- Two BL1 and three BL2 laboratories,
- Rapid prototyping lab,
- Project development lab,
- Machine development lab,
- Class 1000 clean room,
- 9000 sq. ft. machining and test area.
The laboratories are capable of supporting the design and manufacture of a multitude of bioengineering projects including the hardware and the biological development. Two BL2 labs contain facilities for bacterial cell culture, human sample handling, protein chemistry, and molecular biology and a third BL2 lab for mammalian cell culture. A BL1 lab/clean room is used for clean and sterile assembly of devices.
Fraunhofer USA CMI has specialized facilities and equipment for imaging (both bright field and fluorescence optical microscopes) and metrology (optical comparator, profilometers, etc.). The BL1 and BL2 laboratories are outfitted with standard laboratory equipment (centrifuges, ultrasonicators, refrigerators, freezers, gel electrophoresis apparati, incubators, pipettors, spectrophotometer, etc.) as well as biosafety cabinets and a chemical fume hood.
Additionally, Fraunhofer USA CMI has access to Boston University’s core facilities, including the Photonics Center, which is located across the street from the Center. BU’s Photonics center is a $100M, 250,000 sq. ft. research facility dedicated to advanced engineering research. The Photonics center has several advanced tools useful for nanoscale research, such as a scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, FTIR spectrometer, and a fabrication laboratory suitable for MEMS fabrication.