Explore the resources below to learn more about the organizations that help support ongoing work in the Bio- and Nano-Technology Center (BNTC) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Institute for Physical Science & Technology
The mission of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) is to pursue interdisciplinary research and education at the University of Maryland. The Institute provides support for theoretical and experimental research in areas at the intersection of traditional disciplines. Current research programs are in the areas of applied mathematics, biophysics, chaotic dynamics, chemical physics, optical physics, space physics, scientific computation, and statistical physics.

Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Located at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) is a joint institute of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The mission of IREAP is to advance modern science through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary between physical science and engineering.

Light Scattering Center
The goal of the Light Scattering Center is to promote research, education, and commerce in new fields of physical and engineering sciences. The activities of the center aim to help researchers and educators from within the University and from within the local region, by providing them with instrumentation facilities and scholarly expertise in static and dynamic light scattering technique. For more information about the Light Scattering Center, please download this information sheet.

National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is a public-private partnership dedicated to advancing biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation and workforce development. NIIMBL is one of 14 institutes in the Manufacturing USA network. Each institute focuses on a different technology, but share one common goal — to drive U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing.

University of Maryland BioPark
The 12-acre BioPark on the west side of campus will boast 1.8 million square feet of lab and office space in 12 buildings plus garage parking and landscaped parks at final build-out. BioPark building designs maximize flexibility to accommodate a range of occupancies from small-scale, pre-built lab and office space in the BioInnovation Center to full floor users. Infrastructure meets the requirements of the most demanding science environments while permitting optimum internal planning flexibility with minimum intrusions.

University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation
The Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI) is funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The center focuses on modernizing and improving the ways drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated. This center is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Researchers from both campuses work with FDA staff to support the development of new tools, standards and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of FDA-regulated products.