(The CoMIT Omics Center)
The CoMIT Common Fundamental Technology Department (also known as the CoMIT Omics Center) is located on the fifth floor of the Center of Medical Innovation and Translational Research, at the center of the building. This is a comprehensive core facility composed of advanced experimental equipment and specialist technical staff. The Key Genomics Facility and Facility for Protein Analysis, in particular, are completely dust-free areas where current and future ultrasensitive analyzers can perform optimally.
There are additional substantial facilities, such as the Biobank Facility, Culture Facility Dedicated for Stem Cells, Small-fish Holding Facility, Special Image Analysis Facility, and Cell Separation Facility. We provide a continuously updated and advanced research environment to support the industry–academia–government collaborations at Osaka University.
Shared Equipment Room, CoMIT
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medicine
We support projects from research consultation through to analysis, mainly in the core facilities specializing in genome and protein analyses.
Key Genomics Facility
The Key Genomics Facility offers significant advantages for the advancement of life sciences in the near future.
The facility has various next-generation sequencers with massive performance capabilities, Sanger method DNA sequencers that can decipher DNA sequences precisely, and other pieces of equipment for gene analyses.
Utilizing the huge amount of genetic information obtained from this equipment will facilitate the development of personal genome therapies suitable for individual constitutions and genome therapies for intractable diseases.
Facility for Protein Analysis
The Facility for Protein Analysis supports large-scale proteome analysis research utilizing proteomics technology.
Cutting-edge mass spectrometers and peripheral equipment available in the clean room will provide world-class data.
We will collaborate with the Key Genomics Facility and the Graduate School of Medicine to build an omics platform that will consolidate genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics, and contribute to clinical and basic medical research.
Cell Sorting Facility
Area for cellular analysis and
This area has equipment required for cell biology research, such as detailed subpopulation analysis and isolation of specific subpopulations of living cells.
Facility for Molecular Imaging
Area for microscopy for
using new technology
A special laser microscope to observe cellular structures at a molecular level is available. Image data from the microscope can be analyzed.
Photo: Carl Zeiss
Facility for Embryonic Stem Cell (ES cells) and
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPS cells) Culturing and Human Tissue Bank
Area providing specimens to support research on immunology and regenerative medicine
Specimens required for omics research are systematically controlled. Embryonic stem (ES) cells, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, and tissue samples from diseased populations are organically banked here. The facility was established to make a significant contribution to innovative pharmaceutical development, immunology, and regenerative medicine.