Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

LABS AT NIBIB

Microfabrication and Microfluidics

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The Microfabrication and Microfluidics Unit of the BEPS Shared Resource specializes in the following:

  • Design, fabrication and implementation of microfluidic devices
  • Rapid turnaround of single or multi-layer templates down to ~1.5 µm lateral dimensions
  • Microfabricated devices made from silicon/glass, PDMS, thermoplastics, and agarose.
  • Structured surface modification, including microcontact printing
  • Developing in vitro platforms that model tissue environments for realistic studies of cellular interactions.  Methods include microfabrication, electrospinning, hydrogel fabrication and characterization, and finite element analysis 

Our goal is close collaboration and rapid, iterative design. Although our preferred mode of operation is to disseminate microfabrication technology by having researchers from other laboratories participate actively in device fabrication, we can make templates and devices if desired. 

We are located in Building 13 on the NIH campus.