Nano-Bio ImmunoEngineering Consortium (NIEC)

Nano-Bio ImmunoEngineering Consortium (NIEC) Core Research Facilities

NIEC has established two state-of-the-art research suites at the University of Mississippi (UM). The research core facilities are intended to 1) give researchers access to high-dollar instrumentation that is beyond the scope of support of individual labs, 2) provide the necessary infrastructure to perform cutting-edge research projects at UM, and 3) enable researchers to develop their biomaterials from initial physicochemical characterization all the way through to preclinical efficacy testing. The two core suites (i.e., Biomaterials Characterization and Biomolecular Analysis) are outfitted with the following major instrumentation.

Biomaterials Characterization Suite

  • Aries G2 Rheometer
  • Digital Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Instrument
  • Malvern Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (ITC)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography Systems
    • One Aqueous Mobile Phase
    • One Organic (DMF/THF) Mobile Phase
  • Wyatt DynaPro Plate Reader III (High-Throughput Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument)
  • Malvern Zetasizer Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
  • LS Instruments 3D LS Spectrometer (Combination Static and Dynamic Light Scattering)

Biomolecular Analysis Suite

  • IVIS (In Vivo Imaging System) Lumina III
  • Attune NXT Flow Cytometer
  • Bigfoot FACS (Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter)
  • Cytation 10 Confocal Imaging Plate Reader + BioSpa Automated Incubator
  • Cytation 5 Plate Reader
  • Absolute Q Digital PCR Instrument
  • QuantStudio 3 qPCR Instrument
  • CL750 iBright Gel Imager
  • Chromium iX Single Cell Analyzer
  • Agilent Tapestation