Our Facilities

Akina, Inc. has a wide variety of equipment and capabilities available both for contract research as well as available for lease. Listed below is equipment broken down by laboratory usage. This is not an all-inclusive list so contact a representative to discuss your project or equipment rental needs.

Biology Lab

Akina Inc. has a fully functional, aseptic, biological laboratory equipped with an U.V. Sterilizing Laminar Flow Hood (Esco class II), a Yamato steam sterilizing Autoclave, an ethylene oxide sterilizer (Andersen Sterilizer), an Orbital Shaking Incubator (Model SHKE4450, Barnstead), a 5% CO2 incubator (VWR symphony) and multiple inverted light microscopes for both normal viewing and fluorescence (AM scope). Akina Inc. maintains stock cell lines including MCF7 (breast cancer), CCD-1068SK (fibroblasts), HEP G2 (Hepatic), Vero (African green monkey kidney cells), and others. Note, Akina does not market or distribute these cell lines, but they are available for contract research and testing.

Chemistry Lab

Akina Inc. has a fully functional chemistry lab equipped with Analytical balances, Vacuum Pumps, pH Meter (Fisher, AB-15), Bath sonicator (Branson, 5510), Chemical Fume Hoods, Orbital Shaking Incubator (Model SHKE4450, Barnstead), U.V. Vis Spectrophotometer (Genesys-10S), HPLC (Shimadzu). In addition, this lab is fully stocked with most common chemical reagents. This lab can be utilized to perform chemical analysis and for sample preparation.

Analysis Lab

Akina Inc. has a fully functional analysis lab equipped with an FTIR (Thermo Mattson, Satellite FTIR, Model 960M0017), fluorometer (Turner Quantech, Model FM109515), rheometer (AR-550, TA instruments) mechanical tester (Texture Technologies Corp., Texture Analyser, Model TA-XT plus), and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC Q-2000 TA instruments). In addition to chemical analysis, this lab can be utilized to characterize and define polymer samples.

Polymer Synthesis Lab

PolySciTech® houses a fully climate controlled polymer synthesis laboratory. This low-humidity laboratory has precision temperature controlled magnetically stirred glass reactors, Duoseal deep vacuums for oxygen/humidity removal, argon and nitrogen purge gasses available as well as reaction set-ups for UV initiated/heat initiated polymer synthesis reactions. Click here to see some of the products that come out of this lab. PolySciTech® can perform custom polymer synthesis in this lab. Contact a representative to learn more.


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