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Our equipment and services

At Aquila, we are proud to use, and have at our disposal, the latest technologies and facilities to deliver high-quality services to our clients.

Our state-of-the-art laboratory in the Edinburgh BioQuarter uses cutting-edge equipment, such as the IncuCyte® Live Cell Analysis System for visualisation and quantification of cell behaviour over time. Our specialist histology facilities include the new PerkinElmerVectra® Polaris™ Automated Quantitative Pathology Imaging System, capable of multispectral image analysis of up to seven markers on one section (7-plex).

Thanks to our strong links with the University of Edinburgh, we can also provide readouts from highly-specialised equipment, such as the NanoString nCounter® Analyser, for multiplex readouts enabling simultaneous DNA, RNA and protein analysis.

Please get in touch to learn more about our specialist equipment and analytical techniques.

Equipment we use

Some of the equipment we use in our advanced laboratory:

  • Two Attune NxT Flow Cytometers and autosamplers (allow 11-colour flow cytometry)
  • IncuCyte® Live Cell Analysis System
  • Luminex® MAGPIX® System
  • Eppendorf EpMotion® Liquid Handling System
  • PerkinElmerVectra® Polaris™ Automated Quantitative Pathology Imaging System
  • Leica Biosystems Bond Rx
  • Leica Biosystems Bond III (x2) (fully automated IHC and ISH multiplex stainer)
  • Ziess Axioscope 2 and Olympus BX51
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