Robotic Lab Assistant

CORE FACILITIES

 
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3D PRINTING LAB

The 3D printing Facility hosts: 6 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), 4 Bioprinters, 1 Digital Light Processing (DLP), 1 Stereolithography (SLA), 1 UV Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), 1 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), 1 Pellet, 1 Food, and 1 3-in-1 FDM / CNC Carving / Laser Engraving.

ELECTROSPINNING LAB

The facility hosts 3 solution (can also be used as electrospraying for polymeric particle fabrication) and one melt electrospinner, including co-axial electrospinning and variety of collectors (e.g., flat plate, rotating drum, rotating mandrel).

MICROFLUIDICS LAB

The microfluidic Lab hosts six microfluidic devices, including temperature controllers and high-speed microscope for the evaluation of the particles and flows in the microfluidic chips.

If you want to learn more about our research, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

With several laboratories, which are fitted with modern equipment, our Research Lab offers an excellent environment for research. The group has access in a variety of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, covering a broad range of work.

 

ANALYTICAL

  • Gas Chromatography (GC) / Mass Spectrometer (MS)

  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

BIOMEDICAL

  • In vivo studies: Animal House

  • In vitro studies: Cell / Tissue Culturing Labs

  • Ex vivo studies: porcine skin facilities

  • Microbiological Culture Labs

MANUFACTURING

  • 3D Printing: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Digital Light Processing (DLP), Stereolithography (SLA), UV Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Pellet Printer, Food Printer, CNC Carving & Laser Engraving.

  • 3D Bioprinting

  • 3D Scanner

  • Electrospinning: Melt and Solution  

  • Extruders for liposomes production

  • Freeze Dryer

  • Homogenisers: hand & high-pressure

  • Hot-Melt Extrusion (HME): single-screw & twin-screw extruders. Including GMP-compliant unit.

  • Injection Moulding

  • Microfluidics for nanoparticle preparation & Lab-on-a-chip experiments

  • Rotary Evaporators

  • Sieve Shaker

  • Spin Coater

  • Spray Drying

  • Tableting Machine

  • Twin-Screw Granulator (TSG)

MICROSCOPY

  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

  • Microscopes: confocal, florescence, optical

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION

  • Compression Testing

  • Contact Angle Goniometer (CAG)

  • Dissolution Testers

  • Environmental Conditioning (e.g., humidity cabinets, ovens, freezers).

  • Fluorescence Spectrophotometer

  • Fourier-transform Infra-red (FTIR) Spectrometer

  • Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer

  • Particle Size Analysers (e.g., DLS)

  • Probes / Process analytical technology (PAT) Tools: Mid-infrared spectroscopy (MiR), near-IR (NIR) spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy & Microscopy, UV-Vis Spectroscopy.

  • Raman Microscopy / Spectroscopy

  • Rheometry

  • Surface Tensiometer

  • Texture Analysers

  • Thermal Analysis: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

  • Ultraviolet and Visible (UV-Vis) Spectroscopy

  • Viscometer

  • X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD)

  • ζ-Potential measurement