The Medical Technology Suite shares purpose-built common facilities for practical and research work in the areas of clinical chemistry, haematology, histology, medical microbiology, immunology and molecular diagnostics. Equipment include tissue processors, microtomes, spectrophotometers, autoanalysers, microplate readers, brightfield (single and multi-headed) and fluorescence microscopes, conventional and real-time thermal cyclers, pulsed field gel electrophoresis system, DNA sequencing system and a flow cytometer.
Life Science Laboratories
Life Sciences Laboratories
The Life Sciences Laboratories (Biologics Corridor) are a series of laboratories that include a clean room for practicals and research in the fields of cell culture, bioprocess technology, genomics and proteomics. The suite is equipped with inverted fluorescent phase contrast microscope, biosafety cabinets, carbon dioxide incubators, spectrophotometers, microplate readers, fermenters, standard and real-time thermal cyclers, Nano-drop spectrophotometer and DNA & protein gel electrophoresis sets with gel documentation systems.
Chemical Engineering Workshop
Biologics Manufacturing Training Centre
The Biologics Manufacturing Training Centre houses a whole range of biologics manufacturing pilot plants to provide hands-on experience on upstream and downstream bioprocessing. These pilot plants include a chromatography system, cross-flow filtration system, bioreactor system and other purification and separation systems needed in the manufacture of bacterial and mammalian cell line products.
Engineering Applications Laboratory
The Engineering Applications Laboratory houses a wide range of pilot plants for Year-1 students to learn basic chemical engineering principles. These pilot plants include plate-and-frame filter unit, grinding and sieving system, Y-blender system, material balance teaching unit, calorimetry system, fuel cell demonstration unit, and a LEGO-type pilot plant where students are required to connect up several pieces of equipment together to form a simple processing plant.
Industrial Unit Operations Laboratory
The Industrial Unit Operations Laboratory houses a wide range of well-instrumented pilot plants to provide hands-on experience in equipment start-up, shutdown and operation of separation processes. A real life operation environment is created with the pilot-size multistage bubble-cap distillation pilot plant, equipped with Distributed Control System in the control room. Other pilot plants include the sieve-plate distillation unit, packed column absorption units with different packing materials, climbing film evaporator, various heat exchangers (shell-and-tube, double-pipe, plate), crystalliser, drying unit, pulsed liquid-liquid extraction unit, etc.
Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory
The Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory houses a range of primary and secondary pharmaceutical manufacturing pilot plants to provide hands-on experience on the production of therapeutic drugs from raw materials to the final products as well as clean-in-place (CIP) concepts. These pilot plants reflect the typical unit operations used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products via organic synthesis. They include an active pharmaceutical ingredient production system, mixing granulator system, tabletting system etc.
Process Automation and Control Laboratory
The Process Automation and Control Laboratory houses a full range of process instrumentation and control pilot plants and various rotating equipment. The laboratory provides hands-on experience on control of flow, level, pressure and temperature using various instruments. Students are also exposed to control strategies for pilot plant operations, such as feedback control, ratio control as well as controller tuning. The laboratory also houses various pump circuits and a mixing pilot plant. Students get to study the operating characteristics and power requirement for the different pumps and the effect of a different impeller designs on mixing efficiency.
Reaction & Environmental Engineering Laboratory
The Reaction & Environmental Engineering Laboratory hosts the reaction engineering practicals with various chemical reactor pilot plants such as the jacketed chemical reactor featuring PC-based control system, continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR), a plug flow tubular reactor (PFTR) and a pharmaceutical reaction unit with associated ultra-pure water production system. The laboratory is also home to several membrane-based pilot plants including a reverse osmosis unit, electrodialysis unit. The laboratory is also home to many final year student projects and is equipped with a crystallisation unit and a membrane integrity testing unit.
Applied Chemistry Laboratory Suite
Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
The Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory provides students with practical experience in several instrumental techniques, e.g. UV-visible and atomic absorption spectrophotometries, fluorimetry, potentiometer, liquid and gas chromatographies and GC-MS.
Analytical & Forensic Chemistry Laboratory
The Analytical & Forensic Chemistry Laboratory provides students with laboratory skills in forensic chemistry. The laboratory is equipped with HPLC, FTI, Electrophoresis, IR and GC.
Applied Chemistry Laboratory
The Applied Chemistry Laboratory services the practical sessions carried out by first year students. This laboratory is equipped with basic instruments and equipment suitable for teaching basic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. Quantitative and qualitative analyses and titrations are carried out in this laboratory.
General Chemistry Laboratory
The General Chemistry Laboratory services the practical sessions carried out by first year students. This laboratory is equipped with basic instruments and equipment suitable for teaching the basic principles of organic chemistry. Simple organic synthesis and functional group determinations are performed in this laboratory.
