Research in this area includes development of nanostructured biomaterials as well as tissue engineering. Researchers are developing all sorts of new biomaterials such as bioactive glasses and polymer-nanoparticle composites.
Electron microscopy is used extensively in this field to better understand the interface of biomaterials and tissue. This information is crucial for researchers to design improved biomaterials with enhanced functionality and specificity. The characterization of engineered tissues and biomaterials is vital for their work.
The LVEM5 benchtop electron microscope offers one of the best options in this area as the units provide highly contrasting images of the internal composition as well as the surface detail of biomaterials. The LVEM5 operates with four distinct imaging modes including SEM, Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and Electron Diffraction (ED). Imaging results are available in both transmission (ultrastructure) and scanning (surface detail) modes.
The high contrast of LVEM microscope images results is coupled with quick time-to-image. This means high resolution and high contrast as well as high throughput.
Whether it is for drug delivery, particle analysis, or tissue-biomaterial interface, the LVEM5 and more powerful LVME25 electron microscope are compact and cost-effective options for biomaterial study.