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Facilities at the University of Edinburgh

Science and Engineering research facilities for commercial challenges

The University of Edinburgh College of Science and Engineering is host to an extensive range of facilities, equipment and expertise which can be accessed by companies and organisations for in-house projects.
From simple routine testing to more complex development projects, we can provide the equipment and expertise to solve a huge variety of commercial challenges. Our experts have experience of working with both SMEs and multi-nationals across a range of sectors and are able to design flexible programmes for each specific requirement.

Contact Edinburgh Innovations to find out more about how to access the facilities, equipment and expertise at the University, or to discuss a particular project in greater depth.

Food and Drink

Centre Optical Instrumentation Laboratory (COIL)

Services

  • Confocal and multi-photon imaging
  • High accuracy motorised stage for multipoint imaging and tile scanning
  • Environmental chamber ambient to 45°C
  • Perfect focus for long-term timelapse
  • Spectrometer detection for all visible wavelengths

Learn more about Centre Optical Instrumentation Laboratory (COIL)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink icon Food and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Edinburgh Protein Production Facility (EPPF)

Services

  • Production and purification of proteins
  • Biophysical analysis of proteins and ligands
  • Biophysical characterisation
  • Pre-clinical drug discovery

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Computational Modelling and Fermentation

Services

• Ultra-fast chemical physics
• Quantum-mechanical modelling of materials
• Quantum-classical modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions
• Classical modelling of soft matter computational drug design
• Create organisms to spec
• Produce milligrams and grams of recombinant proteins
• Produce recombinant expression constructs for E. coli and Pichia Pastoris
• Fermentation of the above on a 10 –15 litre scale for protein production

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Crystallography, Single crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction

Services

• Detailed study of organic or organometallic complexes providing
chemical identity, molecular conformation and crystal packing analysis
• In situ single crystal growth by laser heatinguction

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Services

  • The centre provides one of the most advanced mass measurement facilities in Europe providing access to academic and industrial users
  • Mass spectrometry is a rapid, cost-effective and accessible form of analysis
  • A wide range of samples can be handled  from biological tissues to large inorganic complexes
  • Design experiments to solve complex analytical problems
  • MALDI or Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA)
  • Spatial distribution of endogenous molecules, drugs and metabolites
  • 3D statistical analysis and construction of 3D images
  • Intact mass determination
  • Bottom-up and top-down proteomics
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange
  • Ion mobility
  • Non-covalent interactions and native mass spectrometry

Learn more about Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Services

• 400–800MHz NMR spectrometers for high definition and accurate results
• Analysis of fast reactions in situ
• High throughput service from Cryoprobe technology offering increased
speed and sensitivity
• Self-service facility access

Learn more about NMR

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing

Membrane Technology Facilities

Services

• Radiotracer facility
• A controlled environment room for high precision experiments
• A laboratory water purification system
• Extensive cross-flow, stirred cell, submerged and electrodialysis
membrane filtration systems

Learn more about Membrane Technology Facilities

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Services

• Structural characterisation
• Rheoimaging and rheology
• Laser diffraction
• Product stability
• DNA manipulation
• Microbiology
• High performance computing

Learn more about Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing

 

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Edinburgh Plant Growth Facility

Services

• Tissue culture facilities for the maintenance and propagation of plant
tissue culture materials
• 3 temperature controlled rooms with 45m2
• 2 walk-in growth rooms with a total of 80m2 of shelving. One room is
running at long day conditions (16 hours light) and one in short day
conditions (9 hours light)
• 5 Snijders Economic Deluxe and 2 Snijders MicroClima growth cabinets
• The Grodome is used for growing transgenic host plants and two smaller
chambers for research into plant pathogens
• Glasshouses and outdoor plots

Learn more about Edinburgh Plant Growth Facility

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

 

Flow Cytometry Core

Services

• Multi-parameter measurement of biological particles
• Cell counting
• Cell sorting
• Detection of biomarkers
• Protein engineering

