The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition can provide USask researchers with access to shared laboratory equipment as well as technical assistance. Located in the Health Sciences Building in DDDRG facilities, technical staff maintain and coordinate the use of common equipment and can train new users upon request. USask faculty members interested in using our facilities should direct their request to Deborah Michel or Vicki Keeler.

NOTE: Use of instruments may require a user fee.

3D10 Common Equipment

  • Freezone 6 plus freeze dryer
  • Mettler Toledo XP6 microbalance
  • Incubating orbital shaker
  • Agilent 8453 Spectrometer UV-visible
  • Optima Max – XP ultracentrifuge - Beckman
  • Malvern Zetasizer
  • ZOE inverted fluorescence microscope
  • Alpha Imager
  • Branson Probe Sonicator - bring your own probes
  • Realtime PCR
  • Biotek plate reader
  • Western blotting capacity
  • Tissue culture facility
  • Dolomite microfluidics system

2D10 Common Analytical Instruments

  • Three Ultra high pressure liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)
  • HPLC-UV
  • HPLC-fluorescence detector

Other available equipment managed by DDDRG PIs

  • Oxytherm respirometer (Hansatech Instruments Ltd)
  • Spex Fluorolog spectrofluorometer
  • Olympus IX81 inverted fluorescence microscope
  • Smoke inhalation chambers for rodent drug exposure
  • EthoVision animal behaviour analysis software
  • Cell lines for studying CB1R, CB2R, GPR55, OX1, OX2, 5HT2a G protein-coupled receptors
  • Schrödinger Maestro software for modelling drug-receptor interactions
  • Fluorescent microscope
  • Gamma counter