ANTEC houses state-of-the-art bionanotechnology research equipment, which allows for the evaluation of samples on a cellular and molecular level. The core serves Northwestern University researchers and is open to visiting scientists and local industry researchers.
ANTEC instruments are unique to the Chicago campus. Our newest Modular Compact Rheometer MCR302 characterizes mechanical properties of highly sensitive biomaterials. Our Cytation3 combines cell imaging and conventional microplate detection, enabling an array of analytical technologies ranging from microscopy, automatic cell counting, and image statistics to absorbance, luminescence, and fluorescence detection on slides, flasks, and plates. The Zetasizer Nano ZSP allows for measurement of absolute molecular weight, size, mobility, and Zeta potential of nanoparticles. Labconco Freezone 6 and 6 Plus freeze dryers are used for the preparation of highly customized synthetic peptides and to dehydrate biological samples with minimal damage.
Equipment in the core is self-service and training is required. ANTEC is located on the 11th floor of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
Cell Imager and Plate Reader Cytation3
Centrifuge Sorvall Legend RT+
Chemiluminescent Gel Imager Azure300
Fluorescence Gel Imager InVivoF
Lyophilizer FreeZone 6 & 6 Plus
Microplate Reader M5
Nanosight300 (SQI Evanston)
Real-Time PCR CFX Connect
Zetasizer Nano ZSP
Acknowledging use of the Analytical bioNanoTechnology Core (ANTEC) in your publications is very important. Acknowledgements help us demonstrate the Core's value to the Northwestern research community and they will contribute tremendously in our efforts to secure funding for new instruments and services
Please send full citations for your publications to the ANTEC manager, Alexandra Kolot: firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support!
Here is an example acknowledgement statement you can adapt for use in your manuscripts:
[Biological and chemical analysis] was performed in the Analytical bioNanoTechnology Core Facility of the Simpson Querrey Institute at Northwestern University. The U.S. Army Research Office, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Northwestern University provided funding to develop this facility and ongoing support is being received from the Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource (NSF NNCI-1542205).
Users must establish a NUCore account to reserve time on instruments in the Institute Cores. To set up an account, contact Alexandra Kolot (312.503.6708).