BioInterface Technologies (BIT) Facility

Lab director: Dr. Xin Brown

The BioInterface Technologies (BIT) Facility is a central teaching and research facility with a focus on bio- material and tissue engineering. We offer instrumentation in biomaterial synthesis, property analysis and biological assessment such as 

  • Mechanical testing
  • Surface modification and analysis
  • Particle synthesis and analysis
  • Chemical and biological analysis

You will find a detailed list of available instruments below. These instruments are located in various rooms in 44 Cummington Street, Boston MA.

If you wish to contact us, please use the contact form located here.


Mechanical Testing

Instron 5944 Micro-tester

TA Instruments DHR-2 Rheometer

Optics11 Piuma NanoIndentor

Chemical and Biological Analysis

Applied Biosystems StepOne Plus RT-PCR BioRad ChemiDoc MP Imaging System Molecular Devices SpectraMax i3X Microplate Detection Platform

Other Instruments

  • Microm Microtom HM355S
  • Microm Cryostat HM525

Surface Modification and Analysis

Asylum Research MFP-3D AFM Nicolet  4700 FTIR-ATR Kruss K11 Force Tesiometer Other Instruments

  • Biolin Scientific QCM-D
  • Kruss DSA100 Contact Angle Goniometer
  • PDS 2010 Parylene Deposition System

Particle Synthesis and Analysis

Brookhaven NanoBrook Particle Size and Zeta Potential Analyzer Branson 450 Digital Sonifier SP Scientific Benchtop Pro Lyophilizer

Equipment Fee Schedule

Please see the links below for the equipment fee schedule.

This document was last updated on : 01/01/18

BIT Online Instrument Calendars

The instrument reservation calendars can be viewed below. Please use the drop down arrow located on the top right hand corner of the calendar to select the instrument calendar you wish to view.

Instruments in BO6 are grouped into stations.

Station 1:  Rheometer and Instron
Station 2: DLS, Sonicator and Osmometer
Station 3: Plate reader, aPCR, and Nano-indenter
Station 4: Gel-Doc, Contact angle, and Tensiometer
Station 5: FTIR, Microtome and Spectrometer

If you have not been granted access to the calendar, you will not be able to view the details of each reservation.