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CNEM research facilities

Find out more about thTe research facilities and equipment available in the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism (CNEM).


Facilities and Equipment

Within the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism, there are five physiology testing rooms, equipped with medical beds and phlebotomy chairs for different types of studies and analyses. These testing rooms are fully equipped with phlebotomy equipment and benchtop centrifuges.

There are also kitchen facilities available for safe preparation of food and food supplements required for different studies.

Respiratory Measurement Equipment

  • Air pumps
  • Cosmed K5 Breath Analysers
  • Detalo Health Carbon Monoxide Rebreather
  • Douglas Bag Racks
  • Dry Gas Meters and Thermometers
  • NextGen O2K all-in-one, Oroboros mitochondrial high-resolution fluorespirometer
  • Parvo Gas Analyser
  • Radiometer ABL90 Flex Blood Gas Analyser
  • Servomex Gas Analysers
  • Vyntus CPX & Vyntus ECG for CPET Testing

Exercise Equipment

  • Variety of treadmills
  • Exercise bikes
  • Hand cranks

Body Composition Analysis Equipment

  • DEXA Scanner
  • pQCT
  • Tanita InnerScan Body Composition Monitor (Scales)
  • Leicester Height Measure Stadiometer
  • Bodystat 1500 Body Composition Monitoring Unit
  • Bodystat Quadscan 4000 Body Composition Analyser

Biochemistry Lab Equipment

  • Randox Daytona Clinical Chemistry Analyser
  • MSD Multiplex Plate Reader
  • Sysmex Automated Haematology Analyser
  • StepOneTM Real-Time PCR System (Applied Biosystems)
  • Ellispot Plate Reader
  • SpectroStar Nano Plate reader
  • Wellwash Plate Washer
  • IncuSafe CO2 Incubator
  • Laminar Flow Biological Safety Cabinet (category 2)
  • Fume Hood, Centrifuges and Microfuges

Biological Lab Analysis Equipment

  • OptimaMax Benchtop Ultracentrifuges (Beckman)
  • Pherastar Multiplate Reader (BMG)
  • Fully Equipped Cell Culture Room
    • Laminar Flow Cell Culture Cabinets
    • CO2 Incubators
  • HPLC (High-performance liquid chromatography) Equipment (Gilson)
  • PCR Machines (BioRad)
  • Immunoblotting Equipment
    • SDS-PAGE Equipment
    • Semi-Dry and Wet Electrotransfer Equipment
  • Immunoblotting Imaging System (UVP)

There is also access to MC2 university facilities :

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Fluorescence-activated Cell Sorting
  • Confocal Microscopy

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