The Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) provides NC State researchers and University partners with world-class state-of-the-art measurement science facilities across four buildings throughout campus, encompassing three key molecular characterization technologies including mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance (NMR and EPR), and X-Ray Crystallography (small molecule and macromolecular).

In addition to ample operations, meeting, conference, and storage space, the main sample preparation laboratory is equipped with sample analysis and preparation instrumentation including a Bio-Rad ChemiDoc XRS Gel Imager, Bio-Rad Pharos FX Plus Fluorescent Imager with 3 wavelengths, Bio-Rad iMark Microplate Reader, Stereomicroscopes, Column Packing Stations , data analysis hardware and software, and a cutting edge LMD system with live-cell imaging capability, Leica LMD 7000, Leica CM 1950 Cryostat, laminar flow hoods, 1D Electrophoresis, Eppendorf benchtop Centrifuges, Vortexers, Thermo Fisher Sorvall ST 16R centrifuges, and Nanopure water purification systems.

METRIC is primarily located in Dabney Hall and Polk Hall, with satellite facilities in the Molecular Toxicology Building and Partners III on Centennial Campus.