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Stem Cell Core

Stemcell facilities

Core facility for stem cells, reprogramming and translation
2-220 MTRF
2001 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: dutto015@umn.edu

Providing resources, expertise and assistance to University of Minnesota laboratories employing stem cell and reprogramming technologies for research and translation. To indicate your interest, please complete this form.

Laboratory for Stem Cell Automation

Laboratory for Stem Cell Automation

State-of-the-art facility for automating stem cell culture and technologies
4-446 MTRF
2001 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
email: dutto015@umn.edu

The laboratory for stem cell automation is a multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for designing and testing the application of automation to stem cell research and commercialization.

More about Laboratory for Stem Cell Automation

The UMN Laboratory for Stem Cell Automation houses 2 TECAN Fluent 780 workstations in a dedicated laboratory space in MTRF. The workstations are designed to conduct end to end automation of stem cell derivation, culture, differentiation and characterization workflows. The workstations are available to develop and test proof of concept demonstrations of automated protocols for UMN researchers and external customers  

For details please contact:
James Dutton PhD,  Director of Stem Cell Innovation Facilities - dutto015@umn.edu

Automation Lab Automation Lab

Tecan Fluent 780 automated cell culture workstations integrated with the following components:

  • Tecan 8-channel air displacement liquid handling arm (air LiHa)
  • Tecan MultiChannel Arm (MCA 96/384) with an Extended Volume Adapter (EVA) plate for simultaneous pipetting of liquids
  • Tecan Extended Robotic Manipulator Arm (RoMa) with eccentric and tube fingers to transfer plates and other labware on the worktable and peripheral devices
  • Tecan Tilt Carrier for positioning of plates
  • Biotek Cytation 1 for automated microscopy with Gen5 software for image data analysis
  • Liconic STX44-IC automated incubator
  • Rotanta 460 Robotic centrifuge
  • Big Neat laminar flow HEPA hood
  • 2 Torrey Pines RIC20 remote controlled chilling/heating dry baths

Stem Cell Business Incubator

stemcell incubator

Infrastructure supporting early-stage stem cell businesses
2-220 LRB
2001 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: dutto015@umn.edu

Fully equipped BSL-2 laboratory space available for early stage and expanding commercial enterprises using stem cell technologies

More about Stem Cell Business Incubator

The University of Minnesota Stem Cell Business Incubator has ~625 square feet of fully equipped Biosafety Level 2 laboratory space available to support early stage businesses requiring specialized cell culture equipment and associated infrastructure. The laboratory is located in the Lions Research Building (LRB) and the McGuire Translational Research Building (MTRF) building that houses the UMN Stem Cell Institute. The laboratory spaces include bench areas and laboratory equipment providing a "turn key" facility for emerging and expanding businesses in this sector.

SCI Business Incubator Space

For details please contact:  
James Dutton, PhD., Director of Stem Cell Innovation Facilities -  dutto015@umn.edu


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