Laboratory
Laboratory Equipment and Instruments

Chemiluminescent Nitric Oxide Analyser (NOA)

Sievers 280 NOA, model 280 i-2 - Sievers Instruments

Laser Doppler Flowmeter

Transonic Systems Inc. USA, model BLF21 DC (Ithaca, NY, USA)

Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC)

Waters, model ACQUITY with extended detection capabilities by UPLC Fluorescence, Tunable UV and Photodiode Array

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Fluorescence Microscope

Nikon, model 50i – With CCD: 2/3 Sony ICX 285AL, 6.45 μm square pixels

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Model DU640B - Beckman Instruments INC (Fullerton, California USA)

Scanning Electron Microscope

FEI Quanta 450 FEG/EDS

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Irradiation System

Irradiation system with mercury-arc lamp, water filter with thermostatized jacket, electromechanical shutter, shutter controller and fiber optics (Oriel Corp.)

Franz Diffusion Cells

Hanson 6-Cell Manual Diffusion Test System with startup vertical diffusion cell test system

Nitrosation System (Patented)

S-nitrosation system for the S-nitrosation of polymers and hydrogels. Cylinders of NO, and synthetic air are used for delivering NO/O2 pulses to the samples inside a reaction chamber (shown inserted in the sampling compartment of a UV-Vis spectrophotometer). A solenoid valve, via an electronic timer, controls the number and duration of the pulses. The excess gases are diverted to a discard flask

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3D-Printer DLP

MoonRay D75 (SprintRay - Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

TA instruments, model Q100

Diode Array UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Hewlett Packard (HP), model 8453

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Freeze-dryer

Virtis - Benchtop “k” series freeze dryer-4kbtxl-75 (SP Industries, Gardiner, NY, USA)

Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer

Agilent Technologies, model Cary Eclipse

Infusion Pump

Harvard, model PHD 2000 infusion (Holliston, Massachusetts, USA)

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Electronic Rotary Microtome

Thermo Fisher Scientific, model HM 340E (Walldorf, Germany)

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