Laboratory Equipment

Laboratory Equipment play very important role in the development and strengthening of scientific and technological capacity of the laboratory. Equipment that meets international standards purchased with grant of the Russian Government funds for the laboratory of a leading scientist needs, allowed fundamentally expand opportunities for research in chemistry bionanostructure and nanomaterials. Overall share of funds allocated by the project manager, Professor Kabanov AV, to purchase equipment and materials for the studies is 41% of the total amount of public funding. Today, the staff of the laboratory has everything they need in the research arsenal to carry out research at the advanced level.

Full repair is fulfilled in all rooms of the laboratory. The modern laboratory furniture is purchased and installed. Transferred to MSU, as well as purchased with grant funds scientific equipment is in working order and placed in the workplace. 

Laboratory staff has a complex of equipment intended for experimental work to create and generate nanozymes, equipment for microbiological work with bacteriolytic enzymes, with newest separation systems of complex mixtures of chemicals used, including in organic synthesis, unique experimental facilities for enzymatic reactions in magnetic fields research. 

A set of equipment for experimental work on the nanozymes creation and propertiesA set of equipment includes multifunctional microplate photometer model Spectromax M5 (photometer luminometer fluorometer) spectrophotometer Varian Cary 50, which yields the spectral characteristics of bionanomaterials and monitor the kinetics of enzymatic reactions with high accuracy; HPLC drugs Analyzer based on Smartline system with detectors and accessories, a low-pressure chromatographic system Biologic LP c fraction collector Biofrac, equipped program LP Data View; gel documentation system Biospektrum 410 AU Chemie, equipment for the visualization and study of supramolecular systems (Zetasizer Nano ZS); cell electrophoresis Prothean Tetra Mini with integrated Mini Trans Blot; spectrophotometer Perkin-Elmer; Ultrasonic Bandelin electronic; extruder; shaker incubator, centrifuge for various purposes, as well as auxiliary equipment (variable volume pipette, magnetic stirrers, power sources, low-temperature chamber for experiments, laboratory balance, water purification systems, drying cabinet, etc.). 

Equipment for microbiological and biochemical research work includes laminar flow hood equipped with a heap filter, UV light exposure for the cells of microorganisms; Multivorteks Biosan V32 unit for intensive mixing of bacterial and yeast cells, washing from the culture medium for the preparation of the extraction of metabolites and enzymes from cells and cell cultures, Refrigerated centrifuge, etc. 

Equipment for experimental work on the creation and properties study of hybrid nanozymes based on metallic magnetic nanoparticles includes in addition to standard laboratory equipment to the above, a comprehensive desktop to the quantitative separation and isolation of the individual components of complex mixtures «puriFlashTM430» for chemical modification of the surface of the nanoparticles with organic compounds, and also unique instruments developed for laboratories, namely, the experimental setup for studying the kinetics of biochemical reactions in a pulsed magnetic field, the experimental setup for the study of chemical reactions in suspensions with superparamagnetic nanoparticles in a constant and rotating magnetic fields, the experimental setup «Astra-50" with multi-cooling system for the study of the kinetics of chemical reactions in suspensions with superparamagnetic nanoparticles in an alternating magnetic field frequency of 50 Hz.

All rooms are equipped with laboratory fume hoods, systems for storing reagents, analytical balance, thermostats, water treatment systems, computers for data processing and analysis, including specialized and standard software, as well as systems of communication (telephone, internet).

It should be emphasized that the laboratory staff have the opportunity to conduct research on high-unique equipment purchased under the program of the Moscow State University in 2010 -2011 GG, such as the CD spectrometer Jasco -815 (Japan), Infrared Fourier spektormetra Bruker Tenzor-27 (UK), the analyzer size and concentration of nanoparticles Nanosight, titrating isothermal calorimeter MicroCal iTC-200 (GE Lifesciences). These devices are installed in the laboratory of the leading scientist, and in the neighbor rooms.

Animal experiments are conducted at the Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases, State Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry Serbsky under existing contracts, as well as at the Center for Research Test № 33 (CRI) of the Federal state of biological control science (FGBUN) of the Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation.