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Enabler Request

Clinical Translational Sciences is one of the research Enablers supporting wet-lab research in SGH.

Through this platform, DCR provides an opportunity for PIs to have their specific research queries answered. PIs will be matched with an experienced Research Scientist to help them develop, improve, and execute high-quality research by providing services in the following areas:

  • Experimental design and set-up

  • Protocol review

  • Budgeting (wet lab experiments)

  • Data analysis

  • Research manpower

  • and more…

To request for our service, please click here (intranet-enabled) for more details and for downloading of the Service Request Form


Cold Storage Service for IRB Approved Projects

The CTS Core provides cold storage service for IRB approved projects which utilizes existing cold storage units such as -80°C, -20°C, 4°C fridges/freezers and liquid nitrogen tanks found at SGH Research Laboratory.

This service is initiated to:

  1. Provide cold storage for biological samples that are collected for the whole duration of the IRB approved project (tissues that are left behind after IRB expires can be transferred to SGH Satellite Bank under HBRA, given that appropriate patient consent has been sought for future research. If appropriate patient consent is not in place, the tissues have to be discarded)
  2. Help researchers mitigate the issue of limited or no cold storage space at SGH Research Laboratory

The cold storage service at SGH Research Laboratory comes with a nominal fee which is reflected in the table below. Interested researchers can submit the storage request form (only accessible to SingHealth staff) and the IRB approval letter to Hazel Foo.

Specialised Equipment Service 

The CTS Core allows internal and external researchers access to the following specialised research equipment from our research platforms at an affordable fee:

Interested users can click on the link below or email to enquire on the prices.

  • Other Academic Institutions and Industries Users (request via Email).

    1. Applied Biosystems 3130xl Genetic Analyser

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    With 16-capillary throughput and advanced automation capabilities, the 3130xl system is flexible enough to meet the throughput needs of the busiest core facility or research group. The streamlined set-up and 24-hour unattended operation make it an ideal choice for low or medium throughput laboratories.

    2. Applied Biosystems 3500xL Genetic Analyser

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    The 24-capillary 3500xL Genetic Analyzer is fluorescence based DNA analysis instrument specifically designed to enhance productivity and confidence in the human identification (HID) laboratory.  

    3. Nikon A1R Confocal Microscope

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    The Nikon A1R confocal live cell imaging system is equipped with Nikon Ti-E inverted microscope, 4 lasers (405nm, 488nm, 543nm, 638nm), 4 PMT, environmental control, intensilight mercury-fiber illuminator, high sensitivity CCD camera, lenses for phase contrast, DIC and lens with violet correction.

    4. Beckman Coulter CyAn ADP Flow Cytometer

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    The CyAn™ ADP Analyzer is an automated, 3 laser (405nm, 488nm, 642nm) flow cytometry system that performs 11 standard parameter analysis including 9 color plus FSC (Forward Scatter) and SSC (Side Scatter).

    5. Rad Source RS2000 X-ray Irradiator

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    The RS2000 X-ray Irradiator is ideal for the irradiation of small animals for myeloablation/ chimera creation. Its ability to achieve 95% Dose uniformity to all the animals in the filtered animal cage makes the RS 2000 ideal for small animal research.

    6. Fluidigm BioMark HD System

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    The Fluidigm system consists of the following:

      1. A high-throughput nanofluidic real-time thermal cycler: BioMark HD system
      2. Two automatic sample and assay mixing devices: IFC controller MX (for 48 samples x 48 assays) and RX (for 192 samples x 24 assays).

    7. Agilent 2100 Bioanalyser

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    The Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer is a microfluidics-based platform for sizing, quantification and quality control of DNA, RNA, proteins and cells. Results are delivered within 30-40 minutes in automated, high quality digital data.

    8. Millipore Luminex 200


    This Milliplex system simultaneously detect and quantify multiple parameters in a small volume of precious biological fluid samples and correlate the data from multiple analytes to reveal complex relationships and pathways of biomolecules using a bead-based multiplex suspension array system.

    9. Affymetrix Microarray GCS3000


    Affymetrix GeneChip® System is a microarray system equipped with Hybridization Oven 640, Fluidics Station 450 and Scanner 3000 7G with Autoloader. The system is managed by Affymetrix GeneChip Operating Software (GCOS).

    10. Shimadzu Nexera X2 UHPLC


    Our ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system, equipped with electrochemical detector (ECD) and ultra-violet (UV) detector, is capable of covering a broad range of UHPLC application demands.

    11. AATI Fragment Analyzer Automated Capillary Electrophoresis System

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    The Fragment Analyzer accelerates nucleic acid analysis workflow through the automation of key steps such as gel loading and sample injection. With a 12-capillary array, it can analyze 12 samples simultaneously from a 96-well plate or tube strips. The instrument can hold up to three trays of 96-well plates at a time, and process the plates/ samples in any order. After separations are complete, nucleic acid fragment analysis is simplified with PROSize Data Analysis Software.