SynBridge Infrastructure

SynBridge is equipped for a variety of synthetic biology, biochemistry and molecular biology applications, including cell culture, PCR and electrophoresis, detection and visaluzation, and transfection.

Our most popular item is our fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS), the BD FACSAria™ Fusion Cell Sorter.


Below is a list of equipment available in SynBridge.  SynBridge equipment can be booked, and for further information please contact Marcelo Eugenio.

Cell Culture

  • Cell counters and sorters
    • BD FACSAria™ Fusion Cell Sorter
    • Luna-II™ Automated cell counter
    • Moxi™ Z Mini Automated Cell Counter
  • Incubators
    • VWR® Gravity Convection Incubator (6.85 cu. ft.)
    • Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 310 Direct-Heat CO2 Incubator
  • Shakers
    • Eppendorf Innova® 42R shaker
    • MBI Orbital Shaker, 30 x 30 cm platform (10 kg carry capacity)
  • VWR® inverted microscope

PCR and electrophoresis

  • Eppendorf™ Mastercycler™ Nexus Gradient Thermal Cycler with connected Eppendorf™ Mastercycler™ Nexus Gradient eco
  • StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System
  • FisherBiotech™ Horizontal Electrophoresis Systems
  • Bio-Rad Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell

Detection and visualization

  • GE Amersham™ Imager 600 RGB (for gels and membranes)
  • Micro-volume Spectrophotometer: BioDrop µLITES
  • Spectrophotometer: Biochrom WPA Biowave II UV/Vis 5nm bandpass
  • Microplate reader: SpectraMax® i3x Multi-Mode Detection Platform
  • Hoefer™ TE70X and TE77X Semidry Blotting Systems (for proteins and nucleic acids)


  • Gene Pulser Xcell™ Electroporation System Flier


  • Centrifuges
    • Avanti™ JXN-26 high-speed centrifuge
    • Heraeus™ Multifuge x3R
    • Thermo Scientific™ Sorvall™ Legend™ Micro17 microcentrifuge
  • Fridges and freezers
    • 4°C, -20°C and -80°C
  • Heating equipment
    • Block heater and water bath
  • Analytical balance
  • pH meter
  • Vortex mixer
  • Safety equipment