Learn more about Flow Cytometry Core

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

 

Synthsys (Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology)

Services

• Edinburgh Genome Foundry
• Kinetic Parameter Facility
• Laser Enabled Analysis and Processing (LEAP)
• Single cell analysis and microscopy
• Plant phenomics
• Data management and models
• Chemical translational biology

Learn more about Synthsys

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Computational Modelling and Fermentation

Services

• Ultra-fast chemical physics
• Quantum-mechanical modelling of materials
• Quantum-classical modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions
• Classical modelling of soft matter computational drug design
• Create organisms to spec
• Produce milligrams and grams of recombinant proteins
• Produce recombinant expression constructs for E. coli and Pichia Pastoris
• Fermentation of the above on a 10 –15 litre scale for protein production

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Crystallography, Single crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction

Services

• Detailed study of organic or organometallic complexes providing
chemical identity, molecular conformation and crystal packing analysis
• In situ single crystal growth by laser heatinguction

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing

 

Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Services

  • The centre provides one of the most advanced mass measurement facilities in Europe providing access to academic and industrial users
  • Mass spectrometry is a rapid, cost-effective and accessible form of analysis
  • A wide range of samples can be handled  from biological tissues to large inorganic complexes
  • Design experiments to solve complex analytical problems
  • MALDI or Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA)
  • Spatial distribution of endogenous molecules, drugs and metabolites
  • 3D statistical analysis and construction of 3D images
  • Intact mass determination
  • Bottom-up and top-down proteomics
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange
  • Ion mobility
  • Non-covalent interactions and native mass spectrometry

Learn more about Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Services

• 400–800MHz NMR spectrometers for high definition and accurate results
• Analysis of fast reactions in situ
• High throughput service from Cryoprobe technology offering increased
speed and sensitivity
• Self-service facility access

Learn more about NMR

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Membrane Technology Facilities

Services

• Radiotracer facility
• A controlled environment room for high precision experiments
• A laboratory water purification system
• Extensive cross-flow, stirred cell, submerged and electrodialysis
membrane filtration systems

Learn more about Membrane Technology Facilities

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

UK Biochar Research Centre (UKBRC)

Services

• Biochar production and analysis of energy rich co-products
• Applications of biochar
• Feasible development for sustainable resource management

Learn more about UK Biochar Research Centre 

Commercial opportunities 

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Centre Optical Instrumentation Laboratory (COIL)

Services

  • Confocal and multi-photon imaging
  • High accuracy motorised stage for multipoint imaging and tile scanning
  • Environmental chamber ambient to 45°C
  • Perfect focus for long-term timelapse
  • Spectrometer detection for all visible wavelengths

Learn more about Centre Optical Instrumentation Laboratory (COIL)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

 

Edinburgh Plant Growth Facility

Services

• Tissue culture facilities for the maintenance and propagation of plant
tissue culture materials
• 3 temperature controlled rooms with 45m2
• 2 walk-in growth rooms with a total of 80m2 of shelving. One room is
running at long day conditions (16 hours light) and one in short day
conditions (9 hours light)
• 5 Snijders Economic Deluxe and 2 Snijders MicroClima growth cabinets
• The Grodome is used for growing transgenic host plants and two smaller
chambers for research into plant pathogens
• Glasshouses and outdoor plots

Learn more about Edinburgh Plant Growth Facility

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology 

Flow Cytometry Core

Services

• Multi-parameter measurement of biological particles
• Cell counting
• Cell sorting
• Detection of biomarkers
• Protein engineering

Learn more about Flow Cytometry Core

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

 

Synthsys (Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology)

Services

• Edinburgh Genome Foundry
• Kinetic Parameter Facility
• Laser Enabled Analysis and Processing (LEAP)
• Single cell analysis and microscopy
• Plant phenomics
• Data management and models
• Chemical translational biology

Learn more about Synthsys

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

 

