Pre-Clinical Research Center (CPPC)

The research, innovation and technology center of the Brain Institute at PUCRS consists of a series of basic experimental research laboratories divided according to specialism. The facilities are modern and welcoming, the equipment is state-of-the-art and it is all managed by the Institute’s renowned researchers.

  • Facilities

    Laboratory of Bioimaging
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology
    Laboratory of Cognition and Neurobiology of Memory
    Laboratory of Histotechnology and Microscopy
    Laboratory of Precision Medicine and Biotechnology
    Laboratory of Neurotoxins
    Laboratory of Neuroscience and Electrophysiology
    Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine, Cell and Tissue Technology
    Laboratory of Cell Culture
    Quarantine
    Laboratory of Cell Reprogramming
    Laboratory of Cell Therapy - GMP
    Sterilization and washing room
    Biorepository room
    Meeting room
    Students’ room
    Researchers’ room (postdocs)
    Leisure and relaxation

  • Equipment

    NanoSight nanoparticle tracker
    Automated nucleic acid extractors
    MagPix - Luminex multi-analyte system
    ION GENESTUDIO S5 SYSTEM new generation sequencer
    TissueStart™ Bioprinter
    Flow cytometer
    Confocal microscope
    Simple compound optical microscope
    Fluorescence microscope
    Digital inverted microscope
    Class IIA biological safety booths
    Incubators
    Microcentrifuges with different rotors
    Refrigerated centrifuges
    Electrophoresis vats and power supplies
    Autoclaves
    Digital scales
    Micropipettors
    Thermocyclers
    Real-time thermocycler
    Spectrophotometers
    Spectrofluorimeter M2 (Molecular Devices)
    ELISA microplate reader
    NanoDrop
    Ultra-freezer -80°C
    Dry Shipper -196°C
    HPLC
    Akta chromatographs
    MicroPET/CT
    Bioluminescence
    Radioisotopes
    Planar x-ray