Life Science Microfluidics

Infrastructure

    Infrastructure Details

    Acronym

    LSM

    Description

    The resource supports development of microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip systems. By enabling access to expertise in microfluidic system design and microfabrication facilities, this platform supports researchers with custom development and characterization of microfluidic devices. Our engineers are highly experienced in microfluidics and neuro-microtechnology as well as micromilling and 3D printing of microfluidic system components and are there to support your microfluidic system development.

    Equipment and resources

    The following equipment is available for device manufacturing:

    -Clean room facility for basic silicon and glass microfabrication as well as metal film deposition and patterning.
    -SU-8 photolithography.
    -High resolution direct laser exposure. Glass silicon anodic bonding.
    -PDMS microfabrication.
    -Precision CNC micromilling.
    -Polymer 3D-printing (Fused Filament Fabrication as well as stereolithography (SLA) printing).

    Services provided

    LSM provide engineering support in research specific development of microfluidic solutions. Support includes device design and manufacturing as well as advice in device assembly and interconnecting to commercial system components (pumps, valves, flow control etc.) for full system functionality.

    Management of the infrastructure

    Lars Wallman (lars.wallman@bme.lth.se) is the manager of LSM.
    Researchers get access to LSM by submitting a brief project description to Lars Wallman and the project can be initiated after approval from the LSM assessment panel.
    LSM charge for manpower (i.e. engineers with expertise in microfluidic system development and manufacturing) and lab access on an hourly basis as well as consumables.

    UKÄ subject classification

    • Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology

    Type of infrastructure

    • Services

    Keywords

    • microfluidics
    • Lab-on-a-chip
    • perfusion culture
    • microfabrication