Computational Modelling and Fermentation

Services

• Ultra-fast chemical physics
• Quantum-mechanical modelling of materials
• Quantum-classical modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions
• Classical modelling of soft matter computational drug design
• Create organisms to spec
• Produce milligrams and grams of recombinant proteins
• Produce recombinant expression constructs for E. coli and Pichia Pastoris
• Fermentation of the above on a 10 –15 litre scale for protein production

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Crystallography, Single crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction

Services

• Detailed study of organic or organometallic complexes providing
chemical identity, molecular conformation and crystal packing analysis
• In situ single crystal growth by laser heatinguction

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Services

  • The centre provides one of the most advanced mass measurement facilities in Europe providing access to academic and industrial users
  • Mass spectrometry is a rapid, cost-effective and accessible form of analysis
  • A wide range of samples can be handled  from biological tissues to large inorganic complexes
  • Design experiments to solve complex analytical problems
  • MALDI or Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA)
  • Spatial distribution of endogenous molecules, drugs and metabolites
  • 3D statistical analysis and construction of 3D images
  • Intact mass determination
  • Bottom-up and top-down proteomics
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange
  • Ion mobility
  • Non-covalent interactions and native mass spectrometry

Learn more about Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Services

• 400–800MHz NMR spectrometers for high definition and accurate results
• Analysis of fast reactions in situ
• High throughput service from Cryoprobe technology offering increased
speed and sensitivity
• Self-service facility access

Learn more about NMR

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Membrane Technology Facilities

Services

• Radiotracer facility
• A controlled environment room for high precision experiments
• A laboratory water purification system
• Extensive cross-flow, stirred cell, submerged and electrodialysis
membrane filtration systems

Learn more about Membrane Technology Facilities

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Bio Imaging Facility

Services

• Confocal Raman spectroscopy
• Label-free optical microscopy
• CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
• SRS (Stimulated Raman Scattering)
• Atomic force microscopy

Learn more about Bio Imaging Facility 

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Nano Tech icon  Sensor Tech and Nanotechnology

 

Scottish Microelectronic Centre

Services

• Class 10 cleanrooms
• Parametric Testing
• Post-processing sub-micron CMOS (complementary metal-oxidesemiconductor)
• Fabricating of non-silicon based microsystems

Learn more about Scottish Microelectronic Centre

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Nano Tech icon  Sensor Tech and Nanotechnology

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Edinburgh Plant Growth Facility

Services

• Tissue culture facilities for the maintenance and propagation of plant
tissue culture materials
• 3 temperature controlled rooms with 45m2
• 2 walk-in growth rooms with a total of 80m2 of shelving. One room is
running at long day conditions (16 hours light) and one in short day
conditions (9 hours light)
• 5 Snijders Economic Deluxe and 2 Snijders MicroClima growth cabinets
• The Grodome is used for growing transgenic host plants and two smaller
chambers for research into plant pathogens
• Glasshouses and outdoor plots

Learn more about Edinburgh Plant Growth Facility

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

 

Flow Cytometry Core

Services

• Multi-parameter measurement of biological particles
• Cell counting
• Cell sorting
• Detection of biomarkers
• Protein engineering

Learn more about Flow Cytometry Core

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

 

Synthsys (Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology)

Services

• Edinburgh Genome Foundry
• Kinetic Parameter Facility
• Laser Enabled Analysis and Processing (LEAP)
• Single cell analysis and microscopy
• Plant phenomics
• Data management and models
• Chemical translational biology

Learn more about Synthsys

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

 

Computational Modelling and Fermentation

Services

• Ultra-fast chemical physics
• Quantum-mechanical modelling of materials
• Quantum-classical modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions
• Classical modelling of soft matter computational drug design
• Create organisms to spec
• Produce milligrams and grams of recombinant proteins
• Produce recombinant expression constructs for E. coli and Pichia Pastoris
• Fermentation of the above on a 10 –15 litre scale for protein production

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Crystallography, Single crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction

