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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics 2019: Companies, Emerging Technologies & Commercialization Track "B"

Tingrui Pan's Biography

Tingrui Pan, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Prof. Tingrui Pan is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. Leading the Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Group, his research interests span a wide range of topics in bioengineering, including flexible sensing/wearable technologies, microfluidics/lab-on-a-chip, biomanufacturing/nanofabrication, mobile and personalized medicine. Prof. Pan has been known for inventing a new category of force/pressure sensors, known as Flexible IonTronic Sensors (FITS), with the highest reported pressure-to-capacitance sensitivity and the largest signal-to-noise ratio, utilizing an elastic electronic double layer interface, both highly essential to dynamic wearable environments. The medical applications have been extended to non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, body gesture and motion tracking, as well as pressure feedbacks on medical instruments. Prof. Pan has authored over 100 refereed publications, received more than $20 million federal and private research funding, and held more than 20 US patents/patent applications. His translational activities leads to formation of five high-tech startup companies and more than 10 of his co-inventions have been successfully licensed. Prof. Pan is the founding Director of UC Davis Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program, a university flagship outreach program, which recruits and trains elite undergraduate students from all over the world in cutting-edge technology fields at UC Davis. He is an elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

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Cap-to-Dispense (µCD): A Universal Microfluidic-Robotic Interface For Automated Pipette-Free High-Precision Liquid Handling

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 11:30

Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-09 11:30:002019-10-09 12:30:00Europe/LondonCap-to-Dispense (µCD): A Universal Microfluidic-Robotic Interface For Automated Pipette-Free High-Precision Liquid

Microfluidic devices have been increasingly used for low-volume liquid handling operations.  However, laboratory automation of such delicate devices has lagged behind due to the lack of world-to-chip (macro-to-micro) interfaces.  In this paper, we have presented the first pipette-free robotic-microfluidic interface using a microfluidic-embedded container cap, referred to as a Microfluidic Cap-to-Dispense (µCD), to achieve a seamless integration of liquid handling and robotic automation without any traditional pipetting steps.  The µCD liquid handling platform offers a generic and modular way to connect the robotic device to standard liquid containers.  It utilizes the high accuracy and high flexibility of the robotic system to recognize, capture and position; and then using microfluidic adaptive printing it can achieve high-precision on-demand volume distribution.  With its modular connectivity, nanoliter processability, high adaptability, and multitask capacity, µCD shows great potential as a generic robotic-microfluidic interface for complete pipette-free liquid handling automation.

Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-09 00:00:002019-10-09 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics 2019: Companies, Emerging Technologies and Commercialization Track "B"