Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Lab-on-a-chip in Biomedical Applications

Welcome to the course Lab-On-A-Chip in biomedical applications - 2021.

We start on Monday March 22. Due to the Covid-situation the course is currently planned to be given all on-line via Canvas. The lectures will be pre-recorded and on the scheduled lecture time we will instead, as far as possible, try to arrange with the guest lecturers to be available on-line for you to ask questions regarding their lectures. 

The course will have a focus on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology in biomedical applications. We will mix lectures on clinical applications and describe state-of-the-art developments in the corresponding microfluidic settings. The lecture series will highlight how microfluidics and bioanalysis can be combined to create completely new opportunities for medical diagnostics and therapy.

Guest lectures from the medical clinics will describe the standard methods for disease biomarker monitoring and outline the currently used miniaturised bioanalytical techniques in the health care system. This is matched with descriptions of fundamental technologies for handling fluids in micro scale and scaling effects as we present and discuss miniaturized bioanalytical concepts and lab-on-a-chip systems.

Some of the topics in the course are: blood cell analysis, microarray technology, droplet microfluidics, acoustofluidics, point-of-care diagnostics, cell separation, immunoaffinity based analysis, organs-on-a-chip and much more.

The course gives a hands-on experience of some of these techniques in the two lab exercises that are planned to be given in a Covid-risk approved format.