Equipment

Our labs in ABB 359/360/360A are well-equipped with a full range of equipment for the synthesis, characterization, and application screening of hydrogels on all length scales. We are particularly well-equipped and skilled to perform comprehensive analysis of nanoparticle size and stability as well as hydrogel mechanical properties in all shear configurations on all length scales.

 

Inquiries regarding equipment use or contract research are welcomed - please contact Dr. Hoare.

Equipment List

Agilent gel permeation chromatograph

Agilent gel permeation chromatograph

Beckman high-speed centrifuge

Beckman high-speed centrifuge

Biomomentum Mach 1 mechanical testing system (with compression, shear, and torsion stages, including multi-well plate high throughput compression testing)

Biomomentum Mach 1 mechanical testing system (with compression, shear, and torsion stages, including multi-well plate high throughput compression testing)

Bruker infrared microscope

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Bruker infrared microscope

Cavitation rheometer (home-built) for local modulus measurements (following the principles described here) - JHE

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Cavitation rheometer (home-built) for local modulus measurements (following the principles described here) - JHE

Air jetting and vibrating tip assemblies for the production of micro/nano capsules

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Air jetting and vibrating tip assemblies for the production of micro/nano capsules

BioNavis multi-wavelength surface plasmon resonance

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BioNavis multi-wavelength surface plasmon resonance

Brookhaven NanoBrook 90Plus PALS particle sizer and zeta potential analyzer (with auto titrator)

Brookhaven NanoBrook 90Plus PALS particle sizer and zeta potential analyzer (with auto titrator)

Cary 100 UV/vis spectrophotometer with temperature control

Cary 100 UV/vis spectrophotometer with temperature control

CellScale Biomaterials MicroSquisher (gel microparticle mechanics and hydrogel tensile testing)

CellScale Biomaterials MicroSquisher (gel microparticle mechanics and hydrogel tensile testing)

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