Our microscopy equipment includes a Leica Stellaris 5 confocal imaging platform equipped with a DMI8 microscope; a Phenom G6 ProX SEM with EDS, SED, and LUXOR gold sputter coater; a DMI3000B transmitted light microscope with CTR6000 motorized stage, DFC450C camera, and EL6000 fluorescent light source; and a Fisher Scientific stereomicroscope.
Our tissue and cell culture equipment includes a SterilGARD III Advance SG603 Baker laminar flow hood, several Fisherbrand Isotemp incubators, table top centrifuges, dedicated refrigerators and freezers, a Thermo Locator 8 cryogenic storage vessel, and an Invitrogen Countess 3 automated cell counter.
Our chemical analysis capabilities include an Agilent 1260 Infinity II HPLC/GPC with UV/Vis detector, paired with Wyatt miniDAWN MALS and Optilab dRI detectors.
The viscoelastic and mechanical characterization equipment includes a DV II + Pro Brookfield viscometer, a TA Instruments DHR-2 Discovery Hybrid Rheometer/Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer, and a Mettler Toledo MJ33 moisture analyzer.
Our 3D printing capabilities include a Form 3 SLA 3D printer which we can use to design custom template molds for microneedle and biomaterial casting.
Our spectroscopy instruments include an Agilent Cary Series UV-Vis Spectrophotometer and a Molecular Devices FilterMax F5 Microplate Reader.
In addition to the equipment in our lab, we have access to fantastic core facilities allowing us to perform NMR, histology (automated tissue processors/stainers, cryostats, microtomes), additional microscopy (LSC, Confocal, etc) and more.