Research Services & Tools

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Research Services & Tools

Members of BIO5 have access to equipment, and support services that help them drive their innovations = forward. This includes genomics, imaging, irradiation, media, sensors, device prototyping, and more.
*Services denoted by an asterisk are also available to external UArizona users

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Biosafety Level 3

The Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility is designed to safely handle and store human, animal, and plant infectious agents or toxins. This program also supports the development of projects using Risk Group 3 pathogens for research or clinical diagnosis. Biocontainment facilities make possible the development of new treatments, preventative vaccines, and diagnostic tests against Risk Group 3 pathogens and epidemiological surveillance for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.

To learn more call (520) 626-6850 or email

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Medicinal Chemistry

The Medicinal Chemistry Core enables the development of novel chemical entities (compounds and compound arrays) that serve therapeutic purposes in drug discovery. The core provides molecular design and synthetic chemistry tools to develop compound hits and leads. Services include custom organic synthesis, purity and quality control, medicinal chemistry, solid-phase synthesis, scale-up synthesis and design, and computational chemistry.

To learn more contact Josef Vagner at (520) 626-4179.

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Shared Equipment

The University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute offers access to unique research tools for use by UArizona scientists. Equipment includes:

  • Licor Imager
  • Scintillation Counter
  • Bio-Rad PharosFX
  • X-Ray Irradiator

Users must be trained and approved for the use of the equipment; some may require certification. Equipment is housed at the BIO5 Institute in either the Keating or BSRL buildings.

To learn more contact Robert Sandoval at (520) 626-8512

More Research Services & Tools

See what other services are available to our scientists and innovators through UArizona Research, Impact, and Innovation.

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