UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine



Research Technology

Below is a list of equipment our lab utilizes for both research and diagnostic samples.

GenoGrinder 2010

A homogenizer that pulverizes up to two 96-well plates for a variety of sample types including tissue, plant roots, insects, etc.

BioSprint 96

A 96-well based automated magnetic bead extraction system, used for plant diagnostics, and research samples.

QIAxtractor

A 96-well based semi-automated extraction system for total nucleic acid, used for diagnostic samples.

The Agilent Bioanalyzer

The bioanalyzer’s function is to determine the quality and quantity of RNA in low concentration samples.

AB 7900 HT FAST

A thermocycler, with a laser detection system, used to assess the degree of amplification by measuring the intensity of fluorescence in a given sample.

Nanodrop

A micro-volume spectrophotometer