Grant & Technical Services
Equipment Resources on campus:
Stago STA-R Automated Coagulation analyzer for coagulation and immunoturbidmetric assays.
Dade Behring BNII Nephelometer for protein assays.
BioTek Elx808 Ultra Microplate Reader and a Molecular Devices Spectra Max 250 for fluorescence and absorbance ELISA and Kinetic assays.
Bio-Rad BioPlex Protein Array Systems for fluorescent bead-based Luminex technology to simultaneously analyze up to 100 targets in a single microplate well.
Perkin Elmer Wizard2 gamma counter for RIA.
Roche Elecsys2010 for specialized chemistries using electrochemiluminescence technology.
Roche Cobas Integra 400 Plus for general chemistries.
Beckman Coulter LH 500 cell counter
Tosoh G8 hematology analyzer
Beckman Coulter Z series particle counter for cell concentrations.
Polarstar Optima filter-based multidetection microplate reader offering 5 detection modes and simultaneous dual emission detection used for quantification of DNA by pico green method.
MJ Research Programmable thermocyclers (4) for PCR.
ABI Prism 7900 DNA Sequence Detector for TaqMan-based SNP analysis.
Thermo Scientific NanoDrop spectrophotometer for quantification of DNA
Vevo 770 High-resolution Imaging System (VisualSonics, Toronto, Ontario)
Beckman Counter Epics Elite Flow Cytometer
For anesthesia and surgery:
Steam and gas sterilization equipment
Anesthesia delivery systems
Vaporizers - isoflurane, halothane, sevoflurane
Ventilators - for all laboratory species
Surgical table - radio opaque with power lift
Stereoscopic dissecting microscopes
Surgical instruments - many specialized
Intensive care recovery caging
For mouse or rat surgery:
Side-by-side mouse surgery set-ups
Ziess Surgical Scopes, some with camera mounts
Ziess Stemi with camera and monitor (for training)
Water bath heating pads
Mini-vent, mouse ventilators
Topo Ventilator, rat
Inspira Ventilator, rat
Glass bead sterilizers
Rat cardiac probes
Mouse cardiac probes
Imaging station (integrated rail system for animal and probe)
Coda Non-invasive Blood Pressure System (8 channels
Monitoring and Measurement
ECG and hemodynamic monitoring
O2 and CO2 monitoring
Blood gas/electrolyte analysis
Blood pressure, volume
Blood flow - vascular and tissue
Dimensions - vascular and tissue
Temperature - thermocouple and optical
Fluoroscopy - digital image storage C-Arm
3D catheter-based imaging
Non-invasive monitoring - CPP, ICP, and ICT
Video activity monitoring - web-based, 24/7
Ablation delivery device
Pacemakers and leads
CPR programmable "thumper"
Fluid percussion delivery device
Heart-lung bypass pump
Microsurgery teaching laboratory
Dual head articulating microscopes (7)
Overhead LCD monitors
To learn more about collaborative use of equipment on campus, please contact
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
University of Vermont
University of Vermont Medical Center
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