Equipment and Facilities

Cell culture room

The Transgenic and Knockout Core's embryonic stem cell culture room is equipped with:

  • Two 6-foot tissue culture cabinets
  • Two incubators (37 degrees Celsius)
  • Two inverted microscopes
  • Water bath

Microinjection room

Equipment in the core's microinjection room includes:

  • Sutter Instrument P-97 Flaming/Brown-type micropipette puller
  • American Instrument Exchange MF-1 microforge
  • Olympus SZX12 stereo microscope
  • Olympus 1X70 inverted microscope
  • Leica DM1400B microscope
  • Water-jacketed CO2 incubator
  • Refrigerator and freezer

Mouse housing facility

All mice are housed in the core's 250-square-foot mouse barrier area, which is accredited by the AAALAC International.

Equipment includes:

  • 6-foot flow cabinet for microsurgery
  • Incubator
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Two Leica MZ6 stereo microscopes