Alongside our leading academics, our cutting-edge technologies and facilities help to advance research in the biosciences and healthcare sector, across disease-specific research, biomanufacturing and digital analytics and machine learning.
Through our state-of-the-art laboratories, computing suites and co-creation spaces, our researchers, students and industry partners benefit from access to everything they need to innovate in one place.
Our technologies include high-specification mass spectrometers, next-generation sequencing equipment, bioinformatics software, microbial and mammalian bioreactors and high-performance confocal microscopy.
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Located in Central Park in Darlington in the heart of an ecosystem of life sciences excellence. With easy access of national road and rail links the NHC has on-site car parking and is a five minute walk from Darlington railway station and the East Coast mainline.
Part of the Waters Centre of Innovation Program which recognises innovative science in a select number of international collaborative laboratories.
Among the equipment is ultra-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography systems coupled with high-specification mass spectrometry instruments (LC-QQQ, GC-QQQ and Q-TOF instruments including shape selective capability), enabling proteomics, metabolomics, biopharmaceutical analysis, trace analysis and protein structural studies.
Microbial and mammalian bioreactors are available at laboratory scale for batch and continuous cultivation.
The seminar room boasts high specification AV equipment, free WiFi and can be arranged to meet your specifications. Whatever type of event you are holding, it can be adapted to hold seminars, board meetings, training sessions, screenings and more.
Cell culture is an essential technique used in cellular and molecular biology. It allows the creation of model systems for studying the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells such as:
Consistency and reproducibility of results can be obtained from using a batch of cloned cells or established cell lines.
The Omics laboratory contains high-performance confocal microscopy for cellular physiology and dynamics - MALDI and DESI mass spectrometry for molecular imaging and confocal Raman microscopy for cells, tissues and microorganisms with live cell imaging capability.
The freezer room houses -20 freezers, -80 freezers, a -150 mechanical freezer and a cool room. Liquid nitrogen is also used for the storage of cells.
The preparation room houses instruments such as the ultracentrifuge, radiography, furnaces, ovens, thermal gravimetric analysers, differential scanning calorimetry and opentrons robotics preparation system.
For sterilization of laboratory glassware, plastic, petri dishes, media and discard loads.
Supports researchers who study cancer therapeutics to understand the molecular basis of cancer. Researchers investigating molecular and pathological mechanisms of neurogenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Supports researchers who investigate pathogens, how they infect us and how cells respond to them and researchers investigating low cost diagnostics for biotechnological applications.
Supports researchers who study the biology of lymphoma, to identify biomarkers and develop new treatment strategies.
Supports researchers who investigate host-pathogens interactions, exchange of lipids, mass spectrometry preparation laboratory and researchers studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cytoskeletal in diverse cancers.
The Bioinformatics suite has 21 (20 student and 1 instructor) high specification workstations with dual-octal Intel Xeon CPUs, 256Gb RAM, NVIDIA 980Ti GPUS and 512GB SSD with 4TV HDD. These high power computers makes quick work of comparative genomics, large multi-dimensional data integration and interpretation and clinical informatics.