Discovery Centers

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An Open Innovation Initiative

Purpose

Two laboratory spaces located in the Center for BioHealth, CBH-201, and the Research and Education building, RES-208, are available to:

  • provide shared laboratory space for young researchers and clinical faculty members
  • make available supplemental instrumentation for researchers who don’t otherwise have access to critical capabilities
  • offer laboratory access to entrepreneurs and start-up companies enrolled in the UNT Health Science Center’s Acceleration Lab Program.

A listing of the larger pieces of equipment present in each Center can be found in the table below. Details of the capabilities of some of these pieces can be found using the appropriate link in the navigation pane on the left of the page. However for more information or to discuss the specific capabilities of each lab as they might apply to your research needs, please feel free to contact the Discovery Center Manager who will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Katrina Gordon, PhD
Discovery Center Manager
Office of Research Development & Commercialization
Division of Research & Innovation
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie
Boulevard, CBH-201
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 735-5127
Katrina.Gordon@unthsc.edu

Interested UNT Health Science Center members can download access forms here. Web-based versions of these forms are also available and can be accessed and completed through this link. Once completed, these forms can be returned to the Discovery Center Manager in CBH-201 for review. Interested Companies can begin the process to access the Discovery Centers by joining the UNT Health Science Center Acceleration Lab commercialization program by contacting ip.office@unthsc.edu or (817) 735-5147.

The Discovery Centers result from collaborative efforts by the UNTHSC Department of Cell Biology, Immunology & Microbiology, the Office of Research Development & Commercialization, and the Division of Research & Innovation. This facility has also been featured on TechTalk, an online radio talk show for Texas Technology Entrepreneurs. To listen to the show click here.

Equipment Present in Each Lab Space:

CBH 201
RES 208
Autoclave
Open-use nearby
Balance
Mettler AG204 Analytical Balance; Ohaus Navigator NV Benchtop Balance
Eppendorf 5810R; Fisher Centrific 225; Hettich MIKRO 200
Beckman J2-21M; Eppendorf 5424; VWR Galaxy mini
Electrophoresis
UVP BioDoc-it Gel Documentation System
Heating
Hot plate with stirrer and heating block
Hot plate with stirrer and heating block
Incubation
Jouan IG050 stacked Water Jacketed CO2 incubators; Lauda RM6 Low Temperature Thermostat; Heratherm Drying Oven
Lyophilizer
Olympus 1X70- Digital imaging, Fluorescence, and Phase Contrast
Nikon Phase Contrast 2; Nikon Eclipse TE2000-U- Digital imaging, Fluorescence, and Differential Interference Contrast
BioRad MiniOpticon, Eppendorf Mastercycler Gradient, PCR Cabinet and Crosslinker
BioTek Synergy H1 with Take3 small volume plate
Molecular Devices SpectraMAX GeminiXS and SpectraMAX 340pc, Meso Scale Discovery SECTOR® Imager 2400
Refrigeration
Double door cooler with NIST traceable, alarm capable thermometer
Spectrophotometer
BioTek Synergy H1 with Take3 small volume plate
Freezers
-20°C and -80°C
Miscellaneous
Bunsen Burner; Glassware; Osmometer; pH meter;  Pipet-aid; Vortex
Bunsen Burner; Glassware; Microwave; Transilluminator; pH meter, Pipet-aid; Vortex

A downloadable document containing a list of the available equipment in each lab which can be used for grant submission can be found here.

This page was last modified on June 21, 2018