BIO Center

The Biopharmaceutical Innovation and Optimization Center (BIO Center) develops life enhancing pharmaceutical and biomedical technologies through applied physical and chemical based research and successfully manages the commercialization of these technologies becoming a regional economic development engine.

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  • Chemistry
  • Physicochemical profiling
  • Dosage form development
  • Bioavailability and pharmacokinetics
  • In vivo screening analytical tools
  • Bioanalytic assays
  • Pharmacology assays
Michael Baltezor, Ph.D
116A McCollum Laboratories


Biochemistry & Protein Science

Bioinformatics & Modeling


Materials Characterization

Molecular Structures

Translational Biology

Ability to set up 24 NMR experiments at one time and eliminate periodic user intervention
Screen up to 100,000 compounds in two days for endpoint assays
Next-generation genome sequencing
Near-infrared and bioluminescence imaging instrumentation to track gene of interest and/or tumor growth
Expertise in the design and stability of various pharmaceutical dosage forms
More than 40 computational chemistry software programs and databases
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