Biointerfaces Institute (BI)

The Biointerfaces Institute (BI) offers a suite of instrumentation to its constituents and to the broader UM research community. Instrumentation capabilities include 3D Bioprinting, Material and Particle Characterization and Rheology. BI is home to 30 research groups comprised of more than 350 students and researchers from the School of Dentistry, the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy, collocated in over 56,000 square feet of dedicated, state-of-the-art facilities at NCRC and leverages its expertise in five research clusters: advanced materials and drug delivery, cell and tissue engineering, nanotechnology, neural engineering, and single cell technologies.

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Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Contacts

Nadine Wong, PhD
734-763-7924
bi-equipment@umich.edu

Location

North Campus Research Complex
Building 20 and 26
2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Affiliations

Engineering

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Services

  • 3D Bioprinting
  • Material characterization
  • Microscopy/Imaging
  • Nanotechnology
  • Particle characterization (zeta potential/dynamic light scattering/nanoparticle tracking analysis)
  • Self-assisted use after training or service options

Equipment

  • 3D Bioprinting
    • RegenHu Biodiscovery
    • Rokit Invivo
  • Mechanical Testing
    • CellScale Biomaterials MicroSquisher Mechanical Testing
    • FemtoTools Micromechanical Testing & Assembly Station
    • Keysight Technologies Nano Tensile/Compression Mechanical
    • Tester
  • Microscopy/Imaging
    • Carl Zeiss ELYRA S.1 Superresolution Structured Illumination
    • Microscopy (SIM)
    • Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer Fluoro Holotomography
    • Nikon A1R Confocal Microscope
    • Olympus IX83 Live Cell Microscope
    • Perkin Elmer Mantra Microscope
  • Other Materials Characterization
    • Micromeritics Mercury Porosimeter Autopore V
    • TA Instruments HR-2 Discovery Hybrid Rheometer
  • Particle Characterization
    • Malvern Mastersizer 2000 (Laser Scattering)
    • Malvern Nanosight NS300 (Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis)
    • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZSP (Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS))
    • Particle Metrix ZetaView TWIN (NTA)
  • Spectroscopy
    • Bio Tools Chiral Raman Spectrometer
    • Exicor XZT Mueller Matrix Measurement System
    • Jasco CPL-300 Circularly Polarized Luminescence (CPL)
    • Jasco J-1700 Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectrophotometer
    • Jasco J-815 Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectrophotometer
    • Spectrometer
  • Thermal Characterization
    • TA Instruments Discovery Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
    • TA Instruments Discovery Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
    • TA Instruments Nano DCS
    • TA Instruments Nano Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)