Based in Maryland’s I-270 “Tech Corridor” of Frederick and Montgomery Counties, KamTek is equipped with biotech labs and biorepository facility supporting Biomedical/Biotech research and developments. KamTek locations offer easy access to many federal research facilities, university laboratories, teaching institutions, diverse biotechnology communities and life science companies. Local organizations with active relationships with KTI include: different institutes of NIH, FDA, Fort Detrick, National Cancer Institute Frederick, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Marland, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Bethesda, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, The George Washington University and Montgomery Community College.
BSL-2 Microbiology Lab (registered with BEI-NIAID resources at ATCC) for providing the following services:
Cell and Tissue Culture Labs, each equipped with:
Both BSL-2 labs have controlled access, hand washing sinks and easy access to the autoclaving facility.
Molecular Biology Lab with Pre- and Post PCR facilities in two separate labs. The facility is organized to ensure one-way traffic for reagents and equipment from the sample preparation lab to the amplification lab:
For DNA sequencing of the libraries, KTI has negotiated with Montgomery College’s new Bioscience Education Center in Germantown, MD to have access to the Illumina MiSeq DNA sequencing instrumentation and other high-priced equipment. All sequencing for KTI projects is done on these instruments. These equipment have been procured through cooperative federal-state government and Private sector funds and hence accessible to local biotech businesses.
Other basic equipment includes a Fume Hood with a flammable chemical cabinet underneath, two incubators, a high-speed refrigerated centrifuge, multiple high-speed room temperature centrifuges and other small equipment items.
Secure Computer Electronic Equipment Housing Room for local area network management system, communication systems, including freezer temperature monitoring, and facility monitoring systems.