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SPR Facility

The Surface Plasmon Resonance Facility at UCL is accessible for all researchers looking to conduct SPR.

Surface Plasmon Resonance - Biacore T200

This technique utilises tiny amounts (10 micrograms) of recombinant protein attached to gold microchips. Proteins such as antibodies or small molecules are flowed past the protein surface and any interactions detected by a change in the refraction angle from a light source. The instrument is of the stop-flow type and provides sensitive and highly reproducible equilibrium and kinetic binding data. 
The T200 is the standard instrument used in hundreds of published studies employing the SPR technique. The instrument is located in the Cruciform Building. Access charges are modest and contribute towards the maintenance costs. Contact Prof David Selwood, d.selwood@ucl.ac.uk.