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SELECTBIO Conferences Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Europe 2019

Noah Malmstadt's Biography

Noah Malmstadt, Professor, Mork Family Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Southern California

Noah Malmstadt is Professor at the University of Southern California. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Following postdoctoral work at UCLA, he joined the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC in 2007. Malmstadt is the recipient of a 2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His research focuses on microfluidic strategies to facilitate material fabrication and biophysical analysis. He has pioneered the integration of ionic liquids as solvents in droplet microreactors and the application of microfluidic systems to synthesizing biomimetic cell membranes. Microfluidic analytical techniques he has developed include methods for measuring the permeability of cell membranes to druglike molecules and techniques for measuring ionic currents through membrane proteins.

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Modular 3D Printed Microfluidic Systems: Design with Manufacturability in Mind

Friday, 21 June 2019 at 10:45

Add to Calendar ▼2019-06-21 10:45:002019-06-21 11:45:00Europe/LondonModular 3D Printed Microfluidic Systems: Design with Manufacturability in MindBiofabrication and Biomanufacturing Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Traditional approaches to microfluidic fabrication and modeling have relied on custom fabrication work flows that often focus on limited runs of one-off devices. This has led to a high cost that has limited the adaption of microfluidic systems for real-world applications. We have been developing an alternate approach to microfluidic fabrication that focuses on manufacturing modular components which are then assembled into microfluidic analytical systems. Each component can be manufactured in large production runs and the resulting manufacturing tolerances can be analyzed statistically. We have developed a stochastic model that uses these tolerances to facilitate a full design workflow that allows for us to specify the operational envelop of the completed system. This approach also allows for the direct incorporation of off-the-shelf electronic and mechanical components, providing functionality at low cost and using parts with well documented performance characteristics. While our current manufacturing workflow is based on stereolithographic 3D printing, this approach can easily be adapted to other low-cost manufacturing techniques, including injection molding, embossing, and machining.

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