601 West Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23284
The flagship facility of the VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine supports collaborative efforts between engineering, medicine, and life science disciplines. It features one of the largest configurable research spaces in the U.S. It offers sophisticated instrumentation including scanning electron microscopy. It is also the location of the Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility (NCC), a material characterization facility that provides high-tech equipment and analytical services to researchers from both VCU campuses and other universities across the East Coast.
737 N. 5th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
The newest facility of the VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine resides in Biotech Eight, located within the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. The IEM’s offices, conference rooms and collaborative research spaces join the Biotech Park’s life sciences community of nearly 60 companies, research institutes and state/federal laboratories. Biotech Eight also houses VCU’s pharmaceutical engineering labs with specialized instrumentation including nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chromatography mass spectrography and liquid chromatography mass spectrography. It features multiple faculty research labs, offices and work areas for graduate students as well as an artificial heart lab with a mock circulatory loop and flow visualization.