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Work Spaces

This is the SDZ's collaboratory (workspace) which has several people doing desk work and having conversations. There are white walls a grey carpet and large windows to the left of the room.
Collaboration Space

Our general collaboratory is a flexible working space open to all of our members, as well as an event space for our in-house programs.

Housed in the Center for Urban Innovation, our spaces not only foster peer-to-peer interactions, but also provide a safe space for curiosity and exploration.

This is the SDZ's chemistry lab. There are white benchtops and chairs and room has white walls with a blue floor..
Chemistry and Biology Laboratories
This is the laser beam of the SDZ's epilog laser cutter on the laser bed.
Fabrication Space

One of the barriers to innovation is the lack of tangible resources and space to develop and try new things.

With the SDZ's laboratories and fabrication space, members of our community are able to implement the evidence-based method to experiment and prototype, bringing their vision to life.

Available Equipment:

Lab membership is required for access to this equipment. Contact for details on fees.




Microwave EM720C2SE-CB - 0.7 cu. ft.
- 700W
RT-PCR CFX Opus 96 Real-Time PCR Instrument - 96-well
- 5-color plus FRET
- network-connected
Thermal Cycler mini16 - 16 samples
- Heated lid
- Can be run using your own device (mobile or computer) -
Electrophoresis and Gel Visualization system GELATO - Gel size: 12x6 cm or two 6x6 cm
- Compatible with commonly used buffers: TAE, TBE, SB, etc.
Microcentrifuge Gyro Plus - Adjustable speed from 1,000 to 12,000 RPM
- Includes 2 interchangeable rotors to accomodate:
-->6 x 1.5mL microtubes (+6 adapters for 0.2 or .5mL tubes)
--> 16 x 0.2mL PCR tubes
- Maximum rcf: 6900 x g
Laminar flow cabinet 3950300  
Gel Imaging System GelDoc Go  
Horizontal electrophoresis chamber Mini-Sub Cell GT System

- Gel tray size: 7x7 cm

- Base buffer volume: 270 mL


Culture Microscope CKX53  
Centrifuge Sorvall X Pro / ST Plus Series Capacity: 196 x 5/7 mL Blood Tubes, 148 x 9/10 mL Blood Tubes, 96 x 15 mL Conical Tubes, 40 x 50 mL Conical Tubes, 6 Microplates, 4 x 1000 mL BioBottles (with TX-1000 rotors)

- Weighing capacity: 2000 g

- Readability: 0.01 g

Pipette gun    
Micropipette A10, A20, A200, A1000  
Equipment Model Specs
2 Fumehoods    
2 Sinks    
Deionized water system    
Equipment Model Specs

- Interior volume: 165 L

- Temperature control range: + 5°C Above ambient to +50°C (ambient temperature: 5°C to 35°C)

Biosafety Cabinet SterilGard e3: Class II NSF Type A2  
Centrifuge Sorval X Pro / ST Plus Series Capacity: 196 x 5/7 mL Blood Tubes, 148 x 9/10 mL Blood Tubes, 96 x 15 mL Conical Tubes, 40 x 50 mL Conical Tubes, 6 Microplates, 4 x 1000 mL BioBottles (with TX-1000 rotors)
-80 degree C Freezer    
Table-top Balance VWR-2002p@  
Pipette Gun    
Equipment Model Specs
Laser Cutter Epilog Fusion M2 40

- max. engraving area: 40" x 28"

- resolution: 75 to 1200 DPI

3D Printer Prusa i3 MK3S 

- layer height: 0.05-0.35mm

- build volume: 25x21x21 cm

- filament diameter: 1.75 mm