|3D Live Cell Printing
This project develops innovative approaches to direct patterning of live
cells for spheroid formation, tissue engineering, organ repair and reconstruction.
|E-finger: a tactile diagnostic device with microscale resolution
The £1 million e-Finger project, funded by EPSRC, will design and test a range of probes, which
will be able to measure the hardness the prostate tissue, which has been linked to potential
cancer development. It is expected that the use of the micro-mechanical probes will provide a
minimally invasive measure of tissue quality to refine and build on information currently gained
from ultrasound and other tests.
|Automated Microfluidic Platform for Synthetic Biology
This project develops an automated microfluidic platform for synthetic
biology applications including automated genome segment assembly (GSA).
|Microcantilever Biosensors for Rapid Disease Diagnostics
This project develops a label-free microcantilever biosensor arrays for
probing disease biomarkers, DNA, apatamers, cell-drug interaction and cell-nanoparticle
|Microgripper for Biological Manipulation
Recent developments in the functionality of micro-electromechanical systems
(MEMS), particularly for medical and biological applications, have led to an increasing demand
for micromanipulation devices. This project involves the design, fabrication, and testing of a
family of pneumatically driven microgrippers which can be scaled to handle millimetre to
nanometre compliant and non-compliant objects, with the potential to control gripping forces.