Infrastructure and services

The scientific objectives of this project can be achieved with the existing equipment at the participating Institutions. Regarding  research groups  it is not considered  acquiring large infrastructure for its  implementation of this project.

Noteworthy  the equipments of  the  Genomics Unit- Cantoblanco " Antonia Martin Gallardo " Scientific Park  whose relationship with FIBROTEAM will let the consortium develop all of  the experiments  related to Genomics with its help.

EQUIPMENTS TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURER
3700 DNA ANALYZER CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS             Applied Biosystems
3730XL DNA ANALYZER CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS Applied Biosystems
7900 FAST HT/HT7900 REAL TIME PCR Applied Biosystems
Sequence Detection System
LC480 REAL TIME PCR ROCHE
454 FLX MASSIVE SEQUENCING ROCHE
GA-11X MASSIVE SEQUENCING ILLUMINA
MiSeq MASSIVE SEQUENCING ILLUMINA
PYROMARK PYROSEQUENCING QiaGen

 This unit has different equipments for Capillary Electrophoresis, Real-time PCR and Massive Sequencing

The laboratory has a whole range of auxiliary material (conventional or gradient thermal cyclers, nucleic acid extractor, centrifugal plates, cabin ventilation and extraction flow, fluorometers and spectrophotometers, emulsification equipment , particle counters , refrigerated centrifuges , cold rooms , freezers, etc. . ) required for  the development of  sequencing assays , fragments analysis , real time PCR , genotyping or sequencing massive in all of its applications ( ShotGun , RNAseq , ChipSeq , target enrichment , Exome.sequencing , amplicons libraries ... )

The Unit also can use  all the equipment  related to the microarray platform (Robot for microarray printing , hybridization station , Genepix scanner , computer and reading hybridization staining and CodeLink Affymetrix for hybridization and staining) .

Finally, the Unit works closely with specialist companies in the data analysis ( Biomol - Informatics , Biotechvana , Era7 , Integromics , Exiqon ) to offer a comprehensive service from obtaining material analysis to the final interpretation of the results.

Regarding to the activities of interest of FIBROTEAM the Unit include the recent addition of the following services:
- The addition of a modern ultrasequencing line , which combines a high productivity rate with the analysis of complete genomes or the selection of analysis regions .
- The implementation of the pyrosequencing technology (not massive ) particularly useful for the analysis of variations in the DNA underrepresented and quantitative methylation studies.
- The new optimization analysis systems for the study of the expression profiles of microRNAs with more sensitive reagents and easy handling, and statistical analysis programs high capacity.

OFFERED TECHNICAL SERVICES
1. SEQUENCING AND ANALYSIS OF DNA FRAGMENTS
2. REAL TIME  QUANTITATIVE PCR
3. PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF DATA OF MICROARRAYS
4. GENOTYPING
5. PYROSEQUENCING
6. MASSIVE SEQUENCING ( ShotGun, RNAseq, ChipSeq,Target enrichment Exome. sequencing, amplicons....)
Experimental Support, Genomics service provider available for all research centers