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Albert Folch
Seattle Campus


Introduction to BioMEMS. State-of-the-art techniques in patterning biomolecules, machining three-dimensional microstructures and building microfluidic devices. Various biomedical problems that can be addressed with microfabrication technology and the engineering challenges associated with it. Biweekly labs. Prerequisite: BIOEN 316. Offered: W.

Class description

* Focuses on the essentials of microfabrication * Presents in-depth coverage of the techniques of cell/protein micropatterning * Gives a thorough presentation of microfluidics, including theory, designs, and historical perspective * Explains how BioMEMS technology can increase the biochemical and biophysical complexity of cell culture microenvironments * Discusses how BioMEMS devices can improve fluid handling and increase experimentation throughput * Provides a good overall vision of how implantable microdevices have evolved, covering the origin of the field and the newest devices

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Albert Folch
Date: 01/01/2013