The Department of Bioengineering will have their sixth seminar of the semester on Thursday, November 17, presented by Dr. Mohtashim Shamsi of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in Research Hall, 163, from 12:00-1:00p.m. on the topic of "Bioanalytical Microfluidics: A Transition from Photolithography to Desktop Printing." Flyer is attached & abstract is below.
"Bioanalytical science is essential to address current healthcare challenges by developing new methods to detect disease biomarkers. Microfluidics is a manifestation of Lab-on-a-Chip concept that can handle biological samples at ultra-low volume level in a cost-effective manner. Until now, there has been a very limited success in the field of Bioanalytical Microfluidics because of expensive photolithographic procedures involved in fabrication of microfluidic platforms. However, there is a hope that current printing technologies (inkjet printing, wax printing, screen printing etc.) can take over and perform most or whole fabrication on your desktop.
I will present my transition from photolithography to desktop printing to prepare miniaturized platforms for bioanalytical applications, such as detection of miRNA, hormones, drugs, neurotransmitter as well as growing stem cells for fate decision study."
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