Please note: Currently, access to the equipment in Biotech Center room 3225 is limited to internal UWBC research groups.
You must notify us of your intent to use the equipment at least 24 hours prior. This allows us to ensure the room is adequately stocked with required supplies in order to maintain appropriate social distancing.
UWBC COVID Room 3225 entry Protocol (6-2-20)
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the Google calendar for scheduling your usage.
The Qubit® 3.0 is a fluorometer capable of measuring low concentrations of several different kinds of analytes, including RNA, DNA and protein. Further information on the Qubit® 3.0 may be found at the supplier's website.
Training is scheduled upon request. The cost of the training is $115/hour plus the cost of reagents. Training typically takes 30 minutes. After being trained to use the fluorometer, a user will have independent access to the instrument. We use Google Calendar for instrument scheduling.
Cost $1.75 per sample. Two standards are run every time an assay is performed, and must be counted as samples for billing purposes. In other words a minimum of three samples will be run, two standards and a user's sample.
Trained users may use their own reagents and consumables. A $5 access fee will charged for per use. Data maybe saved to your flash drive*.
The GEC stocks both the dsDNA HS Assay, and the RNA Assay for use with the Qubit.
*Invitrogen tech support does report compatibility issues with some flash drives larger than 2 GB