Research Facility



Spectra Analyzer (FTIR)

A spectrum analyzer measures the magnitude of an input signal versus frequency within the full frequency range of the instrument. The primary use is to measure the power of the spectrum of known and unknown signals. The input signal a spectrum analyzer measures is electrical, however, spectral compositions of other signals, such as acoustic pressure waves and optical light waves, can be considered through the use of an appropriate transducer.

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

The high-performance line of AAnalyst™ atomic absorption (AA) spectrometers maximizes AA performance for even the most difficult samples. These systems generate superior results and provide faster, more accurate analysesThe AAnalyst 700 systems offer top-of-the-line

technology and exceptional performance. The AAnalyst 700, a dedicated transversely-heated graphite atomizer (THGA) system, offers the best in graphite furnace. With Zeeman background correction, the AAnalyst 600 exceeds the requirements of today’s laboratories, whether analyzing difficult samples or for achieving the lowest detection levels. For laboratories that need the best in both flame and THGA furnace, the AAnalyst 700 provides a fullyintegrated

benchtop system with superior performance to meet all inorganic analysis needs. Switching between flame and furnace is as simple as a click of the mouse and includes automatic alignment for optimum performance. Other dual-system approaches not only require the purchase of two separate spectrometers, The high-light-throughput optical system of the

AAnalyst 700, combined with a solid-state detector, provides the highest quality efficiency and signal-to-noise performance of any AA system on the market. With the acclaimed WinLab32™ control software, the AAnalyst systems bring a new level of performance and ease-of-use to analysis and data reporting.

Automatic Colony Counter

The unique Colony Doc-It Imaging Station enables researchers to quickly and accurately count colonies with the intuitive, quick click software interface. Users can easily process time lapse counting, zone sizing and spiral counting. The Colony Doc-It system streamlines colony counting research with multiple excitation sources to visualize white light and fluorescent colonies including GFP colonies. 

The high resolution digital color camera identifies the smallest colonies. Plate and filter sizes from 33-150mm can be accommodated. Doors create a darkroom environment, eliminating ambient light. Applications include microbiology, hygiene studies, antibiotic testing, quality control and fluids contamination

Benchtop Hyperspectral Imaging System

Hyperspectral imaging, collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. The goal of hyperspectral imaging is to obtain the spectrum for each pixel in the image of a scene, with the purpose of finding objects, identifying materials, or detecting processes. Hyperspectral imaging is a non-destructive, non-contact technology which makes it ideal for a wide range of applications. A hyperspectral image cube consists of a set of images layered on top of one another. Each image represents one particular wavelength band. This set of images form what is termed "the hypercube”. Thus in a hyperspectral image, each pixel consists of a spectrum over an appropriate spectral region . Every object has a unique characteristic across these different wavelength bands. This unique characteristic is referred to its ‘spectral signature’. For example, by comparing the spectral signature of the unknown target objects to that of known substances, the chemical composition of the target object can be identified. The property of HSI, which looks beyond the visible spectrum, enables not only the identification of objects but also their classification and quantification to a high degree of accuracy.

Bioreactor

A bioreactor may refer to any manufactured or engineered device or system that supports a biologically active environment. In one case, a bioreactor is a vessel in which a chemical process is carried out which involves organisms or biochemically active substances derived from such organisms. This process can either be aerobic or anaerobic. These bioreactors are commonly cylindrical, ranging in size from litres to cubic metres, and are often made of stainless steel.

Bomb Calorimeter

IKA oxygen bomb calorimeter is used to determining the calorific values of liquid and solid samples. The selection of IKA oxygen bomb calorimeters is C 200. The entry level model C 200, the most cost-effective calorimeter, is easily operated manually. With a low purchase cost, the C 200 is an ideal calorimeter for learning and teaching purposes. Functionality, safety, and longevity are the main goals in the development of IKA oxygen bomb calorimeters.

CO2 - Super Critical Fluid Extractor

Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) is the process of separating one component (the extractant) from another (the matrix) using supercritical fluids as the extracting solvent. Extraction is usually from a solid matrix, but can also be from liquids. SFE can be used as a sample preparation step for analytical purposes, or on a larger scale to either strip unwanted material from a product (e.g. decaffeination) or collect a desired product (e.g. essential oils). Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most used supercritical fluid, sometimes modified by co-solvents such as ethanol or methanol. Extraction conditions for Supercritical carbon dioxide are above the critical temperature of 31°C and critical pressure of 74 bar. Addition of modifiers may slightly alter this. The discussion below will mainly refer to extraction with CO2, except where specified.

Colorimeter

A colorimeter is a device used in colorimetry. In scientific fields the word generally refers to the device that measures the absorbance of particular wavelengths of light by a specific solution. This device is most commonly used to determine the concentration of a known solute in a given solution by the application of the Beer-Lambert law, which states that the concentration of a solute is proportional to the absorbance.

