A new Advanced Technology Core Lab has opened at Baylor College of Medicine. The BioEngineering Core, or BEC, joins more than two dozen Advanced Technology Core Laboratories, which offer state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies to support research of faculty at Baylor and the Texas Medical Center on a fee-for-service basis.
The BEC designs and fabricates a broad range of custom devices to support biomedical research and clinical practice. The core is staffed by an experienced bioengineer and a machinist with access to state-of-the-art tools. Among the services offered are consultation with scientists and physicians to identify the best strategy addressing their engineering needs, custom instrumentation design and manufacture, custom electronics/optics design and manufacture, high precision mechanical manufacture, 3D design and printing, as well as laser cutting and engraving.
“Advanced Technology Core Laboratories are an essential part of the successful research enterprise of Baylor College of Medicine,” said Dr. Adam Kuspa, senior vice president and dean for research at Baylor College of Medicine. (Kuspa recently discussed biomedical research and the importance of government funding with Houston Public Radio. Listen to the interview.)
Core labs are each staffed by a scientific director and dedicated technical personnel who provide the highest quality laboratory work plus consultation on experimental design, data analysis and training. Advanced Technology Core Labs offer competitive pricing through subsidization of their operations by funds from grants and the College.
Learn more online about each core lab, including how to access and request core services and information on fees, equipment, technology, methods and training. In addition, the Advanced Technology Cores Catalog provides an introduction to each of the Cores including services and major instrumentation/technology platforms, personnel, contact information and examples of scientific capabilities.