Lab Equipment

Pilot Plant Equipment

Our Centre and researchers have a wide-range of general and specialized laboratory instruments for use.  We offer one-on-one training, technical advice and troubleshooting support while allowing you the freedom to perform your own research and analyses.

 Lab equipment available for use include:


  • AlphaMos E-nose
  • AlphaMos E-tongue


  • Fast Protein Liquid Chromatograph with different columns for gel permeation and ion-exchange chromatography
  • Preparative-scale HPLC with automated fraction collector
  • Amicon membrane ultrafiltration set-up (300 ml capacity)
  • Circular Dichroism spectropolarimeter (located at RCFFN)

Molecular Biology

  • Gel scanner and 1-D analysis
  • Automated gel electrophoresis separation and development
  • Fast Applied Biosystems Real Time-PRC System
  • Beckman Coulter P/ACE MDQ Capillary Electrophoresis System


  • DionexASE 300 Accelerated Solvent Extraction System
  • Soxtec (Soxhlet system)

Special Services

  • Biotek ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) System
  • Liquid-crystal-tunable-filter based NIR hyperspectral imaging systems

General Analytical

  • Malvern Mastersizer Particle Size Analyzer
  • Gas Chromatograph (GC)
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrophotometer (GC-MS)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrophotometer (LC-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrophometry (ICP-OES)
  • Spectrofluorimeter with 100µl to 2.5ml sample capacity
  • Microplate reader for absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence measurements
  • Applied Biosystems MS/MS Systems
  • Microscopes
  • Water UPLC-MS
  • Luminex Flow Cytometer


Pilot Plant Equipment available for use include:



Basket extruder and Spheronizer (Marumerizer)

1.0 mm extrudate 50-100 kg/h


60quart (57 Liters) capacity, includes power bowl lift, stainless steel bowl, beater, wire whip and dough hook

Tablet press

216,000/h (max), 16,000/h (min)

Spray drier

70m 3/hr drying air (1 kg water/hr)

Capsule filler

size 0 and 00

Piston filler

Up to 30 containers per minute (depending on container size and product characteristics)


Based on 0.5g/ml product density, wurster coating: 20g-600g; top spray granulation:100g-600g

Mastersizer 2000

Laser diffraction particle size analyzer

Chroma meter CR-400

Color measurement instrument ideal for food, building material and textile.

Blending system, Pharma Lifter

10L & 40L mixing bowls.  Load capacity up to 100 kg

COP wash system

DI water: 2-4 bar, 100L/min; warm water (60C max)

Pellet mill

0.5mm die size

Rotor beater mill

0.2, 0.5, 0.75, 2, 4mm Sieve

Ball mill


Centrifugal mill

0.08, 0.5, 0.75mm Sieve


Long grain: 1.0-1.2 ton/h, short grain: 1.2-1.5 ton/h

Screw press-oil expeller

40-40kg input material/h

Screw press-oil or fats expeller

3-5 kg input material/h

Air classifier / Fine Grinder

Cut point from 1 to 150 micron (100 mesh).  Milling Capacity 200-250lbs/hr

Supercritical fluid chromatography


Fermentation Equipment

30 L stainless steel

Filter press (users will supply new filter sheet)


Packaging line (tablet or capsule counter, filler, capper, labeler and sealer)

200 bottles/days

Auger filler


Freeze dryer


Multipurpose processing vessels


Supercritical Fluid Extraction

1L vessel, Two - 5L extraction vessels

Seperator (Alfa Laval)

Max through put 4 cu m/h, max solids handling 33L/h

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