Current activities
  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
  • Homogenizer
  • Analytical balances
  • Refrigerator
  • 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.
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Last Updated May 10, 2007