Equipment available for your use

The Genomics Laboratory houses equipment that is available to IU scientists at little or no cost. Some equipment requires training for first-time users. Last updated 2018-09-14.


  • Covaris S220 (single sample, bring your own Covaris microTubes)
  • Covaris E220 (up to 96 samples)

Nucleic Acid Quantification and Quality Control

  • Agilent 2200 TapeStation (nucleic acid quality check and quantification)
  • ThermoFisher Qubit4 fluorometer (high sensitivity nucleic acid quantification)
  • BioTek Epoch microplate spectrophotometer (microvolume spectrometer, coming in Aug. 2019)
  • NanoDrop ND-1000 spectrophotometer (microvolume spectrometer)
  • Molecular Devices FilterMax f5 and Promega GloMax multi-mode microplate readers (absorbance, fluorescence, glow luminescence; programable endpoint, kinetics, multiple-wavelength scan)

PCR and real-time PCR

  • PCR thermocyclers
  • Stratagene Mx3000P Quantitative PCR Thermal Cycle
  • Roche LightCycler 480 II real-time PCR system (both 96-well and 384-well plates)