The Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) is one of ten core centers within Purdue Universityâ€™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 â€“ the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory â€“ 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.