Small Instrument Fleet Technologies 

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Small Instrument Fleet Technologies 

NYU Langone’s Small Instrument Fleet offers researchers access to  polymerase chain reaction systems and advanced imaging tools. 

Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System

The Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System is a 96-well polymerase chain reaction instrument that uses LED three-color optical recording to produce quantitative results.  Intuitive data analysis software and advanced instrumentation allow our researchers to pursue genomic projects. Learn more about the Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s website.

Bio-Rad CFX96 and CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System

The Bio-Rad CFX96 and CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection Systems are six-channel systems featuring advanced optical technology with thermal control. Both deliver dependable data collection and quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis. More information about the Bio-Rad CFX96 and CFX384 Touch is available at the Bio-Rad website.


The Bioruptor®, made by Diagenode, is a sonication system that uniformly processes multiple samples in sealed tubes to avoid cross-contamination. Our researchers use this for shearing chromatin or DNA, cell lysis, and other applications. This instrument is in the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, no. 3 cold room. A recirculating water chiller and six-tube adaptor are available to our researchers. Read more about the Bioruptor® at Diagenode’s website.

EVOS FL Color Imaging System

The EVOS® FL Color Imaging System, made by Thermo Fisher Scientific, is an integrated digital microscope featuring four-color fluorescence and transmitted-light applications. This instrument allows researchers to perform high-definition imaging of fluorescent and colorimetrically stained samples. Learn more about the EVOS® FL Color Imaging System at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s website. 

GE Typhoon Trio

The GE Typhoon Trio is an imaging system that uses three lasers to allow excitation and visualization of a wide wavelength range. Instrument applications can be used for analysis of fluorescent-stained protein gels, Western blots, and nucleic acid stains, as well as two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis. Researchers use GE’s ImageQuant TL Software for data analysis. For more information about GE’s Typhoon Trio, please see the user guide.

GenePix 4000B Microarray Scanner

The GenePix® 4000B Microarray Scanner includes advanced data analysis with GenePix® Pro Microarray Image Analysis Software and Acuity® Microarray Informatics Software. Researchers assess nucleic acid, protein, tissue, and cell microarrays. This imaging system uses two wavelengths to reduce scanning time and increase accuracy. Read more about the GenePix® 4000B Microarray Scanner at Molecular Devices’ website.

LI-COR Odyssey Fc Imaging System

The Odyssey® Fc Imaging System, made by LI-COR, uses two channel near-infrared fluorescence to produce accurate digital images of DNA gels and Western blots. Researchers can simplify chemiluminescent imaging with limited instrument adjustments or multiple exposures. Image Studio software provides rapid analysis. More information about the Odyssey® Fc Imaging System is available on LI-COR’s website. 

LI-COR Odyssey Infrared Imaging System

The LI-COR Odyssey® Infrared Imaging System uses near-infrared fluorescence to provide a wide linear dynamic range and better sensitivity than chemiluminescence. The system can provide Western blot analysis, DNA gels, protein arrays, and many other applications.

FlexStation 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

The FlexStation® 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader, made by Molecular Devices, is a benchtop device with numerous biochemical- and cell-based applications. The instrument can be used for fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, and luminescence assays. It uses SoftMax® Pro 7 Data Acquisition and Analysis Software. 

NanoDrop 8000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

The NanoDrop 8000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, made by Thermo Fisher Scientific, enables researchers to measure up to 8 microvolume protein and nucleic acid samples simultaneously and to evaluate the purity of samples as small as 1 μL. The NanoDrop 8000 comes with intuitive software for data analysis. Learn more about the NanoDrop 8000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s website. 

Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer

The Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer provides sizing, quantitation, and quality control of total RNA, messenger RNA, and DNA on a chip format. For more information, see NYU Langone’s Translational Research Laboratory.