Physical Resources

Microwave Machine

Microwave oven in the laboratory is used to heat media, agarose and any other reagent that need heating to dissolve. Microwave is convenient and generally safe when used correctly. Microwave ovens the reagents using microwaves, a form of electromagnetic radiation similar to radio waves.


Quantitative Real Time PCR Machine

Quantitative Reat Time PCR (qRT-PCR) is a polymerase chain reaction technique used to amplify specific sections of DNA with real time monitoring of the amplification of target DNA. This molecular technique gives rapid results which is essential in diagnosis as well as it quantitates the number of copies of the starting material in a given sample. 

Research Laboratories- Bacteriology

Bacteriology Laboratory test for aerobic and anaerobic culture of swabs, fluid, food samples and tissue. Identification of the isolated species is carried out as far as possible including biochemical tests and serological tests (antigen antibody reactions). Antimicrobial Sensitivity testing (AST) is performed on pure isolates to determine the best drug of choice for treatment as well as determine development of resistance to specific antibiotics commonly used in treatment of animals. 


A laminar flow cabinet or laminar flow hood or clean bench is a carefully enclosed bench designed to prevent contamination of research materials such as biological samples, media or any particle-sensitive device. Unlike the fume chamber, this laminar flow does not protect the user but what you are working on e.g. medium. 


The rota vapour works by increasing the rate of evaporation of the solvent by reducing the pressure to lower the solvent boiling point, rotating the sample to increase the effective surface area and heating the solution.The equipment is used to concentrate the extracted samples such as aflatoxin and plant extract samples for further analysis. 


The microplate washer is a device specially used for cleaning the microplate, and it is generally used in conjunction with the ELISA Microplate Reader. It is mainly used to clean residues after the detection of the ELISA microplate, thereby reducing the error caused by residues in the subsequent detection process. It has been widely used in the cleaning of enzyme-labeled plates in hospitals and research laboratories.


Fume chamber are used widely in laboratories and are designed to capture and remove air-borne hazardous substances generated during laboratory experiments (e.g. gases, vapours, aerosols and particulates/dust). The fume chamber is used to: protect the user from inhaling toxic gases, protect the product or experiment and protect the environment.