Green Chemistry Laboratory
The Green Chemistry Laboratory has a range of facilities to measure levels of pollutants in air and water. It houses a full- range of equipment for testing and characterisation of petroleum products e.g. gas chromatograph, viscometers, aniline point apparatus.
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
The Organic Chemistry Laboratory services the practical sessions carried out by second year students. Practical work on organic synthesis and reaction mechanism is carried out in this laboratory.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory provides facilities for drug synthesis and analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms. Instruments available include SOTAX AT7 dissolution testing unit, Pharmatest machine and Silverstone mixer.
Food Science Laboratory
The Biotransformation Laboratory is a place where various types of food fermentation processes are explored and studied with the aid of state-of-the-art equipment. The laboratory also houses an array of lactic acid bacteria and yeast which act as work horses for various food fermentation processes.
Dough and Roll Studio
The Dough and Roll Studio provides facilities for food product development and sensory evaluation, using the experimental kitchen with bakery capability and sensory evaluation booths.
Food Analysis Laboratory
The Food Analysis Laboratory provides facilities for students to gain experience in the fundamentals of food chemistry and analysis. The laboratory is equipped with a Kjeldahl digestor, microwave furnace, fat analysers and water activity meter. Equipment include high performance liquid chromatograph, inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometer, gas chromatograph, bomb calorimeter, fatty acid analyser, and spectrophotometers.
Food Creation Laboratory
The Food Creation Laboratory has facilities for development, evaluation and application of food ingredients and flavours such as beverages, confectioneries, culinary and dairy products. Equipment include texture analyser, rapid viscosity analyser for starch and dough analysis, water activity meter, colorimeter, viscometer and vapour pressure osmometer.
Food Processing Laboratory
The Food Processing Laboratory houses a wide range of food processing and packaging equipment including state-ofthe-art pilot plant facilities. These include spray dryer, fluidised-bed dryer; can seamers, pasteuriser and steriliser, falling film evaporator, homogeniser, ultra-filtration units, water vapour transmission rate detector, modified atmosphere packaging machine, headspace analyser, video can seam monitor system. Students will gain hands-on training experience in food processing, preservation and packaging.
Materials Science Laboratory
The Materials Science Laboratory has a range of materials analysis equipment, including those for the preparation and inspection of metallurgical specimens, the formulation and sintering of ceramics and facilities to study the stages of electroplating. The advanced charaterisation equipment housed in this lab include an X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometer and a scanning electron microscope.
Materials Performance Centre
The Materials Performance Centre houses four specially designed state-of-the art laboratories to provide authentic and skill based training in applied materials science. The Materials Innovation & Design Room provides a conducive space for students to brainstorm, conceptualise and design innovative materials. It has 3D printers and other tools to support research and development. The Materials Formulation Laboratory has a range of facilities for the formulation of coatings, elastomers and other polymeric materials. The Materials Prototyping Laboratory houses a wide range of equipment for the processing of polymers and elastomers e.g. integrated injection moulding, multi-layer film extrusion, blown-film extrusion, twin-screw compounding, vacuum forming, compression moulding. The Materials Diagnostic Laboratory is well equipped for testing and characterisation of materials using e.g. tensile tester, differential scanning calorimeter, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscope, scanning electron microscope, light scattering nanoparticle measurement.
Nutrition, Health and Wellness Centre
Nutrition, Health & Wellness Centre
The Nutrition, Health & Wellness Centre supports hands-on teaching for the Diploma in Nutrition, Health and Wellness course. It has a wide range of equipment which will be housed in the Nutrition and Metabolic, Alternative Health, Exercise Physiology, Physical Fitness and the Health Food Preparation/Demonstration Laboratories within the Centre.
Singapore Polytechnic has an Optometry Centre which serves as the clinical training facility for Optometry students. There are 15 fully-equipped consulting and special examination rooms. The facility has colour vision tests, stereoscopic tests, tonometers, fundus cameras, visual field machines, corneal topographer and optical coherence tomographer. Different types of contact lens trial sets (both hard and soft lens) and solutions are available for student use in clinical work. The Optometry Centre is open to the public for comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting and binocular vision workups.
Vision Science Centre
The Vision Science Centre incorporates state-of-the-art training facilities for the Diploma in Optometry course which provides a fresh approach to clinical teaching. It includes the Clinical Optometry Learning Centre and the Ophthalmic Dispensing Learning Centre.
Perfumery and Cosmetic Science Centre
Perfumery and Cosmetic Science Centre
The Perfumery and Cosmetic Science Centre provides facilities for the development and application of fragrances and personal care products in the chemical, cosmetics and toiletries industries. It is equipped with rheometers, Brookfield viscometers, UV-vis spectrophotometer, skin and sun protection diagnostic meter, supercritical fluid extractor and a multidimensional GC-MS.
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