Centre for Contact Lens Research laboratory tour and networking sessionExport this event to calendar

Monday, October 24, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Please join us for an introduction to the state-of-the-art laboratory facilities available at the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR), School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Registration is required for this FREE event via EventBrite as seating is limited.

Following a presentation by the CCLR Director, and the CCLR Head of Biological Sciences, there will be a guided tour of the clinical and laboratory facilities, highlighting the full capabilities of the centre including:

  • Microbiology and Toxicology testing - bacterial adhesion and growth, biofilm testing, microbial identification, cytotoxicity testing, biocompatibility testing
  • Cell culture - cell identification/phenotype, immunohistochemistry,
  • Tissue analysis
  •  Determination of inflammatory response in cells and biological fluids
  •  Protein and lipid biochemistry and quantification - including colorimetric and fluorescent assays, UV-Vis, radiolabel methods, HPLC, MS
  •  Biomaterial development, including drug delivery materials
  •  Biomaterial characterization - microscopy techniques include SEM, TEM, AFM and confocal microscopy, spectroscopic techniques include XPS and FT-IR, measurement of contact angle, biomaterial wettability, water content, protein and lipid uptake, optical transmissibility

Networking session speakers:

  • Dr. Lyndon Jones, CCLR Director
  • Dr. Lakshman Subbaraman, Head of Biological Sciences at CCLR

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