The intersection of the life sciences and nanotechnology is an expanding field that presents great opportunities for medical diagnostics, disease prevention, drug delivery, and environmental biology.
The Nano Center offers the Bio-Nano Lab to support this interdisciplinary research, enabling lab users to work with biomaterials like cells and tissues in close proximity to facilities for fabricating micro-devices and for making nanoparticles.
The Bio-Nano Lab features the following tools.
- Cell/tissue culture: CO2 incubators; a centrifuge; containers and media for cell culturing; laboratory refrigerator and freezer; and liquid nitrogen vessels for sample storage
- Optical measurement tools: a fluorescence microscope system with high speed camera and image analysis; and a laser scanning confocal microscope for imaging cells in multiple wavelengths
- Safety: Biosafety cabinets (BSL 2), a chemical fume hood, and a general purpose autoclave