We offer both our lab equipment and expertise to investigators and are open for new collaborations. Please consult our list of capacities and contact us for any further questions.

For general questions, not related to listed machines or procedures, please contact Head of Lab Janne Reseland.

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Our multidisciplinary team

The multidisciplinary team includes researchers trained in molecular biology, cell biology, odontology, medicine, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and materials science. The staff is dedicated to research focusing on development or modification of biomaterials, bone regeneration and integration of biomaterials into bone and related hard tissues.

Close relation to the Institute of Veterinary Medicine ensures regular access to professional animal facilities and the researchers are experienced in several animal models for bone healing and implant performance in rats, rabbits and pigs.

The research facilities are excellent, fully equipped for atomic force microscopy, profilometer, molecular force probing, confocal microscopy, atom absorbance, molecular imaging, protein and peptide separation techniques, cell culture, molecular biology including real-time PCR in addition to the basic laboratory equipment. Advanced equipment like scanning and transmission electron microscopy, mass spectroscopy and flow cytometry are available in the local network at collaborating laboratories.

List of instruments


Instrument / procedure Contact                 
Atomic absorption spectroscopy Alejandro Barrantes
Atomic force microscope Alejandro Barrantes
Confocal microscope Catherine Heyward
Contact angle Alejandro Barrantes
Fluorescence microscope Catherine Heyward
Infrared spectrometer and microscope Alejandro Barrantes
Inverse microscopes Catherine Heyward
Mechanical testing Hanna Tiainen
MicroCT Liebert Nogueira
Multiscale nanoCT Liebert Nogueira
NanoDrop spectrophotometer Aina Lian
Profilometer and interferometer Alejandro Barrantes
Quartz crystal microbalance Alejandro Barrantes
Tabletop scanning electron microscope Hanna Tiainen
UV/vis spectroscopy Alejandro Barrantes
Viscometer Hanna Tiainen
Zetasizer Alejandro Barrantes


Instrument Contact         
Carousel tissue processor Catherine Heyward
Cutting-grinding system Catherine Heyward
Immunohistochemistry Maria Schröder
Cryosectioning Maria Schröder
Parafin microtome Catherine Heyward

Cell biology

Instrument Contact                 
Cell lab facilities Aina Lian
Luminex 100 and Luminex 200 Aina Lian
Protein and DNA electrophoresis Janne E. Reseland
Real-time PCR Aina Lian

 Other instruments

Instrument Contact                           
Freeze dryer Alejandro Barrantes
Gritblasting system Hanna Tiainen
High speed laboratory dissolver Hanna Tiainen
High temperature ovens Hanna Tiainen
SEM sample preparation Hanna Tiainen
UV/ozone cleaner Alejandro Barrantes

In addition we have close collaborations with numerous laboratories in the region that could supplement any assignments.

Tags: Biomaterials, Biomaterialer, Microscope, Profilometer, MicroCT, AFM, FTIR, SEM, QCM-D, PCR & Q-PCR, Zetasizer, Histology
Published July 3, 2012 1:45 PM - Last modified June 22, 2022 8:46 PM