BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTRE (BARC)

 

Shestco Biotech building

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTRE

Fully equipped to conduct proactive research and development activities in biotechnology and genetic engineering, as well as provide a forum for exchange of information, expertise and know-how among scientists in the field.

  • Breast cancer treatment using Prodigosin
  • Sickle-cell research
  • DNA extraction from plant
  • Somatic embryogenesis of plants
  • Genetic engineering and transformation of plants and micro-organisms
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Identification of micro-organisms
  • In vitro multiplication of plants
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Macro-propagation of plants
  • Post-flask management
  • Prodigiosin production for cancer treatment
  • Maintenance and preservation of cancer cell lines
  • Biosynthesis of Gold nanoparticles
  • Encapsulation of Prodigiosin in Chitosan to form microphere

Equipment available at BARC

Polymerase Chain Reaction Machine
Electrophoresis System
Biosafety Cabinets
Water conditioner/chiller
Gel System
DNA extraction apparatus
Refrigerated centrifuge
Clevenger apparatus
Rotary evaporator
Electroporators
UV Spectrophotometer
Temporal Immersion Bioreactor System
Incubators
Growth chambers
Lyophilizers
Inverted microscope
CO2 Incubator
Incubator shaker