Dynamic Rotational Rheometer

A rheometer is a laboratory device used to measure the way in which a liquid, suspension or slurry flows in response to applied forces. It is used for those fluids which cannot be defined by a single value of viscosity and therefore require more parameters to be set and measured than is the case for a viscometer. It measures the rheology of the fluid.

E-Nose

An electronic nose is a device intended to detect odors or flavors.Over the last decade, "electronic sensing" or "e-sensing" technologies have undergone important developments from a technical and commercial point of view. The expression "electronic sensing" refers to the capability of reproducing human senses using sensor arrays and pattern recognition systems.

Fiber Estimation Unit

Principle : Crude fibre refers to the residue of a feed that is insoluble after successive boiling with dilute acid and alkali. In the Weende’s method when the sample is subjected to acid and alkali digestion, we obtain a residue comprising ash (mineral matter) of the feed and the resistant fraction of carbohydrate. When the residue is ignited the organic matter gets oxidized leaving the inorganic residue or ash. Thus the difference in weight of the residue before and after ashing gives the weight of crude fibre.

Application : For determination of crude fibre, NDF, ADF, ADL, Cellulose, Hemicelluloses, Lignin & related parameters in plant materials, compound feed, food etc. (In accordance with weende, van soest and other recognized methods)

Advantages : Unique and compact design, Easy to handle with less maintenance, Absolute determination with efficient suction mechanism, Inbuilt electrically operated air pump for declogging, Microprocessor based digital temperature controller, Highly efficient, time saving and accurate, Independent sample loading with individual Mechnical controls. Safety features:  Auto over temperature protection, auto sensor break protection, auto error indication, etc.

FTNIR

 It is the analytical capability to create a visual image of components distribution from simultaneous measurement of spectra and spatial, time information.The main idea - for chemical imaging, the analyst may choose to take as many data spectrum measured at a particular chemical component in spatial location at time; this is useful for chemical identification and quantification.

Headspace Analyzer

Headspace analyzer equipments are used to measure the gas concentrations more specifically oxygen and carbon dioxide in food packaged under modified and controlled atmospheres. The instrument is equipped with integral sampling systems, unique miniature zirconium and infrared sensors, and microprocessor control to deliver the accurate and repeatable performance. The Oxygen detector utilizes a high purity, stabilized zirconium ceramic and platinum sensor maintained within a high temperature environment. The sensor produces a log output which is converted and linearized to yield a digital readout directly proportional to a sample’s oxygen content. Carbon Dioxidesensor integrates a solid state infrared source and detector into a single high performance assembly. Narrow wavelength filtering and strict temperature compensation ensure that only carbon dioxide is measured, even within complex gas mixtures. Precise signal conditioning and microprocessor control provide direct digital indication of CO2 concentrations.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

This system is designed to combine the performance advantages of ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) with the corrosion resistant flow path demanded by the analysis of proteins, peptides, nucleic acids and biotherapeutics. this system to accelerate research into promising biotherapies, such as monoclonal antibody variants, and also to support biopharmaceutical research and QA/QC, including glycan analysis,” said Wulff Niedner, director, HPLC product marketing, The system was developed for reliability and durability, even with harsh solvents used for many bioseparations. The flow path is built of corrosion-resistant materials, enhancing robustness and extending the life of biocolumns, even under high salt or extreme pH conditions. In addition, the materials used are designed to significantly reduce the risk of analytes interacting with internal surfaces of the flow path, protecting data quality.

UHPLC 3000Rapid Separation technology to support the high pressures required to separate many bioanalytes on high resolution UHPLC columns. The system is engineered to operate at pressures as high as 1,000 bar (15,000 psi) and flow rates up to 8 mL/min. This wide flow/pressure footprint supports many biomolecule characterizations, including development, identification and quality control. The tool-free biocompatible Thermo Scientific Dionex Viper fingertight fitting system is designed to facilitate connections without dead volume to combat peak-broadening effects.

High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography

High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) is an enhanced form of thin layer chromatography (TLC). A number of enhancements can be made to the basic method of thin layer chromatography to automate the different steps, to increase the resolution achieved and to allow more accurate quantitative measurements.

High Pressure Processor

Sample capacity- 50 mL Pressure Capacity- 1400 Mega Pascal

Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography

Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography  is the process of separating one component (the extractant) from another (the matrix) using supercritical fluids as the extracting solvent. Extraction is usually from a solid matrix, but can also be from liquids. SFE can be used as a sample preparation step for analytical purposes, or on a larger scale to either strip unwanted material from a product (e.g. decaffeination) or collect a desired product (e.g. essential oils).

