Need Biomedical Research Services?

The SDSU HealthLINK Center Biomedical Lab can perform many biological and biochemical assays in our facilities at Alvarado Road and at the SDSU BioScience Center. The Biomedical Lab provides key research services, such as biospecimen sample tracking/storage, processing, and analysis. We also provide facilities and personnel effort for detection/quantification of genetic material, proteins, select metabolites (e.g. urea, cholesterol, etc.), and other biomarkers (e.g. genes, gene expression, etc.). We host a range of cold storage options, including UltraLow -80°C for long- or short-term sample storage. In addition to basic lab resources, the HLINK Biomedical Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment to support microscopy, plate assays, biochemical and molecular biology techniques, and a variety of protein and immunological assays to support your research. 

Services Provided

Biomedical Lab Services include:

  • Scientific consultation for experimental design and protocols
  • Long-term sample storage
  • Specimen preparation and processing/Kit-based processing
  • Extraction, cleanup, and storage of DNA/RNA
  • Primer design, PCR/qRT-PCR,  and agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Processing, packaging and transport of samples for external sequencing
  • Protein extraction, isolation and purification (desalting & dialysis, sample clean-up, affinity purification)
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
  • Colorimetric, fluorescent, and luminescent quantification 

The labs are outfitted with the following instruments: 

  • Cold storage space (+4C, -20C, -80C)
  • SpectraMax® M2 Multimode Microplate Reader (ELISA, BCA, etc.)
  • BioRad CFX96 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System (qRT-PCR and PCR)
  • QIAcube QIAGEN spin-column kit automation (automates 80 kits for DNA/RNA extraction, purification, isolation, etc.)
  • Nikon Eclipse Ti2-E Automated Inverted Microscope (Fluorescence microscopy, H&E, etc.)
  • Tokyo Boeki Biolis 24i Premium Chemistry Analyzer (determines the concentration of certain metabolites, electrolytes, proteins, and/or drugs in samples of serum, plasma, urine, and/or other body fluids)
  • Agilent HPLC SYS-LC-1260II LC 1260 Infinity II System (Column: 70A NH2, 5um, 4.6 x 250mm)

*See intake form for specific services provided

SDSU & SDSU IV researchers and SDSU HealthLINK Center partners
receive competitive pricing at all stages of research.

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Meet theTeam

Scott Kelley, PhD

Scott Kelley, PhD

RCC Co-Leader and Biomedical Methods Group Leader

Wendy Jia Men Huang, PhD

Research Manager

Jan Pferdekamper

Biomedical Laboratory Coordinator