At Texas A&M, Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has implemented significant innovations in her classes. She has designed organic thin films and nanostructures to enable the development of novel organic energy systems and smart-coatings. Areas of her research include learning how polymer thin films behave in confinement; fabrication of polymer nanowires and nanotubues; polyelectrolytes and layer-by-layer assembly; designing lithium-ion battery electrode and electrolyte materials; and understanding electrochemical processes within these materials. Jodie recently acquired a professionally refurbished Zeiss HMS/DS50 Slide Stainer from Rankin Biomedical Corporation to assist her efforts.
Rankin Biomedical Corporation will be enhancing operations at Mosaic Laboratories of California with several high-quality instruments. Mosaic Laboratories is a leading provider of pre-clinical and clinical trial services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and currently works with over 50 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including clients in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mosaic offers laboratory services that include IHC, FISH, CTC isolation and characterization, chemosensitivity testing, tissue procurement, flow cytometry, ELISA, mutation testing, cell expansion, and colony forming assays. Mosaic Laboratories was the first laboratory to develop methods for accurate multiplex chromogenic immunohistochemistry using multispectral imaging, and has developed software algorithms to support the multiplex data analysis.