Microwave, UV - light, Ultrasonic synthesis and ex

This instrument combines three distinctive energies – microwave, UV-light and Ultrasonic. These three energies can be set to work simultaneously or separately in extraction and synthesis to achieve the result which none of single energy is able to do. Operation Principle: 1. Microwave Heating 2. Ultrasonic effect 3. UV-light chemical reaction Introduction of Performance: Under temperature control mode, microwave power would be auto-adjusted through inverter based on preset temperature and time. Temperature climbing speed is auto-controlled to provide non-pulse continuous microwave power Under fixed microwave power mode, microwave power will be preset during operation time to evaluate fixed microwave power effect on reaction Immerged Ultrasonic probe, Ultrasonic power is adjustable continuously, alarm function for self-check Humanistic programmed working platform to operate any of three energies – microwave, Ultrasonic and UV-light simultaneously or separately Utilized two standard temperature monitoring methods – IR and Pt sensors. Automatic recognition and maximum temperature setting to adapt various reaction vessels and media Both mechanical and magnetic stirring, speed is continuously adjustable and visible in screen; Equipped with condenser, circumfluence and intake of inert gases. Dual screen display for reaction data and accumulating temperature curve, TFT color LCD screen for monitoring and recording the whole reaction process Optional connecting to PC for dual channel control, real-time display and record reaction data and temperature curve on computer

Protein Estimation Unit

Pycnometer

ULTRAPYC 1200e from Quantachrome are the ultimate instruments for measuring the

true volume and density of powders, foams and bulk solids. A wide range of sample cell sizes are easily interchanged to accommodate many different samples. Calibration, sample conditioning, operation of valves and calculation of results are completely automatic. Samples are quickly and automatically analyzed as many times as necessary to achieve the user desired.

% deviation from mean at the specified number of runs. Should the deviation setting be too narrow, the analysis terminates upon reaching an operator specified maximum number of runs. The results are printed automatically, freeing the operator to perform other laboratory tasks.

 

Rancimat

The 743 Rancimat is a modern, PC-controlled analytical instrument for the comfortable determination of the oxidation stability of oils and fats, also referred to as Oil Stability Index (OSI). The software of the third Rancimat generation comprises automatic data acquisition and evaluation as well as a database and permits the convenient management of large amounts of data. The unique temperature extrapolation allows a rough estimation of the storage stability of a product.

Refrigerated Centrifuge

Refrigerated Centrifuges are designed for centrifugation of temperature sensitive material and find application in routine and research work in auxiliary laboratories in industry, Educational & Research institutions, Bio Technology, Medical Laboratories, Hospitals, Blood Banks, Pharmaceutical & Clinical research laboratories.

Spray Dryer

Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid or slurry by rapidly drying with a hot gas. This is the preferred method of drying of many thermally-sensitive materials such as foods and pharmaceuticals. A consistent particle size distribution is a reason for spray drying some industrial products such as catalysts. Air is the heated drying medium; however, if the liquid is a flammable solvent such as ethanol or the product is oxygen-sensitive then nitrogen is used.

Triple quadrupole GC-MS system

The new high-performance Thermo Scientific TSQ 8000 triple quadrupole GC-MS system is a reliable, easy-to-use system that enables faster, more precise, error-free analyses, saving time and reducing laboratory costs. It is designed for routine applications including the identification of food and environmental contaminants and trace compound quantitation in forensic, toxicology and sports doping laboratories, offering unstoppable productivity with uncompromised MS/MS simplicity.

UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy or ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-Vis or UV/Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in the ultraviolet-visible spectral region. This means it uses light in the visible and adjacent (near-UV and near-infrared (NIR)) ranges. The absorption or reflectance in the visible range directly affects the perceived color of the chemicals involved.



Fully Automatic Twin Screw Extruder

The TSE 20 is available with barrel length of 40 D. The barrel length can be reduced to 20 D by means of a distance sleeve in the screw configuration to easily adapt your extruder to the individual processing task. Metering and/or vent ports can be installed every 10 D. For this purpose, the barrel is equipped with 4 ports which can be closed. Furthermore, side feeding is possible. The barrel of the TSE 20 is divided horizontally and can be tilted open on both sides. This allows visual assessment of individual processing steps and makes this extruder particularly suited for application in research and development.

Advantage:                       

§  feeding Interchangeable screw elements

§  Electric heating /water cooling

§  Conditioning up to 400 °C

Application: Food Extrusion

Multi Product CA/MA Atomsphere Storage Unit

The Multi Product CA/MA Atomsphere Storage Unit is highly suitable for storage of Fruits and Vegetable, Grains and oil seeds for storage. The unit is fully automatic control of different gasses (Co2,(N2, o2 and C2H2), RH and Temperature.