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Key instrumentation at the Genomics Core

While all instruments are available via our full-service options, a selected set of instruments are also available to the VCU community via Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Genomics. Following completed hands-on training, these instruments can be booked via the FORCE system. Please email the Genomics Core to schedule your training.

Instrumentation include (* indicates availability via the DIY program):

  • BioAnalyzer (Agilent)*
  • Biotek Synergy (Agilent)*
  • Blue Pippin (Sage Science)*
  • Chromium X (10X Genomics)*
  • Countess III (ThermoFisher Scientific)*
  • Covaris E220 (Covaris)*
  • Covaris S2 (Covaris)
  • MiSeq seqeuncer (Illumina)
  • Nanodrop (ThermoFisher Scientific)*
  • NextSeq 2000 seqeuncer (Illumina)
  • QIAcube (Qiagen)*
  • Qubit 2.0 (ThermoFisher Scientific)*
  • TapeStation 4200 (Agilent)*
  • ViiA 7 Real-Time PCR system














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