Faculty Core Facility
Address: L6-11, 6/F, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam Hong Kong

Tel: 39177557
Fax: 29864297
E-mail: corefac@hku.hk

Equipment — Molecular Sample Preparation and Analysis



BioRad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System


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Fragment Analyzer Automated CE System


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Roche LightCycler480 II Real-time PCR

  • 384-well thermal block for high throughput experiment.
  • Therma-Base technology for rapid and accurate temperature adjustment and exceptional well-to-well temperature homogeneity.
  • Advanced optical system for robust and accurate capturing of all data simultaneously.
  • Great performance in qualitative target detection, quantitative gene expression, and mutation analysis.
  • Detailed configuration - LightCycler480

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Labcyte Echo550 Acoustic Liquid Handler

  • A nanoliter liquid handler transfers liquid from 2.5nl - 1ul (in multiples of 2.5nl) using the acoustic energy.
  • Dynamic Fluid Analysis allows transfer various liquid based its fluids properties without user calibrations.
  • Touchless transfer technology therefore no tips or pin are required thus dramatically reduces the possibility of carry-overs and cross-contaminations.
  • Can be used in high throughput compound screenings and genomics’ samples preparation with high precision and accuracy.
  • Detailed Configuration - Echo550

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Formulatrix Mantis Liquid Handler

  • A nanoliter liquid handler transfers liquid from 0.1 ul (in multiples of 0.1ul).
  • High throughput dispensing from pipette tips or centrifuge tube (as a reservoir).
  • High precision and accuracy dispensing for various application include NGS sample preparation, cell based assays, qPCR reaction plate preparation, immunoassays/AlphaLISA, assay development and optimization.
  • Detailed Configuration - Mantis

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Diagenode BioruptorPico UltraSonication System

  • An all-in-one ultrasonication shearing system optimized for fragmentation of cell/chromatic/nucleic acid/protein for various molecular application
  • With built-in cooling system ensures high precision temperature control resulting in higher quality samples. 
  • High throughput sonication in parallel of up to 16 samples with continuous rotation of tubes allows even distribution of the energy for efficient sonication.
  • Option of 0.1, 0.2, 0.65, 1.5 or 15 ml sealed tubes, which enable shearing micro-volumes from 5 µl to 2 ml
  • Detailed Configuration - Bioruptor Sonicator System

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Qubit Fluorometric Quantitation


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