The Biomaterials Laboratory is located in room 416 of the Multidisciplinary Research Building in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. We have in-house facilities for polymer processing and characterization, drug release experiments and also cell facility.
Equipment for polymer processing and general in-vitro studies:
- Instron 5944 for measurements of mechanical properties (Load cells 2 KN and 100 N).
- Chemical fume hood (Dynamika 1.50M).
- vacuum oven (VT-6060 m Vacutherm, Heraeus)
- Duo 10 rotary vane pump
- Heating and drying oven (UT 6 Heat, Heraeus)
- Freeze dryer (Benchtop 4K, Virtis)
- Julabo SW22 shaker
- Analytical balances
- Water purification system.
- Microbiological incubator (B12 function line, Heraeus)
- Refrigerated microcentrifuge (Megafuge 1R, Heraeus)
- Miscellaneous glassware
Equipment for degradation and drug release studies
- Gel permeation chromatography unit (based on Breeze HPLC system: isocratic pump and refractive index detector) for molecular weight measurements.
- Jasco High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a UV 2075 plus detector, quaternary gradient pump and a reverse phase column (Lithrosther 100 RP 18) for drug release experiments.
- Microplate spectrophotometer (SPECTRAMAX 340, Molecular devices) for protein release experiments.
- THERMO – MULTISKANGO spectrophotometer
Equipment for cell culture:
- Biological hoods.
- Inverted microscope (TS100-F Nikon) with digital camera (Cooplix 4500, Nikon).
- CO2 incubator (Heracell, Heraeus autoclave (Tuttnauer 2540MLV).
- Autoclave (Tuttnauer 2540MLV).
Computers and related office equipment
Shared equipment used for our studies
- Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (Quanta 200 FEG ESEM).
- High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (HRSEM, Jeol JSM 6700).
- Scanning Electron Microscope (JEOL 6300 SEM).
- Light microscopes.
Last Updated May 10, 2007