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The Coulter Department offers a range of facilities allowing our faculty, students and collaborators to advance the boundaries of biomedical engineering research.



U.A. Whitaker Building

The $23 million U.A. Whitaker Building is home to the Coulter Department on the Georgia Tech campus. The 99,822-square-foot facility anchors the biotechnology corridor at Georgia Tech and provides administrative offices, classrooms and laboratories for the department. Research facilities highlights include:

  • 2FS fluorescence microscope with quadnocular head and the highest light-gathering capability of any 20x microscope lens
  • Unique continuous flow system that uses a parallel plate flow chamber to mimic venous, arterial or disturbed flow effects on human cells for up to 72 hours
  • Postural perturbation device, EMG system, and 8-camera motion capture system
  • Coulter counter, flow cytometer, bioanalyzer, biolevitator, large “reach-in" incubator, real-time PCR.
  • PCR DNA amplifier

 

 

IBB

The Parker Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) was created to facilitate interdisciplinary research in bioengineering and the biosciences. The atrium-style building is adjacent to the Whitaker Building and houses a number of offices and labs for Coulter Department faculty. Core facilities include:

  • Bruker Pharmascan 7T with 7 Tesla superconducting magnet
  • Beckman Coulter L7-55 Ultracentrifuge
  • Zeiss LSM 510 UV Confocal and Zeiss LSM 510 VIS Confocal Microscopes
  • Zeiss 510 NLO Confocal
  • Zeiss 700-405
  • Leica Cryostat and a Microm Cryo-Star HM 560MV Cryostat
  • Nikon E600 and Q-Imaging System
  • BD FACS Aria Cell Sorter and BD LSR II Flow Cytometer
  • Heart Simulator and 3-D Flow Imaging Systems
  • Aortic Valve Organ Culture Systems

 

 

Emory University

The Woodruff Memorial Research Building, on Emory's campus, houses administrative offices, faculty offices and laboratories for the Coulter Department. Research facilities include:

  • Siemens Magnetom Trio 3T whole-body MR - best homogeneity, gradients and RF system – 8 fast channels, iPAT compatible
  • Bruker BioSpec® 94/20, 9.4 Telsa MRI
  • Bruka 7 Telsa Primate Scanner
  • 1.5T and 3.0T clinical MRI scanners
  • 4.7T Varian Inova Contrast agent development lab
  • Random Positioning Machine to expose cells to simulated microgravity conditions
  • State-of-the-art MR/PET scanner that simultaneously collects PET and MRI images. The scanner is one of only four worldwide, one of only two in the U.S.

 

 

Emory School of Medicine and Research Centers

The Emory University School of Medicine brings a wealth of research resources to the Coulter Department. Research facilities include:

  • Rollins Research Center
  • Winship Cancer Institute
  • Vaccine Research Center
  • Whitehead Memorial Research Building

 

 

The Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging
  • 3-Tesla Siemens Trio MRI equipped with a 12 channel headcoil for rapid parallel imaging of the brain.
 

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