Services

• Detailed study of organic or organometallic complexes providing
chemical identity, molecular conformation and crystal packing analysis
• In situ single crystal growth by laser heatinguction

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Services

  • The centre provides one of the most advanced mass measurement facilities in Europe providing access to academic and industrial users
  • Mass spectrometry is a rapid, cost-effective and accessible form of analysis
  • A wide range of samples can be handled  from biological tissues to large inorganic complexes
  • Design experiments to solve complex analytical problems
  • MALDI or Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA)
  • Spatial distribution of endogenous molecules, drugs and metabolites
  • 3D statistical analysis and construction of 3D images
  • Intact mass determination
  • Bottom-up and top-down proteomics
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange
  • Ion mobility
  • Non-covalent interactions and native mass spectrometry

Learn more about Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Services

• 400–800MHz NMR spectrometers for high definition and accurate results
• Analysis of fast reactions in situ
• High throughput service from Cryoprobe technology offering increased
speed and sensitivity
• Self-service facility access

Learn more about NMR

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Bio Imaging Facility

Services

• Confocal Raman spectroscopy
• Label-free optical microscopy
• CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
• SRS (Stimulated Raman Scattering)
• Atomic force microscopy

Learn more about Bio Imaging Facility 

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Nano Tech icon  Sensor Tech and Nanotechnology

 

Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Services

• Structural characterisation
• Rheoimaging and rheology
• Laser diffraction
• Product stability
• DNA manipulation
• Microbiology
• High performance computing

Learn more about Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

 

Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions

Services

• High-pressure diffraction
• Low-temperature measurement
• Magnetism, astrobiology and shielded X-ray laboratories

Learn more about Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions

Commercial opportunities 

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Synthsys (Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology)

Services

• Edinburgh Genome Foundry
• Kinetic Parameter Facility
• Laser Enabled Analysis and Processing (LEAP)
• Single cell analysis and microscopy
• Plant phenomics
• Data management and models
• Chemical translational biology

Learn more about Synthsys

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Computational Modelling and Fermentation

Services

• Ultra-fast chemical physics
• Quantum-mechanical modelling of materials
• Quantum-classical modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions
• Classical modelling of soft matter computational drug design
• Create organisms to spec
• Produce milligrams and grams of recombinant proteins
• Produce recombinant expression constructs for E. coli and Pichia Pastoris
• Fermentation of the above on a 10 –15 litre scale for protein production

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Pyrochemical Research Lab

Services

• Advanced equipment for research in molten salt pyrochemical processing
• Suite of interconnected controlled atmosphere dry-boxes equipped
with furnaces, cell systems, potentiostats and other equipment for
characterisation and development of essential elements
• Demonstrate individual component or a complete pyrochemical process
including monitoring and analysis
• Unique facilities to develop and demonstrate integrated pyrochemical
reprocessing of nuclear fuel, along with the required process monitoring

Commercial opportunities 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Advanced Adsorption Lab

Services

• Dual piston pressure swing adsorption system
• Quantachrome AutoTap and Ultrapycnometer
• Quantachrome Porometer 3Gzh for membranes and membrane modules
• Membrane permeation cells
• High-pressure static volumetric adsorption rig

Learn more about Advanced Adsorption Lab

Commercial opportunities 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Composite Materials Lab

Services

  • Structures in fire and at elevated temperatures
  • Advanced composites and emerging structural engineering materials
  • Strengthening and repair of infrastructure
  • Silos and thin-walled structures
  • Dynamic effects in structures and materials
  • Structural health monitoring non-destructive testing
  • Biomechanical applications of structural engineering

Learn more about Composite Materials Lab

Commercial opportunities 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

FASTBLADE Structural Composites Research Facility

Services

• Full structural performance test service
• Cost effective, accelerated testing of composite and metal structures
• Full-scale static and dynamic testing
• Eigenfrequency determination
• Validation of repairs and design changes
• Manufacturing inspections of blades, blade moulds and other specimens
• Advanced non-destructive testing methods for thick composites

