MRSEC investigators have developed a number of biologically inspired experimental model systems, ranging from microtubule based active matter to colloidal membranes. BMF supports MRSEC investigations of active and soft matter through large-scale production of the cells, proteins, and viruses. We are now extending this service to the broader community, including extramural labs. BMF wants to help you get started studying biological material in your own lab by supplying samples and/or training you to make your own. Outside investigators are welcome to visit. For more information about the availability of these or other biological materials you need for your materials science research, please contact Dr. Marc Ridilla.