About Us

BME Instructional Lab

Our state-of-the-art USF Medical Engineering teaching laboratory facility is located on the 7th floor of Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA 7032).

The layout of this BME instructional lab includes two bays; a dry lab and a BSL-2 wet lab for teaching basic methods in cellular and molecular biology and engineering. The dry lab supports bioinstrumentation, physiological measurements and data acquisition systems for several core courses.

While the wet lab is used to introduce students to fundamental tissue culture and regenerative medicine laboratory techniques. This lab is equipped with relevant biological equipment such as Class II Biosafety Cabinets, inverted microscope, Sterile-Cycle CO2 incubators, a cryotank, refrigerator and freezers (-20 C & -80 C).

students in lab

In the dry lab, there are 32 computer workstations with a projector that enables extension and interaction with all the student computer stations. This Lab is equipped with engineering software, a complete instrumentation hardware setup (see list below) for each station, and a workspace for capstone design projects.

Lab Information

Location: ISA 7032/ 7033B

Hours: Open access during instructional time, other times card access is required.

Contact: Department Office ISA 7031

Courses Supported

  • BME 4056C
  • BME 4057C
  • BME 4882
  • BME 4883

Available Software

  • MS Office 2016
  • LTSpice
  • COMSOL Multiphysics
  • iWorx LabScribe
  • Solidworks
  • Spiker Recorder
  • AutoCAD
  • GrabCAD

Available Hardware

  • Keysight EDUX1002G Oscilloscope
  • Keysight MSOX2024A Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
  • Keysight DSOX2WAVEGEN Function Generator
  • Keysight 34460A Digital Multimeter
  • Keysight U1231A Handheld Digital Multimeter
  • Keysight E3646A DC Power Supply
  • NanoRFE NanoVNA V2 Plus 4 Vector Network Analyzer
  • iWorx Bioinstrumentation Physiology Kits
    • IX-220 Recorder, iWire-B3G, EM-220 Event Marker
    • NIBP (BP-220), HSM-220 Heart Sounds, A_FH-300L Spirometer
    • FT-220 Grip Force, PT-104 Pulse Plethysmograph
    • TM-220 Temperature sensor, SMT-220 Striated  Muscle Transducer
    • 100 AG/AgCl Electrodes
    • Solderless A-Breadboard, C-BNC-BB and C-DIN-BB cables
  • iWorx C-ISO-GSR Galvanic Skin Response Finger Electrodes
  • iWorx RM-204 Respiration Monitor (piezo crystal) with DIN Connector
  • Aluminum Optical Breadboards
  • Modular USB Spectrophotometer
    • Ocean Optics EDU-STS-VIS/NIR spectrometer
    • Light Source with cuvette holder
    • Fiber optic cables
  • Neuron SpikerBox Bioamplifiers, Electrodes and Simulation cables
  • Circuit Supplies
    • Breadboards, wire kits
    • Assorted circuit elements i.e. resistors, capacitors
  • Fein Optic IRB-20 Inverted Microscope
    • Objectives 4X, 10X, 20X
    • Moticam Digital Wifi Camera