Facilities, Equipment, & Capabilities

Facility

  • Biological engineering, chemistry, and microbiology lab space and equipment (w/ private equipment storage)
  • Biosafety Level 2 R&D room
  • Biosafety Level 1 pilot project room
  • Negative pressure fume hood and chemical storage space
  • Office space
  • Shared workspace
  • Boardroom
  • Community meeting and event space
  • Large commercial kitchen for event or experiment rental
  • WiFi and basic IT services
  • Office support
  • Close proximity to transit and local amenities
  • Proximity to Madigan Army Medical Center and local hospital systems such as MultiCare
  • Two blocks from the University of Washington Tacoma

Equipment

  • Biosafety hoods
  • Chemistry hood
  • -80 freezer
  • Cryogenic storage tank
  • Ice machine
  • Ultrapure water system
  • Thermocycler
  • Common reagents available for use
  • Reserved reagent storage for clients
  • Vortexer
  • Centrifuges
  • Thermal baths
  • CO2 Incubators
  • Microscopes (upright, inverted, inverted fluorescent, and dissection microscopes)
  • Autoclave
  • 500 gal fermentation tanks
  • DNA gel imager
  • Sonicator
  • Shakers and rockers
  • Analytical balance
  • Pipettes (micropipettes and motorized)

Capabilities

  • Biosafety Level 1 & 2 labs
  • Molecular cloning
  • Tissue/cell culture
  • Transcriptome profiling
  • Microbiome identification
  • Immunochemistry
  • In situ hybridization
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Plaque assays
  • High-throughput sequencing
  • Tissue sectioning
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Spectrophotometry
  • qPCR

  • Technical feasibility studies

  • Small-scale design and testing
  • Pilot-scale system development
  • Grant writing & impact statements (e.g. SEPA)
  • Clinical trial support
  • FDA compliance work
  • Double-blind study support
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Specialized skill sourcing
  • Statistical analysis