3D Printed Microfluidic Systems

Micro-Mechanical Methods for Biology Laboratory Program (M3B)

Program Directors:  Eric Sweet and Casey Glick

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The M3B Program, a division of the Liwei Lin Lab, performs various cutting-edge microfluidics research at the confluence of mechanical and biological engineering for biomedical applications. Our research primarily entails the exploration of 3D printing as an alternative (and advantageous) manufacturing method for microfluidic technology.

3D printing allows for the fabrication of novel mechanical designs and functions of microfluidic devices in the third dimension. The affordability, speed, simplicity and evermore widespread accessibility to 3D printing technology lend 21st century scientific research freedom to explore and prototype almost any design concept imaginable.