The Biophysical Technology Center is a self-supporting non-profit Internal Service Organization at the University of Minnesota under the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics. It is open as a first priority to all University of Minnesota researchers, and to outside researchers by arrangement. The center goal is to make state-of-the-art instrumental resources for optical spectroscopy and EPR available to researchers, providing a venue for them to pursue their projects and develop their experience. Top priorities of the center personnel are to maintain the performance of these instruments at the highest level and to provide basic training to new users. As needed, the resident expertise in the center is available for consultation in sample preparation, data acquisition, and data analysis.
The BTC institution code for the Idea Elan mobile app is 97909.
Two high-throughput screening fluorescence plate readers are available to UMN researchers for translational projects, when ready to optimize and scale up for screening large chemical libraries.
• FLTPR Top-Read: Fluorescence Lifetime Plate Reader with up to 1536-well capability. Excitation sources: 473 nm and 532 nm lasers.
• SUPR: Spectral Unmixing Plate Reader with up to 1536-well capability. Excitation sources: 473 nm and 532 nm lasers.
These instruments are owned by Photonic Pharma LLC. For information and to reserve instruments, visit www.photonicpharma.com/instruments.html.
Dear Biophysical Technology Center Users,
The Biophysical Technology Center (BTC) has reopened for trained users only on Wednesday May 20th in accordance with UMN’s Sunrise Plans. We are taking proper precautions to help ensure not only the safety of you, but our staff and students as well. Below you’ll find some updated standards to which we’d appreciate your compliance:
Sarah Blakely, Accounts Manager
Robyn Rebbeck, Director