Equipment and Facilities

The full capability map for Matis can be found here.

The following is a non-exhaustive selection of the equipment available within the Divison and Matis to support R&D and commercialization activities on biomolecules and bioactive ingredients. If you have a question regarding the use or availability of equipment and procedures, whether or not they are listed below, then please contact the relevant research group leader.

  • High-throughput sequencing facility including a:
    • Roche FLX 454 sequencer for genome and metagenomic sequencing
    • ABi 3730
    • robotic liquid dispensers, Beckman Biomek 2000
    • Packard Multiprobe II HT-ex
    • 24 (96 and 384) PCR MJ-Research PTC-225
  • FACSAria Flowcytometer & cell sorter
  • Protein, peptide, DNA and RNA electrophoresis facility
  • 10 liter and 1 liter fermentor for production of cells and biocatalysts
  • Various incubators
  • EKTA protein purification station
  • Dionex sugar analysis HPLC
  • HPLC units
  • Facilities for biomolecular separation via column chromatography
  • ICP-MS
  • LC-MS
  • GC-MS (2)
  • GC-olfactometry
  • Capillary electrophoresis unit
  • Microalgae culture facility
  • Fully equipped cell culture laboratory for various bioassays
  • PolarStar Multi Mode Plate reader
  • Microplate readers
  • Fluoro- and spectrophotometers
  • Rheometer
  • Texture analyzer
  • Viscometer
  • NIR instrument
  • Low field NMR instrument
  • DSC instrument
  • Sensory laboratory and consumer focus group facility
  • Freeze driers
  • Lab scale spray drier
  • Various lab and pilot scale processing equipment

Biotechnology and biomolecule pilot facilities for scale-up, including but not limited to:

  • Thermally regulated reaction/extraction tanks (up to 2000 liter capacity)
  • Reactors
  • Industrial decanter
  • Separators
  • Filtration units
  • GEA micro- and ultrafiltration fractionation unit
  • Vacuum concentrator
  • Spray drier
  • Freeze driers