Facilities & Resources

State-of-the-art facilities and resources

The Biomedical Design Studio has a full scope of resources available for students to use to design, build, and test their projects. Some resources are available for general use, while others require special training and supervision. While safety is the top priority in the operation of the design studio, we believe it is important for students to have the opportunity learn to work with a wide variety of equipment.

BME Design Studio Facilities

Studio West — Main Studio Rm 217   View schedule.

Main Studio

Where the design process begins . . .

  • 9 butcher block work tables with seating for 45 students
  • Expansive whiteboard spaces for creative teamwork
  • Large screen projectors¬†for presentations
  • 9 equipment carts with laptop computers, Biopac Data Acquisition Systems, oscilloscopes, function generators and power sources
  • Hand tools for metal and wood including cordless drills, wrenches, files, hammers, clamps and screwdrivers
  • Prototyping tools, materials and supplies including rulers, tape measures, hot-glue guns and modeling clay
  • Small electronics components including resistors, capacitors and wiring
  • Soldering Irons for basic and surface mount irons
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Sewing machine
  • Storage space for projects
  • Large-screen computer work stations CAD/CAM and Labview software
  • Makerbot Replicator 2x (ABS plastic)
  • 3D Scanner
  • Injection Molding
  • Laser printer and poster printer
  • Soldering station for basic and surface mount
  • De-soldering machine
  • Rework station — hot-air gun
  • Small electronics components including resistors, capacitors and wiring

Studio East — Wet Lab Rm 218   View schedule.

Wet Lab

Getting data from living samples . . .

  • Workspace for 6 people
  • Chemical storage and chemical proof sink
  • Fume Hood
  • Refrigerator & -20° freezer
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Assorted labware and glassware
  • Dissection tools
  • Objet 30 Prime Printer
  • Epilog Mini 18 Laser cutter
  • Shopbot Desktop CNC
  • Vacuum chamber

Team Room 217B   View schedule.

Team Room

Connecting across the globe . . .

  • Seats six, with whiteboard and conference table
  • Second conference room planned for summer 2015 with teleconferencing capability

Contact the design studio director for access to scheduling team room.

Machine Shop — Rm 214

Machine Shop

Building with precision . . .

  • Metal lathe
  • Milling machine
  • Band saw
  • Drill press
  • Grinder and Sander
  • Vice
  • Hand tools for metal and wood

(Note that additional machine shop facilities are available at the WSE Manufacturing Center located in the Wyman park building.)

Systems Bioengineering Lab (SBE Lab) — Rm 216   View schedule.

Cell and Tissue Lab (CT Lab) — Rm 114

Cell and Tissue Lab

Performing medically relevant tests . . .

  • 4 Biosafety Hoods
  • Fume hood
  • 2 centrifuges
  • Biotek plate reader (absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence)
  • EVOS fluorescence microscope (red, green, UV and transmitted light channels)
  • Inverted brightfield microscope
  • Refrigerator and -20° freezer
  • Pipetter and pipet aids
  • Basic consumable cell culture materials

Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation
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Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation

Our sister facility at Johns Hopkins Hospital . . .

  • 46 butcher block work tables with seating for 24
  • 24/7 always-on portal to the BME Design Studio
  • Mobile Monitors for presentations and group work
  • Mobile whiteboards
  • Connex3 - color and multimaterial 3d printer
  • Hand tools
  • Instrumentation equipment


Design Studio Rules

  1. Closed-toed shoes must in all facilities
  2. No food or drink in labs (Studio East, SBE Lab or CT Lab)
  3. Food and drink permitted in Studio West at tables where no studio equipment is being used
  4. Access is for authorized users only
  5. Leave the space as you found it (tables, chairs and materials should be returned to original locations)

The Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering program affords student access to a full scope of resources This includes: prototyping workspaces, conference rooms, 3-D printing, wet lab equipment and the machine shop.