Parnassus Garage for Advanced Technologies

The Parnassus Garage holds Advanced Technologies and is a part of the Diabetes Center at the University of California, San Francisco. The primary mission is to support research labs at UCSF through the resources that we host, and we support collaborations that help fulfill the broader research mission enterprise.

The resources found at our facility typically would be beneficial to multiple research groups, rather than be limited to one group. We have available standard research equipment such as Q-PCR machines, NanoDrop, and a variety of small equipment. Our staff provides support and training for all of our resources.

Our vision is to develop this facility and bring in new technologies that will help the broader research mission. If you would like to co-locate an instrument in the space, have an interest in bringing in a new technology, or have questions about the available technologies, contact the PCAT admin.

The OT-2 from Opentrons is an easy-to-use pipetting robot that uses integrated electronic pipettes to transfer liquids and run automated moderate to high-throughout experiments in 96 well plates.

The Invitrogen™ Attune™ NxT Flow Cytometer combines precision with performance in a true benchtop flow cytometer with 4 lasers and 16 parameters of detection. This equipment has an autosampler which enables significantly faster high-throughput multiparametric screening. Up to 35,000 events/sec acquisition and 1 mL/min flow rates without losing...

Berkeley Lights empowers Digital Cell Biology by combining bioscience, technology and information in unique new ways to accelerate your science. With our platforms, assays and services, biologists can move faster and more efficiently to meet the demands for cell based processes in biotherapeutic discovery and development, cellular therapy...

Size Select Up To 24 Samples In One Run

PippinHT incorporates the company’s highly regarded sizing technology and increases throughput to 24 samples per run, compared to a maximum of five with Pippin Prep or BluePippin. The instrument offers an...

Successful implementation of RNAscope® Assay is directly linked to hybridization environment. The ACD HybEZ™ II Hybridization System and its ability to accurately keep the temperature stable is essential to the success of RNAscope® and BaseScope™ workflows. The HybEZ™ II Oven is...

MinION is the only portable real-time device for DNA and RNA sequencing. Each consumable flow cell can now generate 10–20 Gb of DNA sequence data. Ultra-long read lengths are possible (hundreds of kb) as you can choose your fragment length. The MinION streams data in real time so that...

The STEMCELLTM Technologies RoboSepTM is a laboratory instrument that automates EasySepTM immunomagnetic cell...

The Covaris S220 Focused-ultrasonicator is a versatile, high power system engineered for pre-analytical sample processing with Covaris’ patented Adaptive Focused Acoustics™. Utilizing a spherical acoustic transducer, specifically designed AFA™ Tubes, and advanced...

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio® 5 Real-Time PCR System is designed for users who need superior performance, maximum dye versatility, and security options in a real-time PCR system that is affordable and easy to use. The optimized Design and Analysis software is ideal...

This is commonly used for nuclease-sensitive assays.  Labconco Purifier Class I Enclosures protect the user from agents that require Biosafety Level 1, 2 or 3 containment but no product protection. Exclusive features include: ergonomic air foil with...

Drop-seq is a technology that allows biologists to analyze genome-wide gene expression in thousands of individual cells in a single experiment. This work is described in Macosko et al., Cell, 2015. Following the original Macosko publication, drop-seq is a strategy...

The IncuCyte® ZOOM System enables observation and quantification of cell behavior over time by automatically gathering and analyzing images around the clock within a standard incubator. Whether it be for simple cell proliferation assays or more advanced stem cell differentiation...

Qubit™ fluorometric quantitation comprises the easy-to-use Qubit™ Fluorometer and sensitive, specific Qubit™ quantitation assays. Based on the detection of target-specific fluorescence, this...

The Gene Pulser Xcell™ is a modular electroporation system that includes a main unit, two accessory modules (the capacitance extender, or CE module, and the pulse controller...

The ABI PRISM 7900HT Sequence Detection System is a high-throughput real-time PCR system that detects and quantitates nucleic acid sequences. Key applications include gene expression quantitation and the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using...

The Seahorse XFe Analyzer is managed and maintained by the UCSF Mouse Metabolism Core and is located in the PCAT space.  The instrumentation is used to collect data on cellular processes and pathologies. The...

The Tecan Genesis RSP 150/8 is a multiple task liquid handling system perfect for high throughput environments. This dynamic robotic process sampler is a comprehensive solution for pipetting and liquid handling protocols in a variety of laboratory applications and...

Measure the concentration and purity of your DNA, RNA or protein samples using the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop spectrophotometer and be confident in your downstream application results. Using only 1 µL, you can obtain your results in less than 15 seconds from sample pipetting to...

The New Brunswick CelliGen is a benchtop bioreactor that combines all the convenience of single-use technology with the trusted performance, advanced process management and scalability of a stirred-tank...

Welcome to the Illumina MiniSeq. Perform NGS in your own lab on your own schedule. The webinar provides an introduction to the MiniSeq System and its simple, streamlined workflow. Featuring an intuitive user interface, the MiniSeq System integrates clonal amplication, sequencing, and...

The Invitrogen™ Attune™ NxT Flow Cytometer combines precision with performance in a true benchtop flow cytometer with 4 lasers and 16 parameters of detection. This equipment has an autosampler which...

Bio-Rad’s QX100 ddPCR system provides an...

Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer is an analysis tool capable of handling nucleic acids, proteins and cells on one platform. When combined with an Agilent kit, this lab-on-a-chip technology can expedite conventional biochemical analysis. One...