Rice Biomaterials Lab Enters Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines

The Biomaterials Lab is reopening to external users and changing guidelines for existing users.

3D printer fabricating with a hydrogel material.

The Biomaterials Lab guidelines have changed in response to the Phase 3 reopening of Rice University.

  • All users are required to wear masks at all times within the lab in addition to the normal PPE requirements.
  • All users are required to disinfect work areas and shared surfaces before and after use.
  • Users must observe physical distancing. Maintain safe distances (>6 ft) between other users when operating instruments and working in the lab.
  • New training may still be delayed as we work to safely accommodate existing and new users.

External User Policies

  • External users will be allowed into the Biomaterials Lab again. They must follow the guidelines above, including masks, PPE, and physical distancing.
  • External users will be required to submit a negative PCR COVID test result from within the last week before they can use any instrument in the Biomaterials Lab. Results can be scanned and emailed to Meri Dix (meri.c.dix@rice.edu). FOM accounts will be reactivated accordingly. A single test will be valid for up to 1 week of instrument usage.
  • Fee for service is generally unavailable due to increased demand on Super Users and instruments; however, it can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Uday Jammalamadaka (umj1@rice.edu).

Thank you for your cooperation and support during these times.

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