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    The Analysis and Testing Center of Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was founded in April, 2010. In June of 2012, this center filed an application to become one of the Center for Public Technology and Service in the large instrument sharing network of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The objective of the Center is to become a platform serving the whole Institute in the development of technology. There are 33 sets of equipment in the Center, with a total value of over 30 million yuan (RMB). These sets of equipment can be divided into 6 categories:  

    1) chromatography instruments, which include chromatography-mass spectrometry-capillary electrophoresis, ion chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography;  

    2) mass spectrometry instruments, including high resolution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and isotope mass spectrometer;  

    3) spectral instruments, including inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and UV-Vis spectrophotometer;  

    4) optical and electronic imaging instruments including transmission electron microscope, confocal laser scanning microscope, scanning electron microscope, conventional and fluorescence microscopes;  

    5) ecological instruments including continuous flow analyzer, phytoplankton analyzer, chlorophyll fluorescence system and portable water quality analyzer;  

    6) molecular and cellular biology instruments including flow cytometry, capillary electrophoresis, protein sequencing, automatic amino acid analyzer, DNA sequencing, frozen ultracentrifuge, real-time PCR and two-dimensional isoelectric focusing electrophoresis. 

    The Center has a floor space of 850 M2 for instruments and offices. All large- and medium-sized instruments are put under the uniform management of the “CAS On-line Sharing Platform of Large Equipment” and are managed by 10 full-time technical specialists. The Center has issued regulations for public instrument management and operating mechanisms. So far, the Center has purchased a total value of 28 million yuan (RMB) worth of equipment.  

    By the end of 2012, it will have purchased 20 million yuan (RMB) worth of new equipment. Moreover, the Institute has applied for about 100 million yuan (RMB) from various sources for 2013-2015, which will be used to purchase a large number of scientific research instruments in order to meet the "One-Three-Five" strategic demands of the Institute and to provide service for the innovation and industrialization of life science in the Central China region. It will become an important technique support platform of the central China.  

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