The Nanobiotechnology Center was established in 2000 as a Science & Technology Center with funding support from the National Science Foundation. Nanobiotechnology is an area of scientific and technological opportunity that applies the tools and processes of nanofabrication to advance research in life sciences. Researchers learn from biology to create new micro- and nanoscale devices to better understand life processes at the nanoscale. The Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) continues to manage shared research facilities that are available to all researchers, and is currently part of the Cornell Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis.

The facilities promote interdisciplinary research by offering equipment, capabilities and training.

The NBTC core facility consists of ~2500 square feet of lab space, with particular specialties in nanoparticle analysis, surface modification and characterization, AFM and optical imaging, microfluidics, and cell biology. The staff is trained in assisting researchers in interdisciplinary project--you do not need to be working on a nanobiotechnology project to use the labs.

The brochures and posters in the sidebar give a good overview of the NBTC. If you are looking for a particular piece of equipment, refer to our instrument list. If you are interested in one-on-one or small-group training on these topics, refer to our minicourse overview.