Material (Physical and Biological) Characterization Facility

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Critical point dryer and sputtering chamber for biological samples
  • Exclusion Chromatography Separation and Tunable Resistive Pulse particle analyzer ideal for characterizing micro- and nano- particles such as exosomes
  • Platelet Aggregometer
  • Polarization microscope equipped with thermal chamber for hot stage microscopy and software modules for particle size analysis
  • Stent/Graft tester for accelerated mechanical testing of stents and other implantable intravascular devices
  • Particle Image Velocimetry System for experimental fluid dynamic studies in cardiovascular models