The Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) is one of ten core centers within Purdue University’s Discovery Park. The BNC provides infrastructure for 160 affiliated faculty members and their research groups from 36 academic units at Purdue. The 187,000 sq ft. facility includes a 25,000 sq. ft. ISO Class 3-4-5 (Class 1-10-100) nanofabrication cleanroom – the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory – that includes a 2,500 sq. ft. ISO Class 6 (Class 1000) pharmaceutical-grade biomolecular cleanroom. In addition, the facility provides 22,000 sq. ft. of specialized laboratories and offices for 45 resident faculty members, 30 post-docs, 30 staff, and approximately 200 graduate students. Companies may lease a flexible Nanotechnology Incubator lab. All equipment in the BNC is shared, and accessible to qualified and trained users from Purdue and other academic, industrial, and government laboratories outside Purdue.