Biomagnetic Imaging and Nanomedicine Laboratory

The Biomagnetic Imaging and Nanomedicine Laboratory is headed by Professor Audrius Brazdeikis.

Mission: the main focus of this Laboratory is to develop and investigate the use of Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID)-based sensors for new emerging biomedical imaging applications and diagnostic applications.

Instrumentation: Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art SQUID instrumentation (HTS and LTS) for single- and multi-channel acquisition, low temperature measurement and characterization, data acquisition, computer-controlled sub-mm spatial resolution X-Y translation stages, general laboratory instruments (function/arbitrary waveform generators, dynamic signal analyzers, lock-in-amplifiers, digital oscilloscopes, etc), stereomicroscopes, vaccuum systems, Helmholtz coils for calibrating, balancing and maintaining LTS and HTS SQUID systems. Laboratory personnel also has access to shared TcSUH facilities such as XRD, SEM, TEM and the SQUID magnetometer – Magnetic Property Measurement System (Quantum Design) for magnetic characterization of nanoparticles.

Laboratory is also equipped with 3 workstations complete with licenses for Matlab®, Labview®, Visual Studio®.NET and a computer-aided design (CAD) software, Solid Works® for mechanical design.

Active projects: the laboratory is currently engaged in various projects related to prenatal (fetal) diagnostics, nanoparticle imaging, and sensors for lymph node staging.

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