Equipment at NMSU Food Safety Laboratory

NMSU Food Safety Laboratory is a 3150 sq. ft. BSL 2 facility located at the New Mexico State University main campus. Current equipment located in the lab is listed below.

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  • illumina® MiSeq2 genome sequencer
  • Smart Cycler® (2 blocks) Automated real-time PCR system 16 sites/block
  • Pathatrix Auto® Re-Circulating Immunomagnetic Separation Instrument
  • Vitek2® Compact - Automated system for bacterial and fungal identification
  • BioRad® Real Time PCR System
  • Bead Retriever® Automated Immunomagnetic Separation Equipment
  • ABI 7500 Fast® Real Time PCR system
  • BAX® system - Automated amplification and detection system
  • VIDAS® Automated Immunoassay System (5 sections of 6 test each)
  • MagMAX® Express 96 Magnetic Particle Separator
  • MagNAPure Compact® - Automated Nucleic Acid Purification Instrument
  • Diversilab® and Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • Microplate reader Versamax®- wavelength range from 340 to 850 nm
  • Spectrophotometer - NanoVue Plus®
  • Spectrophotometer - Turner SP-830
  • Ultracentrifuge - Thermofisher® WX80 pH meters (2) Benchtop pH 420 Aplus
  • Water activity Meter (AquaLab)
  • Stomacher (4) Seward® 400 circulator (80-400ml capacity)
  • Stomacher (1) Seward® s model 3500 (1000-3500ml capacity)
  • Blenders (4) Oster® Laboratory Blenders
  • Sterile blender jars
  • Microcentrifuges (3)
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge Sorvall® RC5 - GSA, SS34 rotors
  • Clean Room for PCR (10'x14')
  • Clean room refrigerator - mini refrigerator
  • Clean room PCR Chamber 825-UVC Plas® Labs
  • Mini-centrifuges (2)
  • Walk-in Cold Room (10'x14')
  • Thermocycler Veriti 96 Well
  • Gel Electrophoresis equipment (3)
  • Biosafety cabinets (4) Class II Type A/B3, Class II Type A2, Thermo Series A2, Lab Conco® Purifier Class II
  • Chemical fume hoods (2)
  • Laminar flow hoods (2) Horizontal Flow Clean Benches HEPEX, Absolute Air Filter System
  • Steris® Autoclave - Gravity and Vacamatic® Sterilizer 24" x 36" x 48"
  • Steris® Glassware Washer Reliance 300 designed for cleaning glassware, plastic ware and metal goods typically used in research and quality control laboratories.
  • MilliQ® water system - 160 liter storage tank support capacity
  • Incubators (3) IS72GD 55 50 cu ft, 2x IS33SDF 25 cu ft.
  • Refrigerators (2) Isotemp® Plus, Symphony
  • Ultra cold freezer -86°C Ultra Low Freezer
  • Freezers (2) Laboratory Biomedical Solutions -20°C
  • Drying oven - max temperature 288°C/550°F
  • Shaking incubators(2) Gyromax® 737
  • Shaking waterbath Gyromax® 929
  • Waterbaths (6) - Precision, Lab line, Shel Lab, Techne, VWR
  • Microscopes (2) Zeiss®, Micromaster
  • Balances (6) 2x CP22025 max 2200g, Ohaus max 4100g, Mettler Toledo max 12200g, GF200 max 2100g, BL210s Analytical Balance max 210g
  • Micropipettors, multichannel micropipettors