The 30,000 square foot laboratory building housing the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine (I²NM²) at the University of Missouri-Columbia has recently been completed. The building houses several large synthetic and analytical chemistry laboratories, which include 24 chemical fume hoods, an isolated high-pressure chemical autoclave reaction laboratory, and a laboratory equipped with explosion proof fixtures. The Institute also houses a new Mass Spectrometry facility for Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory (MSSCL) and a nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory (NMR). Future expansion within the building will provide additional synthetic and biochemical laboratory space.
In addition to institute owned facilities and instrumentation, the center will have access to several university instrumentation core facilities. These include additional NMR instrumentation, including 600 MHz and 800 MHz NMR spectrometers, an x-ray diffraction facility, an electron microscopy facility with SEM, TEM and atomic force microscopy and mass spectroscopy center.
Mass Spectrometry (More Info)
The Institute's Mass Spectrometry for Synthetic Materials Laboratory (MSSML) houses one of the most extensively-equipped mass spectrometry laboratories in academia. Recently, we installed a new 7 Tesla Bruker APEX-Ultra FTICR mass spectrometer equipped for ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry and MALDI mass spectroscopy molecular imaging experiments.
The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is the most powerful university-based research reactor in the world. The Institute's BNCT program is being conducted with a dedicated neutron source at MURR.
Biomolecular Imaging Center
The VA Biomolecular Imaging Center (BIC) located at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital offers VA, and affiliated MU researchers, state of the art molecular and anatomic in vivo imaging capabilities.