanomaterials, without destroying the sample
Contact: Bi
Location: Room S012, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building


MiSeq Sequencer (Illumina)
Benchtop sequencer that can produce 2 x 250 paired-end reads
and up to 8.5 Gb of data in a single run, allowing the assembly
of small genomes or target variants with unmatched accuracy
Contact: Gailing
Location: Forest Resources & Environmental Sci. Department


2720 Thermal Cycler (Applied Biosystems)
96-well thermal cycler is ideal for both basic PCR and
cycle-sequencing applications using 0.2 mL reaction tubes
or 96-well reaction plates
Contact: Gailing
Location: Forest Resources & Environmental Sci. Department


VIP Series -86°C Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer
(Panasonic)
Features new Panasonic Cool Safe refrigeration systems
designed to deliver energy-saving, high performance cooling,
designed for long-term preservation of biologicals
Contact: Busov
Location: Forest Resources & Environmental Sci. Department


BD Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer
(BD Biosciences)
A laser-based, biophysical technology employed in cell
counting, cell sorting, biomarker detection, and protein engineering
Contact: Goldman
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department


Nano eNabler (Bioforce Nanosciences)
Multifunctional surface patterning platform for dispensing attoliter
to femtoliter volumes of biomolecules, nanoparticles, and other
liquids onto a wide variety of surfaces
Contact: Minerick
Location: Room 313, M&M Building


Ultrasonic Particle Generator (Sonaer 241PG)
2.4 MHz fluoropolymer coated ultrasonic nebulizer
used to convert low viscosity liquids into fine particles
Contact: Frost
Location: Room 313, M&M Building


Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide Controller with Hypoxia Chamber
for Cell Culture (Biospherix ProOx C21)
Used for culturing cells under varying oxygen
and carbon dioxide conditions
Contact: Zhao
Location: Room 414, M&M Building


Microbalance (Mettler Toledo XP26)
Microbalance with 0.001 mg readability
Contact: Gretz
Location: Great Lakes Research Center, Room 223


Leica Cryo-Ultramicrotome (Leica Ultracut with EM FCS)
Low temperature sectioning system for biological and
industrial samples at temperatures as low as -185°C
Contact: Mills
Location: M&M Building, Room 617


Nikon Research Microscope with Leica Digital Camera
(Nikon Eclipse E400, Leica DFC295)
Light and fluorescence microscope with phase optics and
digital color camera for real-time image capture
Contact: Busov
Location: J.P. Noblet Forestry Building, Room G012


Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
with Autosampler

(Series 7683) (Agilent/HP 5896N/5973 )
High performing mass selective detector with selective ion
monitoring (SIM) and high-energy dynode (HED) electron
multiplier detector
Contact: Wusirika, Datta
Location: J.P. Noblet Forestry Building, Room G012

Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Selective Detector
with Autosampler
(Hewlett-Packard Series 1100)
Mass spectrometer with quadrupole based atmospheric
pressure ionization (API), capable of doing both electrospray
ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization
(APCI)
Contact: Wusirika, Datta
Location: J.P. Noblet Forestry Building, Room 155


Veriti PCR Thermal Cyclers (Applied Biosystems)
96-well thermal cycler for PCR optimization
and in vitro diagnostic use
Contact: Joshi, Gailing
Location: Forest Resources & Environmental Sci. Department


Axiovert 200 ApoTome Microscope (Zeiss)
Used for three dimensional fluorescence visualization
Contact: Mills
Location: M&M Building Room 340

Confocal Microscope (BioVision Technologies)
Used for three dimensional fluorescence visualization
Contact: Song
Location: Biology Department

Parylene Deposition System (Specialty Coating Systems)
Polymeric vapor phase conformal coating material
Contact: Ong, Neuman
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

Zeiss AxioCam MRm Camera ( Zeiss)
Used for In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging
Contact: Goldman
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

Endeavor 90-I (Aapptec)
Automated Peptide Synthesizer
Contact: Thompson
Location: Chemistry Department

Ion Chromatograph System 900 (Dionex Corp.)
Integrated, single-channel ion chromatography system
Contact: Datta
Location: Biology Department

StepOnePlus RT PCR System (Applied Biosystems)
96-well, low-throughput, Real-Time PCR instrument
Contact: Wusurika
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

StepOnePlus RT PCR System (Applied Biosystems)
96-well, low-throughput, Real-Time PCR instrument
Contact: Joshi
Location: Forest Resources & Environmental Sci. Department

Siever's Nitric Oxide Analyzer (GE Instruments)
Detection system for Nitric Oxide analysis
Contact: Frost
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

Olympus SZX16 Stereomicroscope (Leeds)
Advanced research grade microscope
Contact: Goldman
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

QIAxel System (Qiagen)
Automated genetic marker analysis
Contact: Gailing
Location: J.P. Noblet Forestry Building, Room 181

APP Cyclic Pressure Control System (APP)
Generates cyclic pressure at defined intervals
Contact: Goldman
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

GeneSpring Software (Agilent)
Microarray data analysis software
Contact: Busov, Joshi, Tsai, Harding
Location: Forest Resources & Environmental Sci. Department

Leica Critical Drying Device Model CPD 030 (Mager Sci.)
Gently dries biological specimens
Contact: Goldman
Location: Biomedical Engineering Department

Q-Imaging Digital Camera and RGB Filter (Nuhsbaum)
Camera and filter for microscope
Contact: Wusurika
Location: Biological Sciences Department

PU-2089 Quarternary HPLC pump (Jasco)
HPLC Quaternary low pressure gradient pump
Contact: Fang
Location: Chemistry Department