This centralization and consolidation is clearly enhancing the interactions
among the various BPEC investigators and leading to new collaborations
with other investigators. Presently, the core equipment in the BPEC
include major items such as MALDI/TOF mass spectrometer, Genesis II
Robot station, Biocad and integral liquid chromatography, other HPLCs,
scintillation counter, Coulter counter, a deconvolution microscope,
plus many other types of equipment.
The equipment in other BPEC investigator laboratories
is now easily accessed. These include confocal microscope with video-imaging
ultracentrifuges, Coulter counters, fluorescence and phosphor imagers,
totally instrumented and computer-interfaced to name only a few items.
BPEC also has access to a wider array of equipment and facilities available
in other MIT labs and Centers.
Some examples include genomic and proteomic analysis
(MIT BioMicro Center), scanning
electron microscopy (Materials
Science and Engineering Center), two-photon fluorescence microscopy
(Center for Biomedical Engineering),
flow cytometry (Center for
Cancer Research and Whitehead Institute),
Technology Laboratory)), HPLC and Mass Spectrometry Analysis (Center
for Environmental Health Sciences), NMR spectroscopy (Magnet
Laboratory and Department
of Chemistry), and animal care (Division
of Comparative Medicine).