Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy The Leica TCS SP2 MP is a multiphoton laser scanning microscope used for imaging at higher penetration depth, permitting live cell imaging, and minimal out-of-focus bleaching. It will be available for use by collaborators in 2008-2009.
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The Biomaterials Store
The Biomaterials Store is envisioned as an integrated, web-based, password-protected environment for design, synthesis, and computational modeling of new polymeric biomaterials for biomedical research. This will be a unique resource for the entire academic and industrial biomaterials community. The Biomaterials Database will contain fully searchable, materials-specific information for many of the commonly used biomaterials, information contributed by collaborators working on experimental biomaterials, extensive data sets on the biologically relevant properties of polymers (such as: protein surface adsorption; gene expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines of macrophages in contact with specific polymeric substrata; cell attachment, growth, migration, and differentiation; etc). By developing a web-based interface to the biomaterials community, we will create a vehicle for effective and efficient transfer of Biomaterials Informatics to academia and industry. During 2008-2009, demonstration versions of The Biomaterials Store are being evaluated. For further information, contact Doyle Knight at email@example.com.
Parallel Polymer Synthesis
The Chemspeed synthesis accelerator has been installed and is now available for selected synthesis activities by collaborating groups. Some of the specifically designed synthetic workflows are (among various other possibilites):
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- Exploratory synthesis of a complete library in small quantities – up to 96 reactions
- Synthesis of a focused polymer library with sufficient sample size to conduct detailed characterization – up to 48 reactions
- "Up-scaled" synthesis of a small group of selcted polymers
Nicole Harris conducts a demonstration of the Chemspeed synthesis accelerator.
The Quart Crystal Microbalance
The RESBIO research team possesses the latest technology Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) equipment that can perform in situ and real-time measurements of mass and structural changes during the formation of molecular layers with ng/cm2 sensitivity. The simultaneous measurement of both mass and structural properties give a thorough understanding of molecular adsorption and interaction under a variety of experimental conditions. Click here to learn more.
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