Collaborative BE Research Facilities at Penn

In addition to the shared research resources housed within the Bioengineering laboratories, our students, faculty and research staff have the following facilities available throughout the University of Pennsylvania to support their research.

Biomedical Research CoreBiomedical Research Core Facilities

This listing of Biomedical Research Core Facilities, administered by the School of Medicine's Office of Research Program Development, includes over 35 listed biomedical research facilities across the university, including the medical, dental, and veterinary schools, along with the School of Arts and Sciences, the Wistar Institute, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For many Bioengineering researchers, this list of facilities will contain what they need. For the full list of facilities, visit the website list.

LRSMLaboratory for the Research on the Structure of Matter/Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

The LRSM facilities play a vital role in Materials Science and Engineering research and in promoting collaboration and outreach on campus. These facilities are a focal point for knowledge transfer to industry and graduate education. They are utilized by external organizations as well as MRSEC faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers.

McKay Orhtopaedic Research LaboratoryMcKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

House in the School of Medicine, the McKay Laboratory of Orthopaedic Surgery Research occupies ~15,500 square feet on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of Stemmler Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. The bioengineering facility includes equipment for routine and sophisticated materials testing. The primary instrumentation consists of an Instron 8874 Biaxial (axial and torsion) Servo-hydraulic Testing Machine, an Instron 5543 Electromechanical Testing Machine, two Instron 5542 Electromechanical Testing Machines, two Instron 5848 Electromechanical MicroTesters, and an Instron ElectroPuls E3000 Fatigue Testing System.

Nano Probe CoreNano-Bio Interface Center Nano Probe Facilities

The Nano-Probe Core Facility is a unique lab that serves as an incubator for new probes of nanostructure behavior and associated instrumentation development. It is equipped with a suite of scanning probes, opto-electronic/transport tools, and optical probes that are so recently developed as not to be available on commercial instruments.

Tumor Tissue and Biospecimen BankPath BioResource Tumor Tissue and Biospecimen Bank

In a combined effort, the Abramson Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have a shared vision that will provide investigators the resources and organizational capabilities to maximize the potential of using tissue and other biospecimens for basic and translational research. In addition to undertaking tissue and biospecimen banking, the core will also work to define data driven standards for tissue and biospecimen banking practices at Penn.

Penn Center for Musculoskeletal DisordersPenn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders has three research cores that can support bioengineering research. The primary aims of this Center are to enhance and advance the research productivity of investigators in musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair. The three critical research core facilities are in fundamental areas that cross disciplines and hierarchies. These Core Facilities are Microarray, Structure-Function Biomechanics, and Imaging.

Penn Chemistry NMR FacilityPenn Chemistry NMR Facility

The Penn Chemistry NMR Facility provides researchers in the Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering department at University of Pennsylvania access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for high resolution NMR spectroscopy. Facility provides users extensive training to use spectrometers without supervision and expert advice/consultation on advanced applications of NMR spectroscopy to solve research problems.