Multiscale Metrology Suite for Next-generation Health Nanotechnologies

Our Mission

The Multiscale Metrology Suite (MMS) is a facility funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Nanotechnology for health research is a rapidly growing sector, with the recent global rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and their increased implementation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The goal of MMS is to provide access to critical analytical infrastructure and expertise for academics and the industry sector to accelerate the clinical and commercial translation of their nanotechnology innovations for healthcare applications and remain competitive in the global race for delivering new innovations in health.  

This facility is home to the latest in leading field-flow fractionation technologies for the high resolution separation of materials using asymmetric, centrifugal and electric modalities for in-line or offline analysis. The MMS hosts a combination of inline and offline detectors for the physical and chemical characterization of small molecules, nanomaterials, protein and peptide samples. This combination enables the comprehensive physical and chemical analysis of the same sample using multiple analytical modalities pushing existing analytical limitations. 

Data generated from these measurements will enable researchers to improve their understanding of key properties driving the performance of new nanotechnology- based medicines. It will also provide an environment in which nanotechnology researchers from academia and industry sectors can access the facility, testing new prototypes and developing new workflows. 

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