U25. NMR: Biomedical Applications I
- Scientific Director: Prof. Carles Arús Carles.Arus@uab.es
- Scientific Coordinator: Ana Paula Candiota AnaPaula.Candiota@uab.cat
- Entities: Servicio de Resonancia Magnética Nuclear (SeRMN) & Institut de Biotecnología i Biomedicina (IBB) & Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)
- Address: Facultad de Ciencias, Edificio C, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Barcelona, Spain
- Phone: +34 935 814 126
- Web: GABRMN-UAB seRMN-UAB
The platform is divided between the Servei de Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility) (SeRMN) (http://sermn.uab.cat/) and the Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina (IBB) for bioinformatics applications of the UAB . This platform is coordinated by Prof. Carles Arús, PI of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Biomedical Applications Group (GABRMN) (http://gabrmn.uab.es/), with a recognized research track record in the use of NMR as a tool for biomedical applications, and more especifically to identify biomarkers of different pathologies. The main objective of the Platform of Biomedical Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is the acquisition, processing and/or interpretation of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance data.
The platform is equipped with 10 spectrometers operating at magnetic fields between 5.8 and 14.1 Teslas (T), including a MRI scanner, Bruker BioSpec, equipped with a 7T horizontal magnet for preclinical trials.
The unit also hosts a computational platform at the IBB, with a total storage capacity of 12TB, which is accessible through the UAB network. The computational platform also hosts two multicentre databases (INTERPRET and eTUMOUR), with NMR and clinical data for more than 1000 human brain tumour patients.
The uniqueness in this case lies in access, in the same location, equipment for NMR studies in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro, molecular imaging accessories by using polarization as well as fixed metabolomic patterns. This configuration allows to validate results of molecular imaging in vivo with other in vitro facilities.
- U25-S01. NMR spectrometer 250MHz robot/250MHz auto/360MHz/400MHZ (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S02. NMR spectrometer 500MHz/600MHz (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S03. NMR spectrometer 400 MHz with HRMAS/CPMAS probes (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S04. 500 MHz spectrometer HPLC-NMR(Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S05. Preclinical horizontal spectrometer Biospec 7T (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S06. Dynamic nuclear polarizer HyperSense® (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S07. Focused Microwave Fixation system (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U25-S08. NMR consultancy for processing and interpreting data (Onsite&Remote)
- U25-S09. Access to specific software and database (Remote) OUTSTANDING
FOR THOSE SERVICES IDENTIFIED AS OUTSTANDING, AT LEAST 20% OF THEIR CAPACITY IS OPEN UNDER COMPETITIVE ACCESS. SEE ANNEX 1 OF ACCESS PROTOCOL FOR DETAILS ON % OF OPENNESS FOR EACH SERVICE
- U25-E01. Two AVANCE 250 MH z
- U25-E02. An AVANCE 360 MH z
- U25-E03. AVII 400 MH z
- U25-E04. AVIII 400 MH z
- U25-E05. AVANCE 500 MH z
- U25-E06. AVIII 600 MH z
- U25-E07. BioSpec 70/30 300 MH z
- U25-E08. Focused Microwave Fixation System
- U25-E09. Hypersense sample polarizer
In addition to the indicated equipment, it has:
- U25-E10. Animal housing
- U25-E11. Software packages
- AMIX software page (http://www.bruker-biospin.com/amix.html): analysis of mixtures, metabolomic studies, etc.
- INTERPRET decision-support system for human brain tumour diagnosis (based on MRS and SpectraClassifier)
- Databases of human brain tumour data.
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