Laboratory facilities within the Translational Nanomedicine Program allow researchers to develop, test and apply nanomaterials to the diagnosis and treatment of patients, particularly those with cancer.
Mayo Clinic has invested more than $1.5 million in equipment for nanotechnology in the program and its Laboratory for Nanotechnology Research on the Florida campus. These funds support:
- A chemical synthesis lab to synthesize new nanomaterials and engineer commercially available nanomaterials for biological and clinical use
- An atomic force microscope to study the structure of materials at atomic levels and measure their stiffness to control their biological interaction and engineer them for a specific purpose
- Near infrared Raman spectroscopy to observe molecular changes and probe biomolecular structures