Learn more about FASTBLADE 

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

 Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

Membrane Technology Facilities

Services

• Radiotracer facility
• A controlled environment room for high precision experiments
• A laboratory water purification system
• Extensive cross-flow, stirred cell, submerged and electrodialysis
membrane filtration systems

Learn more about Membrane Technology Facilities

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

UK Biochar Research Centre (UKBRC)

Services

• Biochar production and analysis of energy rich co-products
• Applications of biochar
• Feasible development for sustainable resource management

Learn more about UK Biochar Research Centre 

Commercial opportunities 

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Sensor Tech and Nanotechnology

Bio Imaging Facility

Services

• Confocal Raman spectroscopy
• Label-free optical microscopy
• CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
• SRS (Stimulated Raman Scattering)
• Atomic force microscopy

Learn more about Bio Imaging Facility 

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Nano Tech icon  Sensor Tech and Nanotechnology

Scottish Microelectronic Centre

Services

• Class 10 cleanrooms
• Parametric Testing
• Post-processing sub-micron CMOS (complementary metal-oxidesemiconductor)
• Fabricating of non-silicon based microsystems

Learn more about Scottish Microelectronic Centre

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Nano Tech icon  Sensor Tech and Nanotechnology

Formulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Crystallography, Single crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction

Services

• Detailed study of organic or organometallic complexes providing
chemical identity, molecular conformation and crystal packing analysis
• In situ single crystal growth by laser heatinguction

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Services

  • The centre provides one of the most advanced mass measurement facilities in Europe providing access to academic and industrial users
  • Mass spectrometry is a rapid, cost-effective and accessible form of analysis
  • A wide range of samples can be handled  from biological tissues to large inorganic complexes
  • Design experiments to solve complex analytical problems
  • MALDI or Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA)
  • Spatial distribution of endogenous molecules, drugs and metabolites
  • 3D statistical analysis and construction of 3D images
  • Intact mass determination
  • Bottom-up and top-down proteomics
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange
  • Ion mobility
  • Non-covalent interactions and native mass spectrometry

Learn more about Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Services

• 400–800MHz NMR spectrometers for high definition and accurate results
• Analysis of fast reactions in situ
• High throughput service from Cryoprobe technology offering increased
speed and sensitivity
• Self-service facility access

Learn more about NMR

Commercial opportunities 

Food and drink iconFood and drink

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

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Pyrochemical Research Lab

Services

• Advanced equipment for research in molten salt pyrochemical processing
• Suite of interconnected controlled atmosphere dry-boxes equipped
with furnaces, cell systems, potentiostats and other equipment for
characterisation and development of essential elements
• Demonstrate individual component or a complete pyrochemical process
including monitoring and analysis
• Unique facilities to develop and demonstrate integrated pyrochemical
reprocessing of nuclear fuel, along with the required process monitoring

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BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering

Services

• Cone calorimeter
• FM global fire propagation apparatus
• Heat-Transfer Rate Inducing System (H-TRIS)
• Materials testing

Learn more about BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering

Commercial opportunities 

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Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

FASTBLADE Structural Composites Research Facility

Services

• Full structural performance test service
• Cost effective, accelerated testing of composite and metal structures
• Full-scale static and dynamic testing
• Eigenfrequency determination
• Validation of repairs and design changes
• Manufacturing inspections of blades, blade moulds and other specimens
• Advanced non-destructive testing methods for thick composites

Learn more about FASTBLADE 

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Bio Imaging Facility

Services

• Confocal Raman spectroscopy
• Label-free optical microscopy
• CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
• SRS (Stimulated Raman Scattering)
• Atomic force microscopy

Learn more about Bio Imaging Facility 

Commercial opportunities 

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Composite Materials Lab

Services

  • Structures in fire and at elevated temperatures
  • Advanced composites and emerging structural engineering materials
  • Strengthening and repair of infrastructure
  • Silos and thin-walled structures
  • Dynamic effects in structures and materials
  • Structural health monitoring non-destructive testing
  • Biomechanical applications of structural engineering

