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The Scientific and Technical Unit (UCT) encourages researchers to have access to sophisticated technologies that are not available in all science centers. It was driven by the acquisition of equipment funded by the Parc Taulí Foundation and with competitive funding from the European Union ERDF.

Scientific and technical services are aimed at centralizing technologies and equipment, encouraging researchers to access advanced technologies, services which, on the other hand, could not be afforded by research groups and increasing the use of equipment available.

So far these services have been of internal use for the professionals of the institution. Currently, the offer has been opened to external professionals from public and private centers.

Coordinator
Nestor Albiñana Giménez

nalbinana@tauli.cat

Genetic analysis service

Genetic analysis allows nucleic acids to be characterized by both sequencing and fragmentation. We have a 3130-capillary Applied Biosystems ABI PRISM 4 genetic assay.

Applications:

  • De novo sequencing of all types of sequences
  • Analysis of fluorescently labeled DNA fragments
  • Fluorescence-labeled microsatellite analysis
  • Detection of mutations by mobility change
  • Point mutation analysis (SNPs)

Rates

Type of service Rate A Rate B Rate C
Sequencing reaction + analysis 8,00 € 10,50 € 15 €
Sequence analysis 2,50 € 3,50 € 6 €
Fragment analysis 2,50 3,50 € 6 €

The prices correspond to a sample. VAT is not included.

RATE TO: Professionals at I3PT and UAB sphere
RATE B: External public entities
RATE C: Private entities

Service request

You must send the completed and signed application by mail, email or postal mail or fax to:

Nestor Albiñana
Coordinator of the Scientific and Technical Unit

Parc Taulí Foundation
Parc Taulí, 1
Santa Fe building, ground floor, Research Area
08208 Sabadell

Biomarker analysis service for cytometry

The equipment is a flexible analyzer based on the principles of flow cytometry. It allows simultaneous analysis of up to 100 analytes (cytokines, proteins, DNA, etc.) in a single sample well using very small sample volumes. The system provides fast and efficient bioassay data of various formats, including immunoassay, enzyme assay, ligand assay, and nucleic acid assay.

It is the combination of three technologies. The first is the xMAP microspheres: a family of 100 fluorescent dyed polystyrene microspheres (5,6 µm in diameter) that act both as an identifier and as a solid surface for the assay. The second is a flow cytometry instrument, which integrates detection systems such as optics, lasers, fluids and high-speed digital signal processors. The third is software designed for data processing and robust regression analysis.

Equipment

  • Luminex 200.

Applications

  • Protein expression analysis: cell markers, cancer markers, cardiac, metabolic, cytokines, metalloproteases, among others.
  • Genetic analysis: genotyping, gene expression analysis, among others.
  • Diagnosis of genetic diseases: cystic fibrosis, cytochrome 450, among others.
  • Immunodiagnosis: allergies, autoimmune diseases, HLA, among others.

Rates

Type of service Rate A Rate B Rate C
Self-service analysis 60 € 80 € 100 €
Analysis supported by a technician 60 € 120 € 150 €

The prices do not include the Kit of analysis and correspond to a plate of 96 wells or to an analysis. VAT is not included.

RATE TO: Professionals at I3PT and UAB sphere
RATE B: External public entities
RATE C: Private entities

Service request

You must send the completed and signed application by mail, email or postal mail or fax to:

Nestor Albiñana
Coordinator of the Scientific and Technical Unit

Parc Taulí Foundation
Parc Taulí, 1
Santa Fe building, ground floor, Research Area
08208 Sabadell

Research laboratory service

The Research Lab is fully equipped to perform all types of biomedical research. It is divided into several Areas.

The General Laboratory equipped with two extraction bells with external driving for the work with volatile products, a cryostat and other material for the work in histology, inclusion in paraffin, preparation of stains etc. Equipment and equipment for performing different immunological tests, as well as the team of the service of analysis of biomarkers by cytometry. The Laboratory is also equipped with general material such as pipettes, centrifuges, agitators, incubators, autoclaves, refrigerators and freezers.

Laboratory-UDIAT equipped with work in molecular biology: a quantifier of nucleic acids and a display case for the preparation of reagents by PCR. With separate post-amplification work space equipped with several thermocyclers, a fast thermocycler, two real-time PCR devices, agarose gel electrophoresis equipment, an image analyzer and a bioanalyzer ( microfluidic chip). It is also equipped with a genetic analyzer (gene analysis service).

Cell culture rooms, equipped with biosecurity showcases, CO2 incubators, a microscope and other culture material. One room free of pathogen-free culture, the other room specially equipped for working with up to 3 levels of pathogens.

Dark Room with an epifluorescence microscope with a complete image capture and processing system.

Rates

Type of service Rate A Rate B Rate C
Technician time Free 19 € 25 €

VAT is not included.

RATE TO: Professionals at I3PT and UAB sphere
RATE B: External public entities
RATE C: Private entities

Service request

To request the service, you must contact the Coordinator of the Scientific and Technical Unit, Nestor Albiñana.

Small operating room research and operating room

We have an operating room fully equipped with all the necessary instruments for performing small animal experiments, as well as assisted breathing equipment and monitoring of vital constants. It also has basic laboratory instrumentation, such as a gas analyzer, an extraction hood for procedures involving animal perfusion, centrifuge, and more.

The facility has been accredited by the Generalitat de Catalunya to perform the staging and intervention in small rodents: rats and mice. It has the infrastructure needed to keep small experimental animals in self-ventilated cages.

The use of these facilities is subject to the prior approval of the procedure of the CEEAH (Ethics Committee in Animal and Human Experimentation), of the UAB.

Rates and service request

The cost of this service varies according to the client's requirements. The use of these facilities is subject to the prior approval of the procedure by the CEEAH (Ethics Committee in Animal and Human Experimentation) of the UAB.

You can make your queries about fees and service requests to the Coordinator of the Scientific and Technical Unit, Nestor Albiñana.

Scientific Platforms

Parc Taulí Foundation
Parc Taulí, 1
Santa Fe building, ground floor, Research Area
08208 Sabadell