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Fall 2011, Issue 13

Shared Instruments

Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center researchers have access to many research resources. The Core Facilities website lists Core Facilities (provide services and technical support), Service Centers (provide products), Shared Instruments (describe major instrumentation for use by multiple investigators), and Tissue Banking. Shared instruments that are organized into cores and centers (the majority for the Boston Campus) are found under Core Facilities/Service Centers.

The Core Facilities website lists shared instruments by campus, and provides access, fee, and contact information. Researchers may use some instruments at no cost, while use of others is fee-based or requires payment for consumables. Below is the current list of shared instruments on the Core Facilities website. The Office of the Vice Provost would like to make the Core Facilities website as comprehensive as possible, so if you know of a shared instrument that is not on this list, please contact Thuy Nguyen, Business Operations Manager, at (617) 636-3542 or (617) 627-6226, or thuy.nguyen@tufts.edu.

Boston Campus Shared Instruments listed on Core Facilities website:
(for additional instruments, see Core Facilities/Service Centers: Boston Campus)

  • Biomolecular NMR: Multidimensional, multinuclear spectroscopy
  • Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: Conformational state of a protein: Jasco 810
  • Mass Spectrometry: Composition/chemical structures of molecules
  • Phosphorimager: Visualization/quantitation of radioactivity on gels/TLC: Storm 620
  • SCIID: Cell-cell interactions, dynamic signaling: PerkinElmer spinning disk confocal

Medford/Somerville Campus Shared Instruments listed on Core Facilities website: (for additional instruments, see Core Facilities/Service Centers: Medford/Somerville Campus)

  • Analytical Ultracentrifuge: Determine mass of proteins in solution: Beckman XL-I
  • Array Reader: Scans/analyzes microarrays: Illumina Beadstation
  • CARMAweb Server for Micro-array Analysis: Genetics
  • EMBOSS Server: Genetics
  • EPR: Determine molecular structure: Bruker EMX
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Fluorescence emission/excitation spectra: Cary Eclipse
  • FTIR: Determine molecular structure: Nicolet Magna 760
  • High-performance Computing Cluster: General purpose scientific computing
  • ICP-AES: Trace concentrations of metals in solution: Leeman Labs PS-1000
  • Keck/DURIP Lab: Biophysical characterization: multiple instruments
  • Mass Spectrometry (GCMS): Determine molecular mass: Shimadzu QP-5050A
  • Mass Spectrometry (LCMS): Determine molecular mass: Thermo LTQ
  • Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS): Mass of peptides/proteins: Bruker Microflex
  • Metabolic Engineering Core: Small molecule analysis: multiple instruments
  • NMR: Determine molecular structure: Bruker 300 MHz, Bruker 500 MHz
  • Research Storage: General purpose research storage
  • TERC: High resolution imaging: Confocal/multi-photon microscopy
  • Visualization Wall: Large scale visualization capabilities

Grafton Campus Shared Instruments listed on Core Facilities website:
(for additional instruments, see Core Facilities/Service Centers: Grafton Campus)

  • Analytical Flow Cytometer: Count and examine microscopic particles: Accuri C6
  • Bone Scanner: Measures bone density: Instron Model 8511
  • Cardiology/Ultrasound Machine: Ultrasound images: GE Vivid Echo System
  • Digital High Resolution Gamma Camera: Digital gamma images: IS2 NuCamma
  • Digital X-ray Machine: X-ray images: Huestis Medical
  • Helical CT Scanner: Tomography images: Picker PQ 5000
  • Linear Accelerator for Small Animals: Radiation therapy: Siemens Primus
  • MRI: Imaging small animals, parts of large animals: Siemens Symphony 1.5 Tesla
  • Pencil Beam Scanner: Measures bone density: Hologic QDR 4500A DXA scanner
  • Radiology/Ultrasound Machine: Ultrasound images: Philips HDI – 3000 ATL
  • Radiology/Ultrasound Machine: Ultrasound images: Philips HDI – 5000
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance: Binding studies: Biacore X
  • Ultrasound Machine: Ultrasound images: Ausonics Impact portable machine
  • Ultrasound Machine: Ultrasound images: Matrix Video Imager Model 1020
  • X-ray Machine: Quantum Medical Imaging
  • X-ray Machine with Fluoroscopy: Shimadzu RS-110 90/30 R/F with InfiMed FC 2000
  • X-ray Machine with Fluoroscopy: Philips Maximus C1250
  • X-ray Image Processor: Kodak Direct View CR850

For more information, or to suggest an addition to the Shared Instruments list, please contact Thuy Nguyen, Business Operations Manager, (617) 636-3542 or (617) 627-6226, thuy.nguyen@tufts.edu.

 

 

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