Dynaflow's microbiology laboratory provides us with the capabilities to incubate, grow and access the viability of non-pathogenic microorganisms. Microbiology capabilities include automated cell counting and viability, optical microscopes with digital photo and video capturing, Petri plate counting, ultraviolet/fluorescence counting, SDS-PAGE Electrophoresis, and incubation and grow out facilities. Standard analyses performed include trypan blue cell viability, cell counting, Total Coliforms, Fecal Coliforms, Enterococcus, Heterotrophic plate counts, algae, and zooplankton counting and viability tests. The laboratory has the following equipment for conducting experiments and measurements:.

This lab includes:   

  • Thermo Gynesys 10S UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Bio-Rad MiniProtean 3 Electrophoresis Cell
  • Bio-Rad TC10 Automated Cell Counter
  • Digital biological microscope
  • Ultraviolet light for fluorescence studies
  • Fume hood
  • Mettler & OHaus analytical balances and a centrifuge
  • Autoclave, incubator and shaker water bath
  • Wet chemistry analysis
  • Thermo E-Pure water purification unit
  • Bibby Sterilin water still and Cole Parmer Research-Ion X-changer deionizer

Optical microscopes, incubator, and temperature controlled bath used in microbiological studies