BioMediTech Research Infrastructure

CellTech Laboratories

CellTech Laboratories are specialized cell culture laboratories for pilot testing of biomaterials and technical devices and culturing freshly isolated tissues and cell lines.

Introduction

CellTech Laboratories are specialized cell culture laboratories in Arvo building. There are two separate CellTech laboratories. First (CellTech1, E496) is preferably for pilot testing of biomaterials and technical devices intended for clinical or in vitro use and the other (Celltech 2, E495) for culturing freshly isolated tissues and cell lines with unknown sterility and mycoplasma status.

The CellTech laboratories are especially designed to take into account the combined needs of sufficient sterility dictated by the requirements of cell cultures, and flexibility required by the new and innovative applications’ development.

We have wide selections of different cell lines that can be utilized or laboratory users can bring their own cell lines and cell culture reagents. Experiments can be planned together with the customer and, if necessary, performed by our experts. In the CellTech laboratories it is also possible to modify the work space and even the laboratory itself to better fit the need of the experiment.

Orientation given by Sari Kalliokoski or her named substitute person and reservation of workspace via Agendo are prerequisites for laboratory access. For experiments requiring a whole cell culture incubator, booking of incubator via Agendo is obligatory. In addition, use of PICO plasma cleaner requires booking via Agendo.

Equipment

CellTech 1 (E496, pilot testing of biomaterials and technical devices) is equipped with:

  • Two laminar flow cabinets equipped with pipet sets and liquid suction systems with vacuum pump
  • Four CO2-incubators
  • Two phase contrast microscope with camera and on with display
  • Eppendorf centrifuge
  • MiniSpin centrifuge
  • Heated waterbath
  • Test tube shaker
  • PICO plasma cleaner

CellTech 2 (E495, culturing freshly isolated tissues and cell lines with unknown sterility and mycoplasma status) is equipped with:

  • Three laminar flow cabinets equipped with pipet sets and liquid suction systems with vacuum pump and Bunsen burners
  • Four CO2-incubators
  • Two phase contrast microscope with camera
  • Two Eppendorf centrifuges
  • Heated waterbath
  • Test tube shaker

Prices

Billing is based on Agendo bookings.

  • Laminar flow hood: 1 €/h (minimum time 0,5 h)
  • Incubator (only if experiment require reservation of the whole incubator): 5 €/24 h
  • PICO plasma cleaner: 1 €/h

For large experiments performed by laboratory personnel, prices will be defined based on customer needs. Please inquire!

Contacts

Laboratory Technologist: 
Sari Kalliokoski
sari.kalliokoski(at)uta.fi
Tel: +358 40 190 1799
Room: ARVO D471

Associate Professor: 
Susanna Miettinen
susanna.miettinen(at)uta.fi
Tel: +358 40 749 7095
Room: ARVO D435

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