Hi Everyone, My name is Matt, I’m a 3rd year PhD student in P.D.N on Downing Site.
Last week at the BioMakeSpace Meeting myself, Tony, Carlos, Marcia and Lucy came up with the following ideas for additional things the lab will need, including some additional things we couldn’t see on the main equipment wishlist. Comment if we’ve missed anything!
Additional Requirements for the BioMakeSpace Lab:
Fixtures and Fittings
-Airflow/laminar flow hood - filters?
-Chemical fume hood (e.g. PFA, phenol)
-Lighting - Bench Lighting, main space lighting,emergency lighting-Mains Electricity - plan spacing
-whiteboards for planning
-sinks (lab and handwash)
-paper towel dispensers
-timer switches on sockets
-darkroom/curtaining for confocal
-separate temp control for confocal
-hooks for lab coats
-racks (small storage) - speak to sponsors, 3D print?
-cupboards/drawers (big storage) for consumables
-storage/lockers for users
-chemical waste (EtBt waste/PFA waste/phenol waste)
-safety documents file inc. emergency contacts on the wall
-signage - safety warnings etc.
-back up power supply (e.g. for minus 80)
-chemical safety shower
-drains (wet room floor for easy cleaning)
-PPE - oven gloves for melting agarose,cold gloves, face shield?
-slide microscope & other types
-tape, autoclave tape
-slide box/organiser for microscope slide
-cloud based member and project management system (Microsoft Research friends)
-laundry? - addenbrookes?