Biolog GEN III OmniLog® Combo Plus System -ID & PM

Model: 
GEN III OmniLog® Combo Plus System -ID & PM
Make: 

Biolog’s OmniLog enables high throughput, automated kinetic cell assays on 50 microplates (4,800 wells) at a time. The instrument can be used with Biolog’s preconfigured PM phenotypic assay panels or with any other colorimetic assays. Microplates are read in place and they do not have to be transferred to a reader nor do the lids have to be removed during reading which, preserves sterile incubation conditions.

The applications includes:

  1. Advanced Identification of Gram negative and Gram Positive Aerobic bacteria, Yeasts, Filamentous fungi
  2. Phenotype MicroArray Analysis - characterization of bacteria, yeasts and fungi.

High-throughput phenotypic testing is increasingly important for exploring the biology of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and animal cell lines such as cancer cells. Just as DNA microarrays and proteomic technologies have made it possible to assay the level of thousands of genes or proteins all at once, phenotype microarrays make it possible to quantitatively measure thousands of cellular phenotypes all at once. The approach alsooffers potential for testing gene function and improving genome annotation. In contrast to molecular technologies, phenotypic testing is processed with living cells, thus providing comprehensive information about the performance of entire cells.

Status: 
Available
Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Microbiology, Industrial Biotechnology
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Department: 
Biotechnology and Food Technology
Building: 
Steve Biko Campus on S10 Level 0, Room No.10
Durban University of Technology,
70 Mansfield Rd
Berea
4001

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof Suren Singh
Phone: +27 31-373-5286
Email: singhs@dut.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R0
Per Sample
External: 
R350
Per Sample
Private Sector: 
R500
Per Sample
Time Spent Researching: 
60
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Time Spent Other: 
10
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R2,127,219
Year of Acquisition: 
2013