ECDOI Core Facilities

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ECDOI Core Equipment

Interdisciplinary research laboratory

A 25,000 square foot research facility is located on the 4th floor of the East Carolina Heart Institute at 115 Heart Drive in Greenville, NC.


Olympus FV1000 Confocal & Multiphoton Microscope - Laser scanning confocal microscope with mulitphoton laser and live cell incubation system.
MouseTraxx CASA System - Computer assisted microscopy analysis of mouse sperm.

Rodent Metabolism

EchoMRI - Measures body composition in terms of fat tissue, lean tissue, free water and total water
TSE Metabolic Cages - Rodent metabolic cage system for measuring metabolic parameters like O2 consumption, CO2 production, motor activity, food, drink, and running wheel distance.

Gel Imaging

Konica SRX-101A Tabletop Processor - Tabletop film processor

Odyssey Infrared Imaging System - Infrared imaging system for quantitative westerns.

Cell Culture

Beckman Coulter Vi-Cell - The Vi-Cell S is a single position cell viability analyzer manufactured by Beckman Coulter.
Aerobic chamber - Type C Vinyl Anaerobic Chamber from Coy Laboratory Products

Mitochondrial Phenotyping

Seahorse XF24 Extracellular Analyzer - Non-invasively profiles the physiologic activity of cells in microplates.
Seahorse XF96 Extracellular Analyzer - analyze mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis in live cells in microplates.
Seahorse XFe96 Extracellular Analyzer - analyze mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis in live cells in microplates.
Horiba FluoroLog - Modular spectrofluorometer.
Horiba FluoroMax - Compact spectrofluorometer.
Horiba MicroMax - Microwell-plate reader for spectrofluorometer.
Oroboros Oxygraph-2k- Modular system for high-resolution respirometry in mitochondrial physiology and pathology.

Blood Analysis

Beckman Coulter UniCel DxC 600i - Moderate-volume chemistry and immunoassay testing in a single platform.
Endo-PAT 2000 Device- Medical device for noninvasive endothelial function assessment.
YSI 2300 STAT Plus Glucose/Lactate Analyzer - Fast, accurate glucose and lactate results in whole blood or plasma.
Near-Infrared Spectrometer - Non-invasive assessments of mitochondrial capacity using near-infrared spectroscopy.

Biochemical Analysis

Shimadzu HPLC - High Pressure Liquid Chromatography with fluorescence and UV/Vis detector, autosampler, column oven.
Shimadzu GC - Gas Chromatography with autosampler, column oven.
Sorvall Super speed Lynx 4000 centrifuge
Sorvall WX80 Ultra Centrifuge
Nanodrop 1000
Luminex MagPix

Other Equipment

Milli-Q water systems
Sensaphone - Freezer Monitoring System

Fitness Equipment - Located in ECHI 3000

Precor TRM 885 - Treadmill
Precor EFX 885 - Elliptical cross-trainer
Precor EFX 883 - Elliptical cross-trainer
Precor AMT 885 - Adaptive motion trainer

Cardiac Stress Testing - Located in ECHI 3000

Trackmaster TMX425C - Cardiac stress treadmill.
TrueOne 2400 - Compact diagnostic system for resting and exercise metabolic measurement.
Quinton Q-Stress - Cardiac stress testing.
Quinton TM65 Treadmill - Quinton medical treadmill for stress tests.