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Commercial opportunities 

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FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

Services

• Marine renewable energy technology testing
• 360° symmetry of wave and current conditions
• 1/20th scale model testing conditions
• Curved wave tank

Learn more about FloWave

Commercial opportunities 

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Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions

Services

• High-pressure diffraction
• Low-temperature measurement
• Magnetism, astrobiology and shielded X-ray laboratories

Learn more about Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions

Commercial opportunities 

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The Structures Laboratory

qaServices

• Structures test hall with strong floor (D*B*H = 9m*6m*6.2m)
and “Meccano” test frame system
• Structural testing with up to 2,000 kN capacity for static
(load controlled) and 1,000 kN cyclic (fatigue) tests
• Dropping tower of 3m height
• Associated material laboratories contain static-rated universal
test machines (from 50 kN to 3,000 kN)

Learn more about the Structures Laboratory 

Commercial opportunities 

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Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

 

Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering

Services

• Cone calorimeter
• FM global fire propagation apparatus
• Heat-Transfer Rate Inducing System (H-TRIS)
• Materials testing

Learn more about BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering

Commercial opportunities 

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

FASTBLADE Structural Composites Research Facility

Services

• Full structural performance test service
• Cost effective, accelerated testing of composite and metal structures
• Full-scale static and dynamic testing
• Eigenfrequency determination
• Validation of repairs and design changes
• Manufacturing inspections of blades, blade moulds and other specimens
• Advanced non-destructive testing methods for thick composites

Learn more about FASTBLADE 

Commercial opportunities 

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Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

Services

• Marine renewable energy technology testing
• 360° symmetry of wave and current conditions
• 1/20th scale model testing conditions
• Curved wave tank

Learn more about FloWave

Commercial opportunities 

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Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

The Structures Laboratory

Services

• Structures test hall with strong floor (D*B*H = 9m*6m*6.2m)
and “Meccano” test frame system
• Structural testing with up to 2,000 kN capacity for static
(load controlled) and 1,000 kN cyclic (fatigue) tests
• Dropping tower of 3m height
• Associated material laboratories contain static-rated universal
test machines (from 50 kN to 3,000 kN)

Learn more about the Structures Laboratory 

Commercial opportunities 

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Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

Energy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Computational Modelling and Fermentation

Services

• Ultra-fast chemical physics
• Quantum-mechanical modelling of materials
• Quantum-classical modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions
• Classical modelling of soft matter computational drug design
• Create organisms to spec
• Produce milligrams and grams of recombinant proteins
• Produce recombinant expression constructs for E. coli and Pichia Pastoris
• Fermentation of the above on a 10 –15 litre scale for protein production

Learn more about Edinburgh Protein Production Facility. 

Commercial opportunities 

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Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

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Crystallography, Single crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction

Services

• Detailed study of organic or organometallic complexes providing
chemical identity, molecular conformation and crystal packing analysis
• In situ single crystal growth by laser heatinguction

Commercial opportunities 

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Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

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Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

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Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Services

  • The centre provides one of the most advanced mass measurement facilities in Europe providing access to academic and industrial users
  • Mass spectrometry is a rapid, cost-effective and accessible form of analysis
  • A wide range of samples can be handled  from biological tissues to large inorganic complexes
  • Design experiments to solve complex analytical problems
  • MALDI or Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA)
  • Spatial distribution of endogenous molecules, drugs and metabolites
  • 3D statistical analysis and construction of 3D images
  • Intact mass determination
  • Bottom-up and top-down proteomics
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange
  • Ion mobility
  • Non-covalent interactions and native mass spectrometry

Learn more about Mass Spectrometry and Protein Characterisation (SIRCAMS)

Commercial opportunities 

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Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

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Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Services

• 400–800MHz NMR spectrometers for high definition and accurate results
• Analysis of fast reactions in situ
• High throughput service from Cryoprobe technology offering increased
speed and sensitivity
• Self-service facility access

