The PBAC services Fortune 500 companies and specializes in proteomics, LC/MS (liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry) and bioinformatics. This facility serves as a regional resource for UB and regional investigators, providing state-of-the art instrumentation and expertise in proteomics and biopharmaceutical analysis.
The facility includes a well-equipped wet-lab devoted to cell culture, biochemistry experiments (for Western-blotting, electrophoresis, ELISA, etc.), column packing, treatment of proteomic samples and preparation for quantitative analysis. It operates as a collaborative core, developing analytical strategies that address significant bioanalytical challenges and thereby advance knowlege in a variety of applications.
The facility has several main research foci:
The final analytical strategies often represent combined developments in instrumentation, sample processing, and data analysis.
The instrumentation utilized by the researchers consists of: