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Mission Statement

  • Provide education and workforce development for biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. 
  • Support local and start-up companies for process and product development.


  • Offer wet lab courses such as bioengineering lab and others.
  • Support faculty research in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry and bioengineering.
  • Provide lab and bench space, equipment, instrument and mentorship to students for their thesis research and capstone projects.
  • Provide equipment, instrument and engineering expertise for start-up companies to develop their products.


  • Molecular cloning and expressing genes in bacterial systems.
  • Fermentation and bioreactor design.
  • Isolation and purification of recombinant proteins.
  • Isolation and purification of plasmid DNAs.
  • Chemical analysis, biological assay and testing.

Instrument and Equipment

  • Atomic absorption spectrometer (Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 300)
  • Autoclaves (Vernitron Majestic, Napco Model 8000-DSE, Tuttnauer)
  • Balance and scale (Mettler Toledo PB 303-S, A&D FR-300) 
  • Biological safety hood (Baker SteriGard) 
  • Centrifuges (Eppendorf 5415 R, Fisher Scientific Centrific)
  • CO2 incubator (Sanyo MCO-17AIC) 
  • Coliform incubator bath (Precision Scientific)
  • Energy dispersed X-ray spectroscopy (Oxford Instruments INCA Energy)
  • Fourier transferred infrared spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100)
  • Freezer (Revco PLUS ultra-low temperature freezer)
  • Gas chromatography (Buck Scientific Model 910)
  • Gas chromatography mass spectrometer (Hewlett Packard HP 6890/MSD 5973)
  • Gel electrophoresis (Invitrogen Novex Mini-Cell)
  • Hemocytometer (Hausser Scientific Bright-Line)
  • High performance liquid chromatography (Buck Scientific BLC-20)
  • Infrared spectrophotometer (Buck Scientific Model 500) 
  • Lab ovens (Quincy Lab Inc., Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc.)
  • Optical microscopes (Olympus BH-2, Leica ATC 2000, Fisher Scientific, Edmund Industrial Optics)
  • pH meters (Cole Parmer, American Scientific) 
  • Potentiostat (Digi-Ivy DY2300)
  • Refrigerator (Kenmore)
  • Scanning electron microscope (Jeol JSM 5610) 
  • Shaker incubators (New Brunswick Sciritific Innova 2100, Thermo Scientific MaxQ 4450) 
  • Sputter coater (Denton Vacuum)
  • Ultrasonic water bath (VWR Scientific Aquasonic)
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometers (Hach DR/4000U)
  • Ventilation hoods (Fisher Hamilton SafeAire)
  • Vortex (VWR Vortexer, Scientific Industries Vortex-Genie 2)
  • Water bath (Precision Scientific)
  • Water purification system (Thermo Scientific E-pure)