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  • DNA sequencing and fragment analysis by automated capillary electrophoresis.
  • Massive parallel sequencing (MPS).
  • Real-time PCR (compatible with TDLA 384-well microfluidic cards).
  • Magnetic extraction of nucleic acids.
  • RNA quality and quantity control.

Range of services

  • DNA sequencing and fragment analysis by capillary electrophoresis:
  • De novo sequencing
  • BAC-end sequencing and fingerprinting
  • Mitochondrial DNA sequencing
  • Resequencing
  • Heterozygote detection
  • Epigenetic studies
  • Genotyping: SNPs, AFLP, RFLP, LOH, microsatellites (STRs, VNTRs)
  • Massive parallel sequencing (MPS):
  • Whole genome and transcriptome sequencing
  • Resequencing of specific regions
  • Differential gene expression
  • Genetic variation between individuals
  • MicroRNAs
  • Epigenetic profiling
  • Identification of points of union of DNA- and RNA-related proteins
  • Real-time PCR:
  • Gene expression and validation of microarray results
  • Genotyping and genetic variation (SNPs, ins/del, etc.)
  • Methylation
  • Viral load testing
  • microRNA, siRNA
  • Pathogen detection in food and environmental samples
  • Presence and absence of transgenes
  • Screening by high resolution melting (HRM)

Examples of application

  • Sequencing of unknown species
  • Human identification: population studies
  • Epigenetic studies
  • Pathogen detection in food
  • Gene expression variations in response to pharmaceuticals
  • Magnetic DNA extraction from blood, cell and tissue samples
  • Detection of cancer cells in the blood
  • Paternity tests



Bellvitge Campus

  • Applied Biosystems ABI Prism 7900 HT quantitative real-time PCR (TLDA, 384 and 96 wells)
  • Chemagen Magnetic nucleic acid isolation module
  • Agilent Technologies Bioanalyzer 2100
  • BMG Labtech Fluostar Optima Microplate reader with double injection system and temperature control

Diagonal Campus

  • Applied Biosystems ABI Prism 3730 capillary electrophoresis DNA sequencer (48 capillary)
  • Applied Biosystems ABI Prism 3730XL capillary electrophoresis DNA sequencer (96 capillary)
  • Applied Biosystems ABI Prism 7900 HT quantitative real-time PCR (TLDA, 384 and 96 wells block)
  • Roche Light Cycler 480 II quantitative real-time PCR (384 and 96 wells block)
  • Agilent Technologies Bioanalyzer 2100
  • Applied Biosystems thermocyclers: PCR ABI 9700, PCR ABI 9800 Fast, PCR ABI 2400 and 2720; MGW Biotech PCR Primus thermocycler; Techne PCR TC-412 thermocycler
  • Beckman Coulter Biomeck NXP robotic workstation
  • Beckman Coulter Z series particle counter
  • Qiagen Mixer Mill MM 300 for grinding and homogenizing samples
Dr. Jaume Comas Riu (Diagonal Campus) / Dr. Esther Castaño Boldú (Bellvitge Campus)
Contact person
934 034 654 / 934 034 863
Access Procedures

Any person applying for the first time for any services by CCiTUB must enter as a new user. For this purpose it is necessary to fill in an application form which can be downloaded from The form must be sent to

Assurance of quality

ISO 9001:2008. The CCiTUB have well-established a system of management of the quality based on the ISO norm 9001, which also satisfies the Good Manufacturing Practice requirements (GMP).


Recognition by the Food and Drug Administration as a contract laboratory to perform drug tests.

Acknowledged laboratory Register of Agroalimentary Laboratories of Catalonia.