Microbead Manufacture (image) Virginia Institute of Marine Science Caption Researcher Kory Angstadt uses a stir plate to prepare microbeads in the laboratory at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Credit David Malmquist/VIMS Usage Restrictions One-time use only. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.