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ISU Racing Chemistry (ISU RC) is a series of self-contained laboratories, support rooms, and animal holding areas located within the College of Veterinary Medicine at ISU.

  • The ISU RC laboratory is a secured area dedicated to pari-mutuel and performance animal testing and research.
  • Authorized personnel have access to the laboratory through proximity cards and a Marlok Electronic Security Access System.
    • Assigned cards authorizations are determined by the ISU RC Director; electronic card access may be instantly modified or denied, eliminating security hazards associated with lost keys and conventional door locks.
  • Electronic closure switches and motion detectors monitor the main entrance doors.
  • All emergency exits have no outside hardware and are monitored via electronic door switches.
  • The Laboratory is on the ground floor of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, with controlled on and off hours access.
  • The Laboratory perimeter walls extend up and are structurally integrated with the concrete floors above; therefore, entry into ISU RC is impossible from overhead areas.
  • University police authorities are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Floor Plan

ISU RC floor plan is available here.

CONTACT INFO

Renee Novak
515-294-1210
rnovak@iastate.edu

Jackie Peterson
515-294-0508
jdpeters@iastate.edu

 

QUICK LINKS

PhAST homepage

 

 

 

Equipment

Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) Instrumentation

  • Thermo Scientific LTQ linear ion trap mass spectrometer equipped with both electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) interfaces to a Agilent 1100 binary HPLC (with 2 binary pump units and software controlled switching valve) and Agilent 1100 autosampler system for unattended operation.
  • Thermo Scientific LTQ XL linear ion trap mass spectrometer equipped with both electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) interfaces to a Thermo Scientific Accela quaternary UPLC and Accela autosampler system for unattended operation.
  • Thermo Scientific Quantum Discovery MAX triple quadrapole mass spectrometer, equipped with both electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) interfaced to a Thermo Scientific MS Surveyor quaternary HPLC with Photo Diode Array detector, and THERMO autosampler system for unattended operation. 

Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation

  • Hewlett Packard 5970 Mass Selective Detector with electron impact ionization (EI) equipped with HP 5890 GC and HP 7673A-1 autosampler system for unattended operation ( 3 units)
  • Windows Chemstation multi-instrument mini computer data station with 2 interactive terminal reporting stations
  • Agilent Technologies 5975C Mass Selective Detector with electron impact ionization (EI) equipped with Agilent 7890 GC and Agilent 7683A autosampler/injector system for unattended operation ( 2 units)
  • Blue Gnome analysis software for rapid identification of drugs in GC-MS drug screens

High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC) Instrumentation

  • Hewlett Packard 1090L HPLC equipped with HP 1040 UV-Vis Diode Array detector and Automated Liquid Sampler (4)
  • Proprietary in-house developed UV search & reporting program
  • Blood Gas Analysis Instrumentation

TCO2 Testing

  • NOVA 4+ Electrolyte Analyzer
  • Ion selective electrode technology same as Beckman EL-ise
  • Verified in-house to be compatible with previous work done Beckman EL-ise

Immunoassay Equipment

  • Molecular Devices UV Max Sequential microwell ELISA Reader with computerized controller (2 units)
  • Molecular Devices Spectra Max Sequential microwell ELISA Reader with computerized controller
  • Hamilton MicroLab 2200 XYZ Liquid handler with computer controller
  • Hamilton Microlab Star XYZ Liquid handler with computer controller Biotek ELISA plate washer
  • Thermo Scientific Cytomat ELISA Incubator

General Lab Equipment

  • Liquid-liquid extraction and Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) Equipment
  • Zymark TurboVap LV sample evaporator, temperature and nitrogen flow controlled (3 units)
  • Sample Rotor Racks (custom constructed for the Racing Laboratory) (2 units)
  • Hot Water Baths (4 units)
  • Centrifuges
    • IEC Centra 8 general purpose
    • IEC Centra 4B High Speed SORVAL Legend Mach 1.6R
    • SORVAL ST40
  • Manual manifold systems and robotic SPE systems
  • General equipment for liquid extractions and TLC needs
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Liquid handler

 

Finnigan FTG

Finnigan
LTG LC-MS

 

AB Sciex Q trap 4500

 

 

Hamilton Microlab Star XYZ Liquid handler 

 

 

Agilent Technologies 7890 GC System