Posted: June 11, 2010

Free webinar on the use of atomic force microscopy to characterize biomaterials at the nanoscale

(Nanowerk News) As part of its ongoing series of live webinars on AFM technology and advancements, Veeco Instruments Inc. will be hosting a free online seminar on "Atomic Force Microscopy: Characterizing Biomaterials at the Nanoscale."
Andrea L. Slade, PhD, Life Science Applications Scientist, will broadcast this live webinar on June 16, 2010, at both 8:30am PST and 5:30pm PST. The one-hour presentation will describe Veeco's latest AFM technology for biomaterials research and development, and will focus on applications for material properties characterization, biocompatibility, and tissue engineering.
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All events that occur in determining the biocompatibility of a biomaterial are based on molecular-scale interactions. Understanding how the properties of a biomaterial can influence these interactions has important implications, such as ensuring the successful development of medical devices and tissue scaffolds. Atomic force microscopy is an ideal technique for these molecular-scale measurements, as it not only provides nanometer-resolution 3D topography images and quantitative measurements of surface roughness and nanomechanical properties, but it can obtain this data in situ and in real-time, under near-physiological conditions.
A 15-minute Q&A session will follow the presentation, where webinar attendees can ask the presenter follow-up questions.
Space is limited, so please register today (an internet and computer speakers, or a phone connection will be necessary). To sign up for this webinar, as well as other Veeco webinars on surface profilometry, go to
Webinar will be presented twice on June 16, 2010, at 8:30am PST and 5:30pm PST. Be sure to sign up if interested, even if you may not be able to attend the live session. After the live seminars have been completed, all registrants will be sent a link to a recorded webinar session.
Source: Veeco