Biomagnetic Imaging and Nanomedicine Laboratory

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

Mission: The primary focus of the Laboratory is on developing, evaluating, and optimizing biomedical technologies for sensing, measuring and manipulation on a nano scale aimed at reducing the invasiveness and the cost of clinical interventions, and improving patient access to novel healthcare technology. In addition, the laboratory seeks to develop and investigate the use of Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID)-based sensors for new biomedical imaging and diagnostic applications.

Interdisciplinary research: The research at the Brazdeikis’ laboratory is interdisciplinary with strong collaborations across scientific and engineering disciplines. It also has strong links to healthcare practitioners and industry partners that we frequently work with to validate new technologies in pre-clinical/clinical settings, and for technology transfer and commercial development activities.

Instrumentation: Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art Magnetic Hyperthermia systems, 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 several workstations complete with licenses for Matlab®, Labview®, Visual Studio®.NET, Comsol®, 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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