Trans-NIH Shared Resource on Biomedical Engineering and Physical Science (BEPS)



The Biomedical Engineering and Physical Science (BEPS) shared resource supports NIH’s intramural basic and clinical scientists on applications of engineering, physics, imaging, measurement and analysis.  BEPS is centrally located on the main NIH campus, and provides expertise that spans technologies ranging in scale from near-atomic resolution to intact organisms.

Biomedical engineering and physical science group photo

Photo: C. Chang for NIBIB


Please click on the links below to learn more about BEPS’s five Units:

BEPS Units

The EM Unit provides instrumentation and services for immuno-electron microscopy, electron tomography, and specimen preparation training.

The MAI unit specializes in MALDI-TOF and MALDI-TOF imaging, ICP-OES, multianalyte ELISA assays, and high-throughput ELISA assays, including SARS-COV2 seropositivity.

The MM unit designs microfluidic devices and microfabrication in silicon/glass, PDMS, thermoplastics, and agarose, and structured surface modification.

QMMI applies a wide array of state-of-the-art biophysical instrumentation toward the characterization of individual macromolecules and their interactions.

The SPM unit specializes in complex microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, mathematical models, and image analysis of cells, tissues, and molecular complexes.