The Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is a part of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. Our primary mission is to support research labs at UCSF through the resources that we host, but other academic and biotechnology organizations are welcome to use our facility through prior arrangements.
The resources found at our facility typically would be beneficial to multiple research groups, rather than be limited to one group. We have available standard research equipment such as Q-PCR machines, pipeting robots, a NanoDrop spectrophotometer, and plate luminometers. We take pride in providing more specialized equipment such as a contact microarray printer, 50 watt laser cutter, and three-dimensional printers. We are especially interested in hosting cutting edge technology found in equipment such as the Illumina HiSeq2500 and BioRad QX100 digital PCR system. Our staff provides support and training for all of our resources.In addition to our permanent equipment, we demo new instruments from vendors who want a central location to house their equipment. Vendors can contact us to setup demos.
We share our physical space with the latest microscopy technologies hosted by the Nikon Imaging Center and with a BD FACSAria cell sorter hosted by the Laboratory for Cell Analysis at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.UPDATES: July 11, 2014 The BioRad Droplet generator is malfunctioning. Technical service has been called but there isn't an ETA for the repair.