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