Catalogue 2014 - 2015

BME 432 Lab on a Chip

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

CHEM 105 and EE 205, or permission of the instructor.

Course Description

This course studies the design, development, and application of Lab on a Chip systems in the biomedical and life sciences. Topics include fundamentals of miniaturization, microfluidics, sensors, fabrication, packaging, and system integration. Students will review current applications of miniaturized chemical/biological analysis systems and will investigate case studies through the preparation of a term paper and oral presentation. Students will also design a basic microfluidic system that will be implemented in a hands-on laboratory project.