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Life Science Equipment Support

Objectives

  1. To ensure the availability of various R&D tools or platforms for supporting researchers.
  2. To provide quality technical support in assisting local life science research activities.
  3. To reduce the financial burden for life science startups in the acquisition and maintenance of expensive instruments.
  4. To enable knowledge sharing and networking among partner companies through various in-house activities, thereby enhancing research efficiency and partnership opportunity.
 
The BSC was opened in March 2009 to serve the Biotech cluster in the areas of:
  1. Therapeutics
  2. Medical devices and diagnostics
  3. Chinese medicine
  4. Regenerative medicine
  5. Molecular tools and reagents

Today, BSC has a total floor space of about 8,700 sq. ft. It is a central facility, which comprises Workstation/Utility Room, Culture Room, Dark Room, Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Microscope Room, Genomics Laboratory, Proteomics Laboratory, Bioanalysis Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, and Server Room.  We provide more than 60 pieces of ready-to-use life sciences instruments for shared R&D use. 

In addition to the laboratory instruments, BSC also offers world-class Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), University Advanced Laboratory Equipment Collaboration Programme (an extended laboratory instrument service), and Convenience Laboratory Product Purchase Plan (CLPPP – a common laboratory consumable stock room service) to the life science community.
Equipment List

Equipment Details

Please click here for a complete equipment list

Spectrophotometry system

Multimode microplate reader

UV-Vis spectrophotometer

 

Flow Cytometry system

Flow cytometer (analyzer)

Flow cytometer (cell sorter)

Multiplex bead based system

 

Genomics system

Genetic sequencers

Ion PGM

NextSeq 500

    Real Time - PCR

    Bioanalyzer

    Focused-ultrasonicator

     

    Bioanalysis system

    Capillary electrophoresis system

    Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry system - triple quadrupole/ion trap

    Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry system - triple quadrupole/TOF

    Ultra performance liquid chromatography system

     

    Microscope system

    Fully automated inverted fluorescence microscope

    Fully automated upright fluorescence microscope

    Inverted fluorescence microscope

    Micro-injection system

    Micropipette puller and microforge

    Stereomicroscope

     

    Protein Production & Purification system

    Roller culture incubator

    Fast protein liquid chromatography system

    Incubator shaker (with refrigeration)

    Shaking carbon dioxide incubator

    Carbon dioxide incubator

    Ultracentrifuge

    Preparative freeze-drying system

    Preparative membrane ultrafiltration system

     

    Other Equipment

    Autoclave

    Biosafety cabinet

    Centrifuge (temp controlled)

    Chemical fumehood

    CO2 incubator

    Convection oven

    Dri-block heater

    Electrohydrodynamic jet printing system

    Electroporator

    Freeze dryer

    Freezer (-20 deg C)

    Freezer (-80 deg C)

    Gel imaging system

    Glass washer and dryer

    Hot plate with stirrer

    Ice maker

    Inverted microscope

    Isoelectric Electric Focusing system

    Microcentrifuge (table top)

    Nitrogen evaporator

    Orbital shaking incubator

    pH meter

    Power supply for SDS-PAGE

    Refrigerator (4 deg C)

    Rocker

    Shaking water bath

    Solvent filtration system

    Texture analyzer

    Thermal cycler

    Ultrasonic cell disruptor/homogenizer

    Ultrasonic cleaner

    Vertical diffusion cell system

    Vortex mixer

    Water purification system

    Weight balance

    Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

    Overview

    We offer the laboratory information management solution to startups and large enterprises. The highly flexible, workflow-based LIMS in Hong Kong Science Park targets to support scientific data centric operations like biotechnology, food and beverage, forensic, biobanks, environmental, government laboratories, and contract laboratories. It is an ideal tool for someone searching for a simple, but effective and trusted solution to securing data. The system could be deployed with a large variety of configurations that are adapted to different work processes.

    Features

    1. User friendly, intuitive, Explorer like interface
    2. Web interface
    3. Integration with external systems
    4. Built-in instrument integration
    5. Workflow engine to model the lab’s business logic
    6. Automatically aggregate and organise scientific information
    7. Integrated complex reporting tool
    8. Platform neutral data storage and archiving
    9. Plate handling functionality
    10. Trending functions for quality control
    11. Storage management
    12. Product and specification management
    13. Certificate management
    14. Stock management

    Benefits

    1. Our flexible charging scheme provides an on demand subscription service which reduces the upfront investment and on-going operating expenses.
    2. Help to reduce cycle times and make electronic records easier to find and retrieve.
    3. Enable the company to apply analyst time to the highest valued use.
    4. Make the data more valuable as it is structured and preserved over time.
    5. Possess the functions to record and protect common intellectual assets.
    6. Save hours with reporting automation.
    7. Access and share key information with stakeholders with minimum effort.
       
    University Equipment Collaboration Programme (UECP)
    The programme offers advanced life science instrument services to Hong Kong Science Park partner companies. For the list of instruments available, please click one of the following links:
    CUHK
    Hong Kong Baptist University
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    The University of Hong Kong