The Polacheck laboratory is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who build microfluidic models of human tissues. We use these human microtissue models to study how cells interact with their environment and how these interactions are disrupted in diseases … Read more
Category: Biomedical Microdevices
The Biomedical Microdevices discipline seeks to leverage phenomena at the micro- and nanoscale to solve problems in medicine and biology. This area includes lab-on-a-chip and other micro-scale technologies often made using microfabrication techniques such as micromachining, photolithography, replica molding, embossing, and laser ablation. Miniaturization of bioanalytical techniques enables a reduction of equipment size, fast analysis and short reaction times, parallel operations for multiple analyses, and the possibility of portable analytical devices and sensors.