BRK Bio Core

Overview of Services

Integrated into the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory is a pharmaceutical-grade cleanroom to allow sterile processing. This cleanroom is entered through a separate gowning room and has a completely separate air-handling system, but has a pass-through to the nanofabrication cleanroom to allow materials to be transferred into this facility without breaking cleanliness. Designed for sanitization, it trades a perforated floor for coved sheet-vinyl flooring and boasts a special pharmaceutical wall and ceiling system. Outside the entrance to the biocleanroom is an enclosed overhead walkway to Bindley Bioscience Center.


3D Cell Culture Core (3D3C) Facility

The 3D Cell Culture Core (3D3C) Facility is designed for studies employing 3D cell culture in biology and engineering research. It is a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory with one large and two attached small tissue-culture rooms.  The facility is equipped with four cell culture hoods and equipment for cell culture (cell culture incubators, water baths, centrifuges, microscopes, etc.). The main room is also equipped with immunohistochemistry staining station and Applied Biosystems® ArcturusXT™ Laser Capture Microdissection System.


A separate BSL-2 laboratory is dedicated to bacterial culture work. The biocleanroom also houses a small BSL2 cell culture room for work requiring live cells in a pharmaceutical-grade environment. These specialized laboratories allow for the safe handling of pathogenic biological materials used in the development of devices and delivery methods.


Biosafety Level 1 and Nanochemistry Laboratories. The BNC provides three laboratories rated at biosafety level 1 (BSL-1) for less hazardous nano-bio and nanochemistry research – including the main biocleanroom space. These laboratories are used for both mechanical and wet-chemical research activities.



Tim Kwok, 3D Cell Culture Facility Manager

Guy Telesnicki, Research Engineer

Joon Park, Research Engineer

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday     

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    

Birck Nanotechnology Center

1205 West State Street 

West Lafayette, IN  47907-2057

Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"


**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the center manager for further information.

Links and Resources

  1. Purdue University Discovery Park - Birck Nanotechnology Center
  2. nanoHUB
  3. Purdue University - Purdue e-Pubs
  4. Purdue University Discovery Park - Birck Nanotechnology Center, Research
  5. BNC Safe Systems
  6. Equipment Installation Manual
  7. Birck Policy & Procedures
  8. Birck Emergency Plan


Name Role Phone Email Location
Guy Telesnicki
Research Engineer

Joonhyeong Park
Research Engineer

Yunfeng Bai
3D Cell Culture Core Facility Manager


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