Donation from Mallincrodt Pharmaceuticals

a high performance liquid chromatograph

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, located in Webster Groves, Missouri, has donated a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) to UIS.

An HPLC allows scientists to separate the complex mixtures of compounds to purify, identify and quantify them.

“For example, using size-exclusion chromatography, students will be able to separate proteins in a mixture,” said Dr. Stephen R. Johnson.

“Having an HPLC at UIS will absolutely improve students’ education in any chemistry field,” Dr. Johnson said, “especially in biochemistry and bioanalytical chemistry.” Johnson said students in clinical laboratory science will also learn to use the instrument to help familiarize them with techniques that they will encounter in medical laboratories.

Kelly Pressler, Senior Analytical Chemist at Mallinckrodt, organized the donation to help the next generation of chemists prepare for their careers.

Thank you, Kelly, and thank you as well to your colleagues at Mallinckrodt!


All of these are available for research and classroom use.

  • Shimadzu GC-17A Gas Chromatograph/FID (2)
  • Shimadzu LC-10 with fluorescence detector
  • Sorvall RC-2B Centrifuge
  • Beckman Optima TL Ultracentrifuge
  • Eppendorf 5810R Ultracentrifuge
  • Gamry PHE 200/Gamry Interface 1000 Electrochemical Stations
  • Virtes Benchtop 3L Freeze Dryer
  • YSI Conductivity Apparatus
  • Programmable muffle furnace
  • Hydraulic press
  • Buchi Rotary evaporators (2)
  • Handheld UV lamps
  • TI Graphing calculators, CBL units, and probes
  • Spectrophotometers – Genesys, Spec 70’s & 20’s
  • pH Meters
  • Analytical Balances
  • 14 solid state model kits

Science Division

  • 20 Vernier LabPro and sensors for chemistry,
    biology, water quality, nuclear radiation,
    and physics
  • 20 Dell laptops