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B-CELL

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lab equipment

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What is B-CELL?

The Bioscience Collaborative Educational Learning Laboratory (BCELL) is a contract service organization (CSO) that provides BCTC students a direct link to start-up biotech companies.

Goals

B-CELL is an innovative model that not only supports bioscience companies, but provides internship opportunities for students. B-CELL leverages high-tech equipment from the biotech and chemistry programs to offer services, equipment usage, and lab bench space to local companies for a fee. In turn, the companies provide internships that give our students authentic hands-on work experience that often leads to employment with these companies.

Equipment

Besides the equipment commonly found in biotech labs, such as, Laminar flow hoods, balances, and centrifuges, here is a brief list of B-CELL equipment:

  • Agilent Bioanalyzer
  • Agilent 5977E Gas Chromatograph/MSD System
  • Illumina MiSeq DNA sequencer
  • Life Technologies Quant Studio real-time PCR
  • NanoDrop One Microvolume UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR Spectrometer with iD7 ATR Accessory FTIR
  • Qubit II Fluorometer
  • Thermo Scientific picoSpin 80 Series II NMR Spectrometer

contactS:

Abbe Kesterson
859-246-4645
abbe.kesterson@kctcs.edu

Deborah Davis
859-246-6451
deborah.davis@kctcs.edu