The CNSI Technology Centers provide unrestricted access to fully integrated R&D infrastructure, professional support and collaborative research opportunities in the fabrication, characterization and screening of nanomaterials, systems, and devices. Directed by a group of leading scientists, the Centers develop technologies that promote discovery through direct grant support, user proposals and industrial partnerships. Access to these facilities is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for students, postdocs, staff, faculty and industrial scientists, and is managed through the CNSI Laboratory Management System (CLMS).
The Technology Centers also offer educational opportunities for the general public as well as non-expert academic and industrial communities in the form of tutorials, symposia and hands-on workshops.
Technology Center News and Events
June 13, 2019 | Scientists reveal DNA packaging mechanism of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores
A new technique developed by researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has allowed them to become the first scientists to clearly see the intricate machinery responsible for compressing DNA into the small interior shell, or capsid, of herpes...read more
March 4, 2019 | UCLA-led study could point to ways to better control inflammation in autoimmune diseases
Hypothermia Devices Inc., a Brentwood-based medical device company that develops patient cooling-and-heating machines for emergency vehicles and hospitals, has raised nearly $11 million in investor funding, according to a Nov. 6 securities filing. March 4, 2019 |...read more
February 25, 2019 | Lab-grown mini tumors could help identify personalized treatments for people with rare cancers
UCLA scientists have developed a new method to quickly screen hundreds of drugs in order to identify treatments that can target specific tumors. February 25, 2019 | Lab-grown mini tumors could help identify personalized treatments for people with rare cancers New...read more
UCLA researchers have developed a rapid and automated biosensing method based on holography coupled with deep learning. January 9, 2019 | Artificial intelligence detects the presence of viruses UCLA Engineering Institute for Technology Advancement | January 9, 2019...read more
Scientists studying the mysteries of life sometimes rely upon fluorescence microscopy to get a close look at living cells. The technique involves dyeing parts of cells so that they glow under special lighting, revealing cellular structures that measure smaller than...read more
October 22, 2018 | Direct electron detection and x-ray analysis bring new possibilities for materials characterization in the EICN
Housed in the CNSI Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines (EICN), the FEI Titan 80-300 scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), is an advanced electron microscope capable of atomic-level imaging and analysis on a wide range of materials and nanostructures....read more
September 3, 2018 | 8,000 new antibiotic combinations are surprisingly effective, UCLA biologists report
Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns. The prevailing theory is that that the incremental benefits of combining three or more drugs would be too small to matter, or that the...read more
August 27, 2018 | UCLA-led study reveals the mechanism that helps malaria parasites take over human red blood cells
Researchers from UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the previously unknown mechanism of how proteins from Plasmodium parasites — which cause malaria — are exported into human red blood cells, a process that is vital for parasites to survive in...read more
We are pleased to announce the addition of a dual light-sheet/confocal microscope (Leica TCS SP8 DLS) in the Advanced Light Microscopy/ Spectroscopy (ALMS) Technology Center and Leica Center of Excellence at CNSI. Aug 3, 2018 | Addition of light-sheet microscopy...read more
May 11, 2018 | UCLA and Leica establish center of excellence in microscopy at California NanoSystems Institute
CLA, in collaboration with Leica Microsystems, Inc., has established the Leica Center of Excellence at UCLA. Housed in the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, the unit will provide a framework to fast-track the commercial development of new optical microscopy...read more
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