Our Facilities

i2LResearch has a wide range of facilities at its disposal which include...

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Specialised Equipment

 

Cardiff, UK

- Precision balances and pipettes calibrated against international standards on a routine basis in harmony
with GLP practices
- Potter spray tower – used to simulate agricultural field applications within a laboratory environment
- Precision spray equipment
- Test arenas for undertaking crawling insect simulated-use (semi-field) studies
- Packaging penetration boxes for evaluation of packaging designs for susceptibility to insect penetration

Newcastle, UK

- Pressurised knapsack sprayers and mist blowers (multiple sizes) x 10
- Chlorophyll meter x 1
- Olfactometry equipment to measure insect/mollusc responses to odours
- Precision micro-syringe for forced ingestion trials
- Fully equipped laboratory (precision balances/pipettes/vortex)


Spain

- 2 x insect incubators with temperature and humidity control
- Spraying equipment/laboratory equipment


Czech Republic

- 3 x laboratory hood (3m²) for work with dangerous and volatile chemicals
- Sterile laminar airflow cabinet
- Precision balances and pipettes calibrated against international standards on a routine basis in harmony
with GLP practices
- Gas powered spray tower – used to simulate agricultural field applications within a laboratory
environment
- Precision spray equipment
- Water deioniser with electronic control of water conductivity, <0.1 μS/cm
- Online system to monitor temperatures, humidity and light intensity, in fridges, freezers, laboratories,
chemical store, glasshouse, incubators etc., SMS/email alarm if conditions out of required range


USA

- Insect incubator with temperature/humidity control
- Pressurized atomizer to dispense liquid treatments volumetrically
- Insectary – temperature/humidity controlled room for Aedes aegypti/albopictus rearing
- Sleeved cages for human insect repellent testing