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Delivering Bio-Mems & Microfluidic Education Around Accessible Technologies

Richardson, Andrew and Liu, Hongyuan and Koltsov, Denis and Rosing, Richard and Ryan, T. and Wooton, Robert (2008) Delivering Bio-Mems & Microfluidic Education Around Accessible Technologies. In: Proceedings of the 8th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education. EDA Publishing. ISBN 978-2-35500-007-2

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    Abstract

    Electronic Systems are now being deployed in al-most all aspects of daily life as opposed to being confined to consumer electronics, computing, communication and control applications as was the case in the 90’s. One of the more significant growth areas is medical instrumentation, health care, bio-chemical analysis and environmental monitoring. Most of these applications will in the future require the integration of fluidics and biology within complex electronic systems. We are now seeing technologies emerging together with access services such as the FP6 “INTEGRAMplus” and “MicroBuilder” programs that offer competitive solutions for companies wishing to de-sign and prototype microfluidic systems. For successful deployment of these systems, a new breed of electronic engineers are needed that understand how to deliver bio-chemistry and living cells to transducers and integrate the required technologies reliably into robust systems. This paper will report on initial training initiatives now active under the INTEGRAMplus program.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: microfluidics. biofluidics ; MEMS Integration
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 52335
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 20 Jan 2012 14:23
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:50
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52335

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