McMaster Core Facilities
Dr. Didar is a member of the Institute for Infectious Diseases Research (IIDR) at McMaster University, allowing our students access to the Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology (CMCB) on McMaster’s main campus. Here, users have access to high-throughput screening technology and lab spaces specialized for chemical synthesis, proteins, NMR, mass spectrometry, and IT/Bioinformatics.
Didar Lab Equipment
With options for O2 or CO2 treatment, our PlasmaEtch system is a complete plasma cleaning system capable of plasma cleaning and etching. The chamber size at 12″ x 12″ allows for multiple samples to be treated at one time, and software tools allow for customized timing, RF power and gas selection for each treatment.
Kruss Drop Shape Analyzer DSA30S
The Drop Shape Analyzer is designed for the semi-automatic measurement of the static and dynamic contact angle and the scientific assessment of wettability by means of the surface free energy (SFE). The instrument is well-suitable for the reliable quality assurance of surface pre-treatment processes as well as the development and optimization of wetting and coating procedures. Accessories for ultrafast one-click SFE measurement as well as wetting analysis at higher temperatures enhance the spectrum of the instrument.
Nikon ECLIPSE LV100ND
The Nikon ECLIPSE LV100ND is a motorized microscope with episcopic/diascopic illumination that enables control of objectives and light intensity from camera control unit and automatically detects observation method. A manual microscope with episcopic/diascopic illumination ,which meets the various needs of observation, inspection, research, and analysis across a wide range of industrial fields. Higher NA and a longer working distance than ever before mean superior optical performance and efficient digital imaging.
Maximum sample size: 150 x 150 mm.
Nikon Eclipse Ti2-E
The ECLIPSE Ti2 inverted microscope delivers an unparalleled 25mm field of view (FOV) which is combined with a motorized and intelligent model for advanced imaging applications on the Ti2-E. The exceptionally stable, drift-free platform is designed to meet the demands of super-resolution imaging while its unique hardware-triggering capabilities enhance even the most challenging, high-speed imaging applications. In combination with Nikon’s powerful acquisition and analysis software, NIS-Elements, this system allows for live-cell imaging, high-content applications and super-resolution.
Nikon Eclipse Ts2 Inverted Microscope
LED light sources and built-in Diascopic/Epi-fluorescence illumination systems reduce setup time. The high performance mechanical stage (170 (X) x 247 (Y) mm) can accommodate a wide range of flasks and cell culture chambers. LED illuminator, built-in Fly eye lens, can be configured with upto 3 different fluorescence LED units; available wavelengths: 385, 455, 470, 505, 525, 560, 590, 625 nmIncludes three eyepiece, 10X (22) , 15X (16), 20X (12.5). Focuses via nosepiece up/down movement, Stroke (manual): Up 7 mm down 1.5 mm, Coarse stroke: 37.7 mm per rotation, Fine stroke: 0.2 mm per rotation, Coarse motion torque adjustable.
Nikon Eclipse E200
Features exceptionally bright and uniform LED illumination and Nikon’s high-quality optics. Simple and easy-to-use system that reduces fatigue from use over long periods with a robust structure and anti-mold design.
Scenion sciFLEXARRAYER S3 Ultra-Low Volume Dispensers
sciFLEXARRAYER S3 is automated piezo driven, non-contact dispensing system of ultra-low volumes applications in R&D. It can generate generate high quality arrays (DNA, protein, glycan), biosensors, MALDI targets, wafers, etc. Assay can be printed in microtiter plates, in glass slides, in microfluidic structures, and many more
Non-Contact Microarray Printer Nano-Plotter 2
The Nano-Plotter covers different product lines for liquid handling featuring piezoelectric Nanolitre pipettes. They work with a wide range of (bio-)chemical substances. NP2 is optimized for low-viscous samples and Pico-/Nanolitre range. Nano-Plotter NP2 configures with eight pipet channels in any combination.
Microbiology/ Mol Bio Module
1300 Series Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet
Biological Safety cabinet offers adjustable height stand; factory-installed UV light; and one set of armrests. These safety cabinets deliver exceptional design and technology advancements such as: superior protection with proprietary airflow design, exceptional ergonomics for a safe and comfortable environment, and outstanding energy efficiency for operational cost savings.
Sorvall ST 8 Benchtop Centrifuge
Secure, push-button Auto-Lock rotor exchange in as little as 3 seconds delivers, Trouble-free rotor installation and removal, clear chamber access for cleaning convenience and quick switch between applications – from conical tubes to blood tubes, and from microtubes to microplates. It can operate upto 17,850rpm/30,279 x g at a very low noise level of 52 dBA. It provides extensive rotor portfolio which can be purchased separately for application flexibility. Research applications include 8 x 50mL swinging bucket rotor capacity, four microplates or 30 filtration columns for research needs.
Forma Series II Water-Jacketed CO2 Incubator
Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ Series II Water-Jacketed CO2 Incubators provide precise CO2 control, unsurpassed temperature stability and superior parameter recovery characteristics, with continuous contamination control technology. They provide an environment for the growth of microbiological samples or mammalian cells for research (FDA Class 1), and IVF and other regulated cell therapy applications (FDA Class 2)
Z Series Coulter Counter
Z Series Coulter Counters can be used to analyze virtually any cell type and species variation. Z Series analyzers offer rapid cell sample analyses whether your analysis involves a single cell type or diverse cell population.
Ender-3 V2 3D Printer
The Ender-3 V2 built-in self-developed silent motherboard, which has stronger anti-interference, faster and more stable motion performance, silent printing and low decibel operation. It can resume printing from the last recorded extruder position after suffering unexpected power outages
High-quality vacuum desiccators provide vacuum integrity lasting three times longer than the average vacuum desiccator resulting in lower maintenance and greater peace of mind. Able to maintain 29in.
VWR Analytical and Precision Balances
VWR A series balances include external calibration, menu-driven operation, multiple weigh modes, temperature adjustment and various application modes.
Aoyue Digital Hot Air Rework Station
3-in-1 system Soldering Iron, Smoke Absorber, and Hot Air Gun. Digital control and display of temperature. Built-in smoke extractor that absorbs fumes created at the source.