See Research Capabilities for photos of equipment

Instron 5542 Materials Testing System

Load cells available:

  • 50, 500, and 1000N capacity

Grip systems available:

  • 100N and 500N capacity screw action grips
  • 1000N capacity pneumatic grip system

Testing capabilities:

  • Uniaxial tensile testing
  • Tear testing
  • Lap shear testing
  • T-Peel testing
  • Ball burst compression testing
  • Suture retention testing
  • Suture knot strength testing
  • Wire shear probe (“firmness”) testing

Beckman DU 640 Spectrophotometer (UV-Vis range: 190-1100nm)

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Equipment

  • Applied Biosystems GeneAmp® PCR System 9700
  • Eppendorf Mastercycler®

Fisher IsoTemp® 300 Series Oven


  • Forma Scientific freezer (-80°C)
  • So-Low Ultra-Low freezer (-80°C)


  • NANON-01A Electrospinning Set Up (MECC Co., Ltd., Japan)

3-D Printing

  • Replicator 2 (MakerBot® Industries, LLC, Brooklyn, NY)
  • The MakerGear M2 (MakerGear LLC, Beachwood, OH)

Cell Culture

  • Fisher 4°C refrigerator
  • NAPCO 8000DH direct heat incubator
  • Thermo CL2 benchtop centrifuge
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • Carl Zeiss Primo Vert inverted microscope