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The MCAC is currently under modified operations due to COVID-19. All samples are drop-off only and no entrance is permitted. Please contact us to discuss sample submission and give as much advance notice as possible. Staffing is reduced to ensure safety, so turnaround times may be affected. Sample processing order is prioritized based on established criteria. We appreciate your patience. Please visit our COVID-19 Response page for more details.


The Molecular Characterization and Analysis Complex (MCAC) at UMBC under the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to developing cutting edge analytical techniques in order to solve modern problems while providing a stimulating learning environment and exposure to research for both undergraduate and graduate students. Open to universities and all other facilities in need of analytical techniques, the lab strives to be an environment of peer mentoring, professional team building, and a place to develop critical thinking skills by fusing academic research with both teaching and industry.

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