Learn more about NMR

Commercial opportunities 

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Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

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Pyrochemical Research Lab

Services

• Advanced equipment for research in molten salt pyrochemical processing
• Suite of interconnected controlled atmosphere dry-boxes equipped
with furnaces, cell systems, potentiostats and other equipment for
characterisation and development of essential elements
• Demonstrate individual component or a complete pyrochemical process
including monitoring and analysis
• Unique facilities to develop and demonstrate integrated pyrochemical
reprocessing of nuclear fuel, along with the required process monitoring

Commercial opportunities 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Advanced Adsorption Lab

Services

• Dual piston pressure swing adsorption system
• Quantachrome AutoTap and Ultrapycnometer
• Quantachrome Porometer 3Gzh for membranes and membrane modules
• Membrane permeation cells
• High-pressure static volumetric adsorption rig

Learn more about Advanced Adsorption Lab

Commercial opportunities 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

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Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Composite Materials Lab

Services

  • Structures in fire and at elevated temperatures
  • Advanced composites and emerging structural engineering materials
  • Strengthening and repair of infrastructure
  • Silos and thin-walled structures
  • Dynamic effects in structures and materials
  • Structural health monitoring non-destructive testing
  • Biomechanical applications of structural engineering

Learn more about Composite Materials Lab

Commercial opportunities 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

FASTBLADE Structural Composites Research Facility

Services

• Full structural performance test service
• Cost effective, accelerated testing of composite and metal structures
• Full-scale static and dynamic testing
• Eigenfrequency determination
• Validation of repairs and design changes
• Manufacturing inspections of blades, blade moulds and other specimens
• Advanced non-destructive testing methods for thick composites

Learn more about FASTBLADE 

Commercial opportunities 

Biotech icon Life sciences and Biotechnology

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials

Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

 

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

Services

• Marine renewable energy technology testing
• 360° symmetry of wave and current conditions
• 1/20th scale model testing conditions
• Curved wave tank

Learn more about FloWave

Commercial opportunities 

 

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

Membrane Technology Facilities

Services

• Radiotracer facility
• A controlled environment room for high precision experiments
• A laboratory water purification system
• Extensive cross-flow, stirred cell, submerged and electrodialysis
membrane filtration systems

Learn more about Membrane Technology Facilities

Commercial opportunities 

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Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Composite Materials Lab

Services

  • Structures in fire and at elevated temperatures
  • Advanced composites and emerging structural engineering materials
  • Strengthening and repair of infrastructure
  • Silos and thin-walled structures
  • Dynamic effects in structures and materials
  • Structural health monitoring non-destructive testing
  • Biomechanical applications of structural engineering

Learn more about Composite Materials Lab

Commercial opportunities 

 

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

 

The Structures Laboratory

Services

• Structures test hall with strong floor (D*B*H = 9m*6m*6.2m)
and “Meccano” test frame system
• Structural testing with up to 2,000 kN capacity for static
(load controlled) and 1,000 kN cyclic (fatigue) tests
• Dropping tower of 3m height
• Associated material laboratories contain static-rated universal
test machines (from 50 kN to 3,000 kN)

Learn more about the Structures Laboratory 

Commercial opportunities 

 

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

Manufacturing iconFormulations, Manufacturing and Materials 

Construction, Infrastructure and Fire

UK Biochar Research Centre (UKBRC)

Services

• Biochar production and analysis of energy rich co-products
• Applications of biochar
• Feasible development for sustainable resource management

Learn more about UK Biochar Research Centre 

Commercial opportunities 

 

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

Sustainability and Circular Economy

Renewable Energy iconEnergy-Marine, Renewable, Decommissioning and Petrochemical

 

Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Services

• Structural characterisation
• Rheoimaging and rheology
• Laser diffraction
• Product stability
• DNA manipulation
• Microbiology
• High performance computing

Learn more about Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Commercial opportunities 

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Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Agri-tech, Agri-food and Plant Biology

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