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Biotechnology area

Biotechnology area

SERVICETECHNIQUES/EQUIPMENTRESPONSIBLE/S

The department has a large variety of facilities for carrying out tests, studies, reports, projects, experiments, analyses, and synthesis relating to chemical engineering. Of note are the areas of polymers and plastics, environment, processes and biotechnology, corrosion, nanotechnology, surface treatment, artistic heritage and fibres.

Services can be hired ranging from short services with rapid, simple results to large applied research or development projects in cooperation with other companies or institutions, with opportunities for government funding.

Furthermore, professional continuing education courses can be organized within the areas of expertise of different lecturers. For further information, contact each lecturer or the department secretary directly (secretaria.eqarrobaGupc.edu).

Cell cultures
  • Biosafety laminar flow hood
  • CO2 incubator
  • Inverted microscope
  • Cryogenic container
GBMI
Crystallization of proteins
  • Crystallization laboratory
  • Centrífuges
  • Temperature-controlled chambers
  • Liquid N2 freezers
GBMI
MACROM
Enzymology sstudies
  • Orbital agitators
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometer
GBMI
Protein analysis
  • Category 3 radioactive laboratory with liquid scintillation counter
  • Electrophoresis equipment with accessories for bidimensional electrophoresis and Western blotting
  • Gel photography system
GBMI
MACROM
Molecular modelling of drugs
  • Processor cluster
  • Access to CEPBA, CESCA and the BSC
  • InsightII, Macromodel, Glide, MOE, Autodock, GRID and AMBER software
IMEM
Structural determination of proteins
  • X-ray diffraction equipment
  • Polarized-light microscopes
MACROM
Protein purification
  • Thermocycler
  • Incubator
  • Centrifuges for volumes ranging from microliters to litres
  • Complete chromatography units
  • Vertical and horizontal electrophoreses units
  • Autoclave
MACROM
Biosynthesis of polymers
  • Fermenters
  • Tangential filtration equipment
  • Large-volume centrifuges
  • Freeze-dryer
JBS
GBMI
POL
Biodegradation of polymers
  • Degradation and biodegradation laboratory
POL
PSEP
Food analysis
  • Food laboratory
CRESCA
Quality management in the food industry
  • Specific databases and standards
CRESCA
HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) plans
  • Analysis and monitoring equipment
CRESCA