|Lab director:||Dr. Xin Brown|
|Location:||ERB 501 [5th floor of 44 Cummington Street, Boston MA]|
The BioInterface Technologies Facility is a central teaching and research facility with a focus on biomaterial and tissue engineering. It offers instrumentation and service in biomaterial synthesis, property (chemical, physical, mechanical) analysis and biological assessment.
Q sense E4 Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation
A QCM-D utilizes the acoustic property of quartz to analyze molecular interactions on the material surface. Any layer of molecules forming on the surface of the quartz crystal will create subtle changes to the frequency of oscillation and its duration. Using QCM-D one can monitor polyelectrolyte multilayer build up, cell adhesion, protein adsorption, enzyme degradation and etc.
Useful information provided by Q Sense http://www.q-sense.com/
Work Shop Slides from Q Sense
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5, continuously adjustable wavelength from 200nm to 1000nm, capable of absorbance (UV-Vis), fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence and luminescence. Other features include temperature control, mixing, kinetics, spectra and well scan. Sample format includes 6-384 well plates as well as cuvettes.
Differential Scanning Calorimeter
TA Instruments Q10. DSC measures temperatures and heat flows associated with thermal transitions in a material. Common usage include glass transitions, "cold" crystallization, phase changes, melting, crystallization, product stability, cure / cure kinetics and oxidative stability.
Kruss DSA100 Contact angle goniometer
Nicolet 4700 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Instron 5848 Micro-tester
Brookhaven 90plus Nano-particle Sizer
The particle sizer uses dynamic light scattering technique to measure the size distribution of particles 2 nm-3 um range.
Coulter Z2 Analyzer
Asylum Research MFP - 3D
Useful information provided by Asylum Research http://www.asylumresearch.com/
PDS 2010 Parylene Deposition System
Cell culture facillity
Virtis BT4KZL Freeze Dryer
New Brunswick I2500 Incubator Shaker