UW Washington Nanofabrication Facility (UW WNF)
A national user facility that is a part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) network. UW WNF is a full service micro and nanotechnology user facility and is the largest public access fabrication center in the Pacific Northwest, with 15,000sf of laboratories, cleanrooms, and user spaces focused on enabling basic and applied research, advanced research and development, and prototype production. With substantial equipment and developed capabilities, UW WNF bridges academia with local start-ups, businesses, and professional organizations and seeks to promote economic and job growth in the local region by fostering innovation. Nationally and internationally, UW WNF provides foundry services (remote use) through which finite fabrication and characterization efforts can be performed by expert staff engineers.
Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF)
A fully staffed instrumentation facility for users from the UW, other universities, and industry. Capabilities include microscopy, spectroscopy, and surface science. Users can be trained to independently perform experiments, or an experienced staff member can perform experiments for you. Since 2011, MAF has operated jointly with the College of Engineering’s Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF), which provides access to photo- and electron-beam-lithography, thin-film deposition, plasma and chemical etching, and characterization processes. There are currently 3 recharge centers operating within the space (Molecular Analysis Facility Core, Analytical Biopharmacy Core, and the CryoEM Facility).
National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO)
Provides state-of-the-art surface analysis tools to researchers in the biomedical community. NESAC/BIO’s UHV instruments are specially adapted to study biologically relevant systems including biomaterials, biomedical devices, and protein/DNA chips. Instruments include ESCA, ToF-SIMS, SPM, SFG; other capabilities include Surface Plasmon Resonance, Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, and Multivariant Analysis (MVA).
Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM)
Quellos HTS Core
Enables scientists to study complex biological systems and identify therapeutic drug candidates in reasonable timeframes that previously were improbable. The facility has the capability to do both RNA Interference and small molecule screens and is the only one of its kind in the Northwest. Learn more…
Tom & Sue Ellison Stem Cell Core
Aims to facilitate and promote the research use of hESCs within the Seattle biomedical community. Toward this end, the core provides assistance with pilot studies to determine the feasibility of a project, to generate preliminary data for grant funding and to allow the initiating lab to determine whether to incorporate hESC culture techniques into their lab. Learn more…
Lynn & Mike Garvey Cell Imaging Lab
Includes four state-of-the-art light microscopy systems to accelerate research into stem cell and regenerative processes. ISCRM has purchased and maintains the equipment in good operating condition and provides training to enable lab members to use these microscopes to support their research. Learn more…