Analog Devices Building

 16   Thermoclave

The Thermoclave is a modern system for the curing of composite materials under a controlled (controllable) environment.  The large internal working area is 1m in diameter and 3m in length with a maximum working temperature and pressure of 420°C and 20 bar respectively.

 17   Pharmaceutical Processing Suite

This suite offers a selection of wet chemistry, chemical processing and analytical equipment, highly sought after in pharmaceutical development.  From instrumented pharmaceutical dissolution units, powder and hot melt extrusion suites, to bench top and individual scale tablet presses, along with highly sensitive analytical instruments of FTIR, UV-Vis and multi-eye NIR these facilities offer an exceptional insight into the properties, characteristics and behaviour of pharmaceutical materials from synthesis, packing, tablet forming to dissolution.

 18   Confocal Microscope

The confocal microscope looks inside the three-dimensional structure of living tissues.  Fluorescent markers can hook onto specific sites in the tissue and be seen on the screen.

 19   Porous Materials Characterisation Lab

The Porous materials lab houses one of the largest academic gas and vapour sorption suites in the world; offering quantitative data about porous materials at low and high pressures, and in various mixed gas and vapour environments.

 20   Crystallisation Research Pilot

These (14, 20) are a unique equipment suite with dedicated units for crystallisation, isolation and drying of materials coupled with on-line monitoring facilities enabling the reproduction of batch and continuous process configurations, ideally suited for the pharmaceutical sector.

 21   Bubbly Flow Channels

This 5m high testing facility (26 and smaller pilot unit 21) provides a unique opportunity to study bubbly flows relevant to processes in the (bio) chemical industry sector.  Using Laser Doppler Velocimetry, optical fibre probes, hydrophones and high-speed imaging, these customised rigs allow us to study flows in a shear layer as well as flow instabilities, bubble trajectories and turbulence properties.

 22   Microfluidics Laboratories

Bernal Institute boasts comprehensive facilities (22, 27) for the analysis of small-scale fluidic phenomena, and for the development of related novel technologies.  The laboratory features Particle-Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Laser-Doppler Anemometry (LDA) equipment for detailed interrogation of flow, high-speed imaging and microscopy for visualisation, and infra-red imaging for thermal analysis.

 23   Sustainable Chemical Transformations Suite

This is a test-bed suite comprising of networked chemical reactors coupled with a series of chemical analytical diagnostics offering both bio-processing and bio-analytical capabilities.  It is designed for operation with a diverse range of raw materials, intermediate species and reactant identities that fingerprint sustainable chemical processes.  Together they help to determine and develop chemical processes, for the conversion of sustainable and waste feedstocks into bulk chemicals and biofuels.

 24   Spectro-electroanalysis Facilities

These specialised electrochemical and photo-electrochemical suites including high-end potentiostats with impedance and low current detection capabilities.  In addition, there will be a photo-electrochemical experimental suite with calibrated optical benches consisting of LEDs controlled by a potentiostat.  A third spectro-electrochemical suite incorporating UV-Vis and Raman capabilities will be developed specifically tailored to look at nanomaterials at water-oil interfaces.

 25   Bioprocessing (BioPoint)

BioPOINT is an industry-tailored infrastructure suite for biologicals process engineering, process development and biologicals analysis.  This suite of equipment will enable engineering studies into biological process optimisation and scale-up for mammalian and bacterial platforms for the production of biologicals including peptides, antibodies and therapeutic enzymes.  BioPOINT will enable three key areas for Biopharmaceutical industry and academia: (1) production, (2) isolation and (3) validation.