Lab Tour and Networking Session

Monday, October 24th,2016: 2-4pm – Lab Tour and Networking Session with the UW Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) [Information and Registration]

There will be an introduction to the state-of-the-art laboratory facilities available at the centre and their capabilities of supporting:

  • Microbiology and Toxicology testing – bacterial adhesion and growth, biofilm testing, microbial identification, cytotoxicity testing, biocompatibility testing
  • Cell culture – cell identification/phenotype, immunohistochemistry,
  • Tissue analysis
  • Determination of inflammatory response in cells and biological fluids
  • Protein and lipid biochemistry and quantification – including colorimetric and fluorescent assays, UV-Vis, radiolabel methods, HPLC, MS
  • Biomaterial development, including drug delivery materials
  • Biomaterial characterization – microscopy techniques include SEM, TEM, AFM and confocal microscopy, spectroscopic techniques include XPS and FT-IR, measurement of contact angle, biomaterial wettability, water content, protein and lipid uptake, optical transmissibility

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