Startup Biotech lab

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MUTHUMARIAPPAN ...
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Startup Biotech lab

Hi all,
Our institute is planning to start up basic wet laboratory with low budget  in the field of Microbiology, Immunology and Biotechnology. Is there any guide available online? or can anyone guide me in person?
Thanks in Advance
 

hilltrekker
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Hi see

Hi see
The online source of technology & product information for life scientist & bioentrepreneurs
http://www.biotech-online.com/index.php?id=1015
if u need help with turorials and other taks see
http://www.biotech.iastate.edu/publications/ed_resources/Laboratory_protocols.html
 

Monu
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Basically in India your guide

Basically in India your guide (Investigator) can apply for funds to buy instruments and start up new labs in the areas as asked by you. The funding agency that gives lots of money to start-up is DBT, Govt of India and also through BCIL. You can search on the website of BCIL that is Biotech Consortium of India Ltd., New Delhi.

sps
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Low budget means what? It

Low budget means what? It depends if your Institute want to open a lab for study ( taking practical classes, etc) purpose than its different thing otherwise in a research lab investigators concentrate on a theme.

MUTHUMARIAPPAN ...
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Yes .. The lab startup for

Yes .. The lab startup for Training, Coaching purpose. Low budget that is the total expenditure budget is Rs. 10 lacs. In future we will plan to develop International standard laboratory.

Ivan Delgado
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Hi muthuonco,
There really is not good guide for what you are trying to do since it will depend to a great extent on what techniques you are trying to demonstrate. My recommendation is to identify which are the techniques you want to focus on and then make a list of the equipment, consumables, and reagents required for the performance of these techniques. Your goal of providing wet labs for microbiology, immunology, and biotechnology is very ambitious. Each one of these laboratories is a significant undertaking and requires significant investment, even for a low budget laboratory. I've known people that have tried to get multiple applications setup in a new laboratory and almost without exception they failed. Focus on one thing first, get it done properly, and then work on the next one.
Good luck
 

MUTHUMARIAPPAN ...
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Hi ,

Hi ,
 
Thank you Ivan. We are mainly focused on some techniques, In molecular biology PCR, Flowcytometry, DNA isolation from plants , animals. In immunology ELISA and other basic immunological techniques and antimicrobial activities of plants.
 
I need detailed guidance about lab setup (include all chemicals, reagents, instruments, infrastructure). Can you help me further? The total budget Rs.10 lacs (approax USD 20000).

Ivan Delgado
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Hi muthuonco,
The biggest mistake people commit when setting up laboratories is to spend all their money in equipment. For PCR you will likely need around $10,000 just to get the minimum equipment needed (PCR instrument, pipettes, gel apparatus, a way to image the gels - ideally a gel documentation system). While you can save some by buying used equipment, you will not be able to get too much lower than $10k. You will then need to buy reagents (PCR reactions, DNA extraction, etc) and consumables (tips, plates, etc), which will cost you at least $1,000 just to get started. 
A flowcytometer alone will cost you close to $10,000, and that does not include any reagents.  
All this does not even assume the fact that you will need a decent refrigerator (4oC) and freezer (-20oC).
Again my suggestion is for you to make a list of the specific applications you want to run and then determine what instrumentation and reagents you will need to buy. Just saying you want to run PCR and flowcytometry is not enough. As they say the devil is in the details and you will need to spend some quality time identifying all the different components for each particular type of laboratory. Doing that is a good chunk of the work needed to setup a laboratory. Only you can do the work needed to setup the laboratory. 
Good luck.
 

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