Housed in a remarkable facility that boasts distinctive scientific tools, BioNanoLab has over 1,100 sq. ft. of lab space and utilizes state-ofthe-art equipment and instrumentation for projects such as cell culture experiments and live cell and nanoscale imaging. Such an environment is the perfect setting to continually foster expertise and advancement in areas such as nanomaterial synthesis, biosensor development, microbiology, and prototype design and validation.

The bionanolab is a Public Health Agency of Canada's certified Biosafety Level 2 laboratory situated in the Thornbrough building at Room 2133 with equipment for cell culture experiments, live cell and nanoscale imaging, for fabricaton of PDMS-based microfluidic devices and for development of microfluidic lab on a chip sensors and biosensors. 

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AGILENT AFM/SPM 5500 with Olympus ILM, MAC Mode, Kelvin Probe Force Module and Resiscope Module


Conductive Scanning Probe Microscopy Module of AFM

Nikon Ti Microscope

Nikon Ti Inverted Microscope with brightfield, phase and fluorescence illumination

Dark Room

Dark Room for Fluorescence Live Cell Imaging


JEOL Neoscope Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope

Upright Microscope

Upright Biological Compound Microscope with UV and Halogen Source


Live Cell Imaging Facility (Incubator Microscope)


Optical Microscope



40x-1000x Plan Phase Contrast Fluorescent Inverted Microscope + Fluorescent Camera                               Benchtop RAMAN Spectrometer  (Sierra SnowyRange 785 series)





 Spin Coater


                                   UV Exposure System for Photolithography                                                                 Brewer Science Cee200X Spin Coater and Vacuum

Pump for wafer Processing 

Soft Lithography

Soft Lithography Equipments

Biotek Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multimode-Reader

Hydroflex Microplate Washer 

Barnstead Smart2Pure 3 UV/UF Laboratory Water Purification System  

Plate Reader

Plate Reader  and UV-Visible Spectrometer



 Electrophoresis System


Protein Gel Electrophoresis System 

Dual UV Transilluminator and Gel Electrophoresis System

Microfluidic Work Bench

Microfluidic Work Bench






                                                       Yamamato Autoclave                                                                                                                                               SaniClave Autoclave




LCD Digital Microscope

                                                                                                                                              LCD Digital Microscope

BioSafety Cabinet 

BioSafety Cabinet

Analytical Balance

Stereo Microscope


                               Analytical Balance                                                                                                                                            Stereomicroscope



Plasma Cleaner


                              Plasma Cleaner for Surface Modification Applications                                                                                                               Desiccator





Syringe Pump



                              EFD Ultra 2800 Dispensing System                                                                                                                                             Harvard Syringe Pump


Vacuum Oven

 Isotemperature Vacuum Oven for Photoresist degassing and PDMS curing and relevant applications





UV Light Meter

Ultrasonic Cleaner

                                         UVA/B Light Meter                                                                                                                                              Ultrasonic Cleaner



 Digital Pipette Set



 Bacti Incinerator




Multiple-position hot plate and magnetic stirrer


Water Bath

Water Bath


BioNano Lab Incubator



Incubator Oven

Incubator Oven


Bionano Lab Centrifuge




Fume Hood


 Hotplate Stirrer

   Hot Plate Stirrer



Torrey Scientific Digital Hot Plates

BioNano Lab Syringe Pump

                 Syringe Pump for Microfluidic Experiments                                                                                                                           Biologic Potentiostat




                      Power Supply Components                                                                                                                                             Dropsens Potentiostat 


Biosensors - Electrochemical Interface - PalmSens Potentiostat                            ColorQube Printer for Paper based Biosensors 


Refrigerated Ultracentrifuge Legend Micro 21R


Bionano Laboratory also has priority access to the following characterization equipment and instruments within the University of Guelph.

SEM, TEM, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy - http://www.uoguelph.ca/~confocal/

XRD, SEM-EDX, XPS, FTIR - http://www.chemistry.uoguelph.ca/etc/new_instrumentation.html

Circular Dichroism - Merrill's Lab - http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmerrill/                                                                                                


Contact Us

Bionanotechnology Laboratory
Suresh Neethirajan

School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 2W1

Room 3513 - Richards Building
50 Stone Road East

Lab: THRN 2133 BioNano Lab

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext 53922
Fax: (519) 836-0227

E-mail: sneethir@gmail.com

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