shRNA Core Facility


Operetta_analysis_panelRobot_2The shRNA Core Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art robotics and assay equipment, shared with the Macromolecular Therapuetics Development Facility.

Assay equipment includes:

  • EnVision Multilabel Plate Reader
    • Fluorescence intensity
    • Fluorescence polarization
    • Luminescence
    • Absorbance
    • Time-resolved fluorescence
    • AlphaLISA
  • Operetta High-Content Imaging System
    • Suitable for shRNA-based or other arrayed screens
    • Both fluorescence and brightfield imaging
    • Confocal and non-confocal imaging
    • Digital phase contrast
    • Eight excitation and four emission filters (green, blue, red, far red)
    • Environmental control chamber (temperature and CO2) for live-cell imaging
    • Option of collecting data as a time series
    • Sophisticated image analysis software for identifying and quantitating a wide variety of cellular parameters
    • Xenon arc lamp
    • 2x, 10x, and 20x objectives

The EnVision and Operetta instruments are available for use in RNAi screening. Time on these instruments is also available for non-screening applications. Contact us for more information.



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