Device design, fabrication process formulation, photomask layout advice, and prototype testing utilizing traditional and novel approaches to microfabrication and nanofabrication of electronic devices, sensors, microfluidic devices, and nanomaterials test structures.
Supporting research in microelectronics, electronic materials, nanotechnology, MEMS, biomedical and optical devices. Our staff provides professional suggestions and ideas to lab users on their projects, including planning, design, and integration for fabricating devices. Features Class 100 Cleanroom.
Nanofabrication/Class 100 Cleanroom (Lowell)
State-of-the-art, 4,200 ft2 Class 100 cleanroom equipped with over 40 pieces of process and analytical instrumentation for complex research projects that require micro and nanoscale fabrication. Technical expertise, foundry services, and use of equipment is available for dicing, stress measurements, deposition, deep silicon etch and photolithography.
National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (Worcester–Medical School)
NIH-funded Center as one of five centers in the US to make up the National MMPC Consortium that specializes in sophisticated physiological procedures and instruments to characterize mouse models of obesity, diabetes, and its complications.
The Center consists of the following five phenotyping Cores:
- Metabolism Core uses in vivo metabolic procedures and instruments to assess energy balance, insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, and conducts drug trial studies.
- Analytical Core uses high throughput instruments to measure serum and tissue levels of metabolites, hormones, and cytokines.
- Islet Core uses in vivo and in vitro procedures to measure pancreatic function and insulin secretion.
- Cardiovascular Core uses in vivo imaging system to assess cardiac structure and function, and vascular phenotypes.
- Microbiome Core uses fecal collection and antibiotic treatment for gut microbiome analysis.
New England Center for Stroke Research (Worcester–Medical School)
Neuroradiology facility that offers the latest technology in image-guided intervention in developing minimally invasive treatments.
New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center - NERVE (Lowell)
Interdisciplinary robotics testing, research, and training facility that evaluates robotic capabilities, human performance, and human-robot interaction. Additional resources include Motek M-Gait instrumented treadmill with motion capture (Qualisys and Motion Analysis), a variety of biometric sensors, and NIRx functional near-IR spectroscopy.
Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) & Genomics (Lowell)
Provides Next-Generation DNA & RNA sequencing services and technical expertise including NGS library prep, DNA and RNA quality assessment, Fluorometric quantification of DNA/RNA/Protein, DNA & RNA isolation, PCR/qPCR, Qubit fluorometry, gene expression & drug development studies.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Amherst)
The facility provides high field NMR instruments and expertise to elucidate molecular structure, conformation, dynamics and interactions.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (Lowell)
A new, state-of-the-art JEOL 400 MHz NMR equipped with autosampler and automatic tuning & matching. The instrument can perform temperature and kinetic studies as well as x-nuclei and 2D experiments. Self-use and service work are available.
Nutriceutical Formulation (Amherst)
Isolates bioactives by supercritical CO2, concentrate bioactives by reverse osmosis, thermally treat by ultrahigh pasteurization and agitating retort, produce emulsion systems by homogenization and encapsulate by freeze or spray drying.