Work in this field is sometimes referred to as BioMEMS. The Center is directed by Bruce Gale, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Typically about 15-20 graduate and undergraduate students are employed in the Center.
Fabrication Capabilities . . .
The Center uses both traditional and nontraditional micro-
and nano- scale manufacturing techniques to create the
unique devices invented at the center. The Center has
significant expertise in inexpensive methods for
microfabrication and microfluidics.
Collaboration with Center . . .
The Center is focused on collaborating with researchers with any interest or need related to microfluidics. The Center regularly helps researchers develop custom microfluidic solutions to their chemistry and biological problems.
Gale directs research at Carterra, Inc.
creating the way to 3D print human cells
State of Utah Center of
Excellence for Biomedical Microfluidics
Welcome to the Home Page for the State of Utah Center of Excellence for Biomedical Microfluidics at the University of Utah. The Center is dedicated to the discovery, understanding, development and commercialization of microscale and MEMS devices for application to biological, biomedical, and medical problems.
Our Mission . . .
To discover, understand, develop and commercialize microfluidic components and systems directed towards improving human health while generating knowledge, educating students, and creating economic development opportunities. We regularly partner with leading industrial, academic, and government institutions in developing microfluidic solutions to challenging biomedical problems.