Bioanalyzer Core Facility
The CMMT and CFRI Bioanalyzer Core Facility was established in 2003 with the assistance of an equipment grant from CFRI. This core facility provides researchers at CMMT, CFRI and within the Greater Vancouver community access to the state-of-the-art microfluidics-based functionality of the Bioanalyzer from Agilent Technologies (Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer System).
The 2100 Bioanalyzer system enables rapid, accurate and reproducible analysis of the quality and composition of RNA, DNA and protein samples with exceptionally small sample quantities and with many advantages over gel electrophoresis methods. It is the standard method utilized for qualitative and quantitative analysis of RNA samples prior to analysis on microarray systems.
Since its inception, the facility has analyzed over 11,000 samples for 45 UBC research groups at the CMMT, CFRI, Michael Smith Labs, iCapture, iCORD, Microbiology, and Botany, as well several industry research groups.
The CMMT/CFRI BioAnalyzer Core Facility offers you access to the advanced functionality of the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer. The Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer uses lab-on-a-chip technology to provide improved analysis of RNA, DNA, and proteins through:
The facility currently keeps the following LabChip kits in stock typically providing same or next day service.
The facility is able to provide analyses utilizing the following LabChip kits, though they are not kept in stock. Please contact us for further information.
BioAnalyzer results will usually be sent via email and can be completed as quickly as the same day as sample submission. Results are viewed and analyzed and printed using the free Agilent 2100 expert software (this is the same analysis software used by the facility).
If you do not have a system that can run the Agilent 2100 expert software, please contact us for assistance with other options.
For CMMT and CFRI labs, the cost per sample for the RNA Nano analysis is approximately $8.60. A charge of approx. $6.95 will be applied for each un-used well on a chip. These empty well charges are minimized by submitting samples in multiples of the number of wells on a chip (see LabChip Kit table above) or when samples from other users are run on the same chip. Please enquire for pricing if your group is from outside of the CMMT/CFRI or for other kits.
If you are not sure if the Agilent 2100 technology is suitable for your research needs, please contact us about running a couple of your samples for free.
Monthly billing for services is either by Journal Voucher for UBC researchers or invoice.
For your convenience, we have set up a service contact form. Please feel free to use this form to contact us regarding our laboratory services.
For additional information and to arrange to submit samples please contact:
CMMT/CFRI Bioanalyzer Core Facility
Attention: Ms. Liz Hui
The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue, Room A3-193
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Direct: +1 (604) 875-3814
Fax: +1 (604) 875-2494