Equipment and Facilities

Through its numerous national collaborations the Institute has access to the following laboratory facilities:

Product Development laboratory with a vast range of laboratory scale processing equipment such as, high and low sheer mixers, homogeniser, spray dryer, freeze dryer, vacuum dryer, high pressure processing equipment, centrifugal and membrane separators, micro-fluidiser, micro-encapsulator, QTOF mass spectrometer

Microbiology laboratory with laminar flow chamber, anaerobic chamber, incubation rooms at different temperatures, microscope, spectrophotometer, sonnication chamber, cell disruption equipment, fermenter etc.

Analytical laboratories with a range of sophisticated analytical equipment including HPLC, LC-MS, GC-FID, GC-MS, electrophoresis equipment, particle size analyser (solid and liquid), rheometer, micro texture analyser, zeta sizer.

Molecular biology laboratory with PCR (real time), DDGE facility.

Microscopy suite with Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy

Pilot plant with tubular heat exchanger for diverse range of heat processing, homogeniser, colloidal mill, hammer mill, centrifugal and membrane separator, evaporator and spray dryer, freeze dryer, blast freezer, ice-cream freezer, canning and retort, high pressure steam cooker, extruder, meat handling and processing equipment, brewing equipment.