BioMEMS

BioMEMS is the use of MEMS approaches, fabrication techniques, and micromechanical systems for biomedical applications. This field also includes lab-on-a-chip (LoC) and micro total analysis systems (┬ÁTAS).

Related current research projects at RIT:

  • Microfluidics devices to create aligned extracellular matrix proteins to study cell migration in cancer models
  • Electrokinetic microfluidic bioseparation devices to separate and isolate different types of bacteria
  • Ultrathin membranes to capture and release extracellular vesicles from complex biofluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
  • Tissue-on-a-chip devices utilizing an ultrathin membrane, fluidics and inline sensors to create mimics of the blood-brain barrier using induced pluripotent stems cells (iPSCs)
Electrokinetic separation of mixture bacterial cells in minutes (Blanca Lapizco)

Electrokinetic separation of mixture bacterial cells in minutes (Blanca Lapizco)

Cells orient themselves along aligned collagen fiber landscapes created using microfluidic approaches (Vinay Abhyankar)

Cells orient themselves along aligned collagen fiber landscapes created using microfluidic approaches (Vinay Abhyankar)

Ultrathin nano- and micro-porous membranes to control cell-cell communication and transmigration in tissue-on-a-chip devices (Tom Gaborski)

Ultrathin nano- and micro-porous membranes to control cell-cell communication and transmigration in tissue-on-a-chip devices (Tom Gaborski)