Nanomedicine CLEANROOM Core Facility
The Simpson Querrey Institute Nanomedicine Cleanroom Core Facility is designed for interdisciplinary research at the interface of the physical and biological sciences. This state-of-the-art space offers the unique possibility to integrate nanotechnology and microfabrication with chemistry and biology in a highly controlled environment.
The facility occupies a total area of 1,290 square feet and consists of a class 10,000 lab, two class 1,000 rooms and one class 100 room. The class 100 room comprises a fully functional photolithography line, capable of patterning down to one micron. The class 10,000 room is supplied with all necessary materials for cell culture experiments.
Interested users are encouraged to contact Institute Cleanroom Core Staff for training. Standard operating user guides are available for most pieces of equipment.
The Nanomedicine Cleanroom Core is located on the 11th floor of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
Bioelectric Sensing Imaging Microscope (BSIM)
Olympus BX51 with custom electrophysiology set up
Plasma Etcher (RIE)
Oxford Instruments Plasmalab 80
KLA-Tencor, Alpha-STP IQ Surface Profiler
ABM Instruments Mask Aligner for 4" wafers
Thermo Fisher Incubators, Tissue Culture Hood, Thermo Fisher Benchtop Centrifuge, Nikon FN-1 Microscope, Refrigerator/Freezer
Acknowledging the Institute Nanomedicine Cleanroom Core Facility
Acknowledging use of the Institute Nanomedicine Cleanroom Core in your publications is very important. Acknowledgements help us demonstrate the Core's value to the Northwestern research community and they will contribute tremendously in our efforts to secure funding for new instruments and services.
Please send full citations for your publications to the Cleanroom Core Manager, Alexandra Kolot: firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support!
Here is an example acknowledgement statement you can adapt for use in your manuscripts:
[Microfabrication] was performed in the Nanomedicine Cleanroom Core Facility of the Simpson Querrey Institute at Northwestern University. The U.S. Army Research Office, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Department of Energy, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, and Northwestern University provided funding to develop this facility and ongoing support is being received from the Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource (NSF NNCI-1542205).