The Institute has brand-new, state-of-the-art laboratories that are fully equipped for molecular and genetic research studies.
CCIA has facilities for banking of human tumour specimens, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), microscopy, live cell imaging, proteomic analysis and real-time PCR analysis.
CCIA works very closely with the University of New South Wales and has access to centres such as the Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Function Analysis.
Some of the equipment CCIA uses includes:
ACRF Drug Discovery Centre
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR liquid handling workstation (including STAR liquid handler, Liconic automated CO2 incubator, SpectraMax multimode plate reader and Biotek plate washer) for high throughput screening of chemical compounds in 96-, 384-, or 1536-well microtitre plates.
Hamilton NIMBUS liquid handling robot (based within a SafeMate Biological Safety Cabinet Class II) for smaller-scale screening of chemical compounds in 96-well microtitre plates.
Thermo Scientific ‘Multidrop 384’ liquid dispenser with RapidStak plate stacker for rapid dispensing of liquid reagents or cells to 96- or 384-well microtitre plates.
Invitrogen Countess Automated Cell Counter for rapid and reproducible counting of live cells in culture.
Real Time PCR Systems
Two ABI 7900 machines including the capability of running the 384-well Taqman Low Density Array work
Eppendorf robot workstations for PCR set-up.
Zeiss Axiovert 200M fluorescent microscope
BD 4-colour flow cytometer FACSCalibur
BD 6-colour flow cytometer FACSCanto
BD FACSVantage Cell sorter
2D electrophoresis system
GE Healthcare Ettan Spot Picker
GE Healthcare Typhoon Imager