MEMS 2017 Conference Best Paper Award winners!


The Lin Lab and M3B Program are proud to announce that the project entitled “3D Printed, Three-Flow Microfluidic Concentration Gradient Generator for E.Coli-Antibiotic Drug Screening” won the Best Student Paper Award at The 30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2017) in Las Vegas, NV (January 22-26, 2017)!

Project members: Eric Sweet, Ilbey Karakurt, Josh Chen and Alison Long were proud to represent M3B, the Liwei Lin Lab, BSAC and UC Berkeley at the conference! We would like to thank Professor Lin for all of his help and guidance on this project and conference submission.  Stay tuned for a follow-up journal article on an extension of this project that is in the works!

Abstract for the winning conference paper:

“Here, we demonstrate a fully-3D printed multi-input microfluidic concentration gradient generator, applied as an enhanced antibiotic screening tool to easily and rapidly determine individual antibiotic minimum inhibitory concentration values as well as to study the interactions of three antibiotics simultaneously in a gradient of ”drug cocktails” on ampicillin-resistant K-12 E.Coli Bacteria.”