Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center (BNC) is an 11,500 sq ft class 1,000/10,000 cleanroom facility located in Stanley Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The BNC is a unique fabrication and experimentation facility specializing in BioMEMS (Biomedical Micro-electromechanical systems) and Microfluidic devices. These exciting new technologies are poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, proteomics, genomics, and cell biology.
The facility has a complete lithography microfabrication as well as soft lithography and glass or polymer bonding capabilities. The BNC features a full range of deposition, etching, metrology, and microscopy equipment as well as facilities for performing biological experiments. The center focuses on microfluidic processing of glass and polymer materials. Experimentation on proteins, nucleic acids, cells, and tissues are encouraged. In addition to a state-of-the-art research lab, the center also features a teaching lab for hands-on training of both undergraduate and graduate students.
The BNC is a core facility of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences and is open to both university and industrial users.