Tissue and Molecular Engineering Lab (TiMELab)


The lab was constructed originally as a 1000 sq. ft., class-100, clean room whose equipment and personnel have since relocated to a larger and newer space in the Belknap Campus' SRB (Schumaker Research Building).  This move provided the Bioengineering Department an opportunity to obtain the space to further enhance the teaching and research capabilities of the department and the university.   The TiME Lab hosts two biosafety hoods, incubator, cryotome, centrifuge,  low-temp freezers and refrigerators, mechanical testing system, laboratory fluoroscopic imaging microscopes and a selection of support equipment employed in cell culture and analysis.  Some of the classes using this facility are "Tissue and Molecular Bio Technology (BE505)", and "Advanced Biomaterials (BE 550)".  Other Bioengineering classes have also used the lab to demonstrate applicable sections of the curriculum. There are existing plans to expand its capabilities in the future.  Additionally added equipment includes: Carl-Zeiss Aviovert Fluorescent Phase Microscope, Carl-Zeiss Axioscope Fluorescent Ratio Imaging System, Cryostar -150C Freezer, Beckman Optima TL Ultracentrifuge, Labconco Freeze Dry System, Buchi Rotovapor, Protein Solutions DynaPro Particle Size Analyzer, Perkin-Elmer LS 50B Luminescence Spectrophotometer, Gibco Roller-bottle system,Thermo Scientific Genesys 10S UV/Vis Spectrophotometer, World Precision Instruments Nitric Oxide Detector and Warner Microincubation Platform.