The coming of age of microfluidics: Enabling biochemistry on a chip

Feb 26, 2018
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location:
    K2020/2030, Fred Kaiser Building
    2332 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC

The semiconductor integrated circuits/system industry bridges the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Ho will discuss how applications in biology and biochemistry can benefit from advances in electronic “biochips.” Technology platforms for accomplishing “biochemistry on a chip” will be introduced, including droplet-based “digital” microfluidics and flow-based “continuous” microfluidics. Advances in operation scheduling, module placement, droplet routing optimization, sensor and feedback control, as well as two novel forms of microfluidics (paper-based systems and micro-electrode dot arrays), will also be presented.