NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS) Multidisciplinary Cleanroom

Center of Excellence Cleanroom

The CBLS cleanroom is an ISO 6 and ISO 7 certified multidisciplinary facility with bay and chase structured research space, located on UB's Downtown Campus in Buffalo. It houses state-of-the-art microfabrication tools and specialized equipment for thin film processing, photolithography, materials characterization and other high-tech processes.  

About the facility

The CBLS Cleanroom offers:

  • Class 1000 space
  • Class 10,000 space

Availability

The CBLS Cleanroom is available for shared use by:

  • UB students
  • UB faculty
  • Researchers at other academic institutions
  • Government
  • Industry

An equipment usage fee is charged on an hourly basis. For bench space only, daily rates will apply. Please contact the facility manager for bench space rates.

Technical capabilities

  • Deposition (thermal evaporation and E-beam evaporation)
  • Patterning (photolithography and lift-off)
  • Etching (wet etching and RIE/ICP dry etching)
  • Cleaning (wet clean and plasma clean)
  • Thermal Processes (annealing)
  • Metrology (optical microscopy, profilometry and ellipsometry)
  • Wafer bonding (Direct Bonding, plasma bonding and anodic bonding)
  • MEMS fabrication (bulk/surface micromachining, soft lithography and hot embossing/micro-imprinting)

Services

  • Facility orientation
  • On-site technical support, training and assistance
  • Project consultation
  • Processing & process development
  • Cleanroom space lease
  • Workforce training/education
Hours of operation

Monday thru Friday

9 AM - 5 PM

For additional information or to schedule lab time, contact:

Smitha James

Scientific Resource Manager, CBLS

(716) 881-8940

 

Zongmin (Shirley) Bei, Ph.D.

Sr. Research Support Specialist, CBLS

(716) 881-8967

CBLS Affiliated Facilities

Center for computational research

Center for Computational Research

The Center for Computational Research is one of the leading academic supercomputing facilities in the United States maintaining a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in computing, visualization, and networking.

Proteomics and Bioanalysis Core

Proteomics and Bioanalysis Core

The Proteomics and Bioanalysis Core focuses on ultra-sensitive quantification of small-molecule analytes such as drugs, metabolites, and biomolecules; comprehensive protein expression profiling and differential proteome analysis; and ultra-sensitive quantification of proteins/peptides.

UB Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

UB Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

The UB Genomics and Bioinformatics Core offers high-throughput, next-generation sequencing using the Roche/454 Genome Sequencer and Illumina Genome Analyzer platforms. It also provides gene-expression analysis services, including 3’-expresion, miRNA, exon, and gene arrays on Affymetrix platforms.

Location

The 1,500-square-foot CBLS Cleanroom is located in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) on UB's Downtown Campus in Buffalo. Part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the CBLS is close to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo General Medical Center, UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center, and other leading institutions.