Main equipment of MMB

Department of Microstructure and Mechanics of Biomaterials

Main equipment of MMB

contact: prof. dr hab. Artur Zdunek


Microscopes and adds-on

  • Confocal Scanning Laser Microscope FluoView300 Olympus (lasers 488 nm and 543 nm)
  • Atomic Force Microscope, Bioscope Catalyst II
  • Atomic Force Microscope, Multimode 8
  • PeakForce QNM (quantitative mapping of mechanical properties for AFM)
  • Raman Microscope, DXR laser 532 nm
  • Microtome RM 2155
  • Vibratome VT 1000S


  • FTIR (transmission mode, single bounce diamond ATR, multiple bounce ZnSe ATR for liquid and solid samples)
  • FT Raman, laser 1064 nm
  • Spectrophotometers (Carry 5000, Carry 60, Thermo Scientific Genesys 10 s)

Extraction and analysis

  • HPLC system with detectors ESI MS, ELSD, RI, PDA
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • SKALAR San ++ Continues Flow Analyser (pectin, calcium, nitrogen)
  • Raw Fibre Analyzer
  • Automatic Polarimeter AP-300
  • Accelerated Solvent Extractor ASE 150

Material testing

  • Rheometr R/S Plus (Brookfield AMETEK)
  • Dynamic (oscillatory) Shear Rheometer (Discovery Hybrid Rheometer WATERS)
  • Lloyd LRX (50N, 250 N, 2500 N) with accessories for all kind of mechanical testing
  • Microtensile Stage MICROTEST Deben (20N, 200N)
  • Acoustic Emission System (for cracks and sound detection of deformed samples)
  • Contact Acoustic Emission Detector (CAED) (for crispness evaluation of fruit and vegetables-self-made equipment)
  • Acoustic Firmness Tester (Aweta)
  • Biospeckle (self-made equipment)
  • Zetasizer Nano ZS
  • Dynamic Gravimetric Water Sorption Analyser (DVS Intrinsic)
  • Titrator
  • Goniometer
  • Equipment for sensory evaluation of food products


  • Aphelion Dev. 4.0
  • ANSYS 11 Academic software
  • PQSMol package (Parallel Quantum Solutions)
  • The Unscrambler X
  • ZWCAD (3D Master Advanced Solutions, Poland)
  • The Origin Pro 8.5
  • Cytospec
  • SPIP 6.0.14
  • Matlab R2011a
  • Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE