The events that occur in determining the biocompatibility of a biomaterial are all based on molecular-scale interactions. Understanding how the properties of a biomaterial can influence these interactions at the nanoscale has important implications to ensuring successful development of medical devices and tissue scaffolds.
Bruker's atomic force microscopes (AFMs) enable characterization of biomaterial surfaces in situ and in real-time, under near-physiological conditions. With nanometer-resolution 3D topography images, highly quantitative measurements of roughness and nanomechanical properties, as well as the ability to conduct live cell studies, Bruker offers a comprehensive solution for biomaterial research and development.
EDS is well suited to gain information on light elements such as B, C, N, O and heavy elements such as Os (used for staining) and Au, Ag (used for immuno labelling) in one single experiment. Bruker provides analytical instruments like QUANTAX EDS to study such chemical compositions using SEM, TEM and STEM.