The Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine’s (ITSMED) state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories in its Derriford Research Facility HQ and adjacent John Bull Building at Plymouth Science Park incorporate a range of cutting-edge technical capabilities including:
University Systems Biology Centre – genomics, proteomics, Next
Generation Sequencing and quantitative mass spectrometry.
Light Microscopy Service (PLiMS) – Light / confocal microscopy and
image analysis service for bioimaging applications.
- Level 2 and 3 containment facilities.
- Cell / tissue culture and analysis facilities.
- Flow cytometry / FACS suite.
- HPLC / LCMS analytical services.
- Microarray platform technology.
- Extracellular Flux Analysis.
- Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR).
- HRA accredited tissue storage, biobanking facilities
and sample collections.
- Small molecule mass spectrometry analysis.
For further information about our laboratory facilities please contact ITSMED@plymouth.ac.uk.
Derriford Research Facility (DRF)Opened in October 2017, ITSMED’s new, state-of-the-art Derriford Research Facility (DRF) headquarters, represents a landmark investment by the University of Plymouth in to its biomedical and clinical research infrastructure.
Located at Plymouth Science Park, adjacent to the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and neighbouring University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, the DRF incorporates high-tech laboratories, including the Plymouth University Systems Biology Centre and Plymouth Light Microscopy Service, providing a rich, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment for University researchers, clinical colleagues and our partners.
Plymouth University Systems Biology Centre
Genomic and proteomic analysis facilities and expertise providing a comprehensive, dedicated service to support delivery of research for University and commercial partnersLearn more about the Systems Biology Centre
Plymouth Light Microscopy Service (PLiMS)
Light / confocal microscopy and image analysis service for bioimaging applications for academic and commercial partnersLearn more about our Light Microscopy Service