The Pharmaceutical Sciences Instrumentation Facility is available to all School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty. It connects to faculty laboratories, conference rooms, glass washing room and walk-in cold room.
Through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Division of Research Resources, our faciltiy has a state-of-the-art CD instrument, operated as a shared facility. This instrument is a JASCO J-715, with the capability for simultaneous CD/fluorescence data acquisition, 4-channel stopped flow, titrator, fast-responding peltier-effect temperature control, and full computer control of experimental setup and data acquisition.
The facility serves a variety of research projects. A major focus and area of local expertise is the analysis of biological and artificial lipid bilayer membranes (liposomes). DSC is particularly useful in the investigation of small-molecule/membrane interactions. TGA can be used to detect residual solvent in amorphous and crystalline solids, and to characterize some polymorphic states such as solvates.