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Building 16 (left) and Building 66 (right)

BPEC Headquarters are now located in Building 16, Room 429, with the Center core laboratories occupying the entire 4th floor of Building 16 with approximately 12,000 square feet of totally renovated and modern laboratories. Biotechnology-related research in the labs of over 15 faculty members in the Biological Engineering Division is located contiguously in Buildings 8, 16 and 56. BPEC is also conveniently located close to important other core facilities such as the MIT BioMicro Center in the Biology Building (Building 68). This consolidation and occupation of this totally renovated laboratory space represent over 60,000 square feet for biotechnology-related engineering research.

This centralization and consolidation is clearly enhancing the interactions among the various BPEC investigators and leading to new collaborations with other investigators. Presently, the core equipment in the BPEC include major items such as MALDI/TOF mass spectrometer, Genesis II Robot station, Biocad and integral liquid chromatography, other HPLCs, scintillation counter, Coulter counter, a deconvolution microscope, plus many other types of equipment.

The equipment in other BPEC investigator laboratories is now easily accessed. These include confocal microscope with video-imaging ultracentrifuges, Coulter counters, fluorescence and phosphor imagers, totally instrumented and computer-interfaced to name only a few items. BPEC also has access to a wider array of equipment and facilities available in other MIT labs and Centers.

Some examples include genomic and proteomic analysis (MIT BioMicro Center), scanning electron microscopy (Materials Science and Engineering Center), two-photon fluorescence microscopy (Center for Biomedical Engineering), flow cytometry (Center for Cancer Research and Whitehead Institute), microfabrication (Microsystems Technology Laboratory)), HPLC and Mass Spectrometry Analysis (Center for Environmental Health Sciences), NMR spectroscopy (Magnet Laboratory and Department of Chemistry), and animal care (Division of Comparative Medicine).