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

Chwee Teck Lim's Biography



Chwee Teck Lim, NUS Society Chair Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Professor Lim is NUS Society Chair Professor, Acting Director, Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include the mechanobiology of human diseases and the development of microfluidic technologies for disease detection, diagnosis and therapy. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers (including 43 invited/review articles) and delivered more than 290 invited talks. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering as well as an elected member of the World Council of Biomechanics. He currently sits on the editorial boards of 13 international journals. Prof Lim co-founded four startups which are commercializing technologies developed in his lab. He and his team have garnered more than 50 research awards and honors including the Asian Scientist 100 (2016), University’s Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Innovator Awards (2014), the Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award (Gold) and the Asian Entrepreneurship Award (First Prize) (2012), President's Technology Award (2011) and the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award (2010).

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Wearable Microfluidic and Microtubular Sensors For Biomedical Applications

Monday, 1 October 2018 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2018-10-01 14:00:002018-10-01 15:00:00Europe/LondonWearable Microfluidic and Microtubular Sensors For Biomedical ApplicationsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

The future of healthcare wearables lies in continual sensing in an unobtrusive manner. Tactile sensing is especially important to capture mechanotransduced signals arising from the body, or as a result of interactions with the external environment. However, conventional sensors are rigid, stiff and obstrusive. Therefore, one of the key objectives is to confer flexibility and stretchability to our sensing elements, while maintaining its sensitivity and robustness. Here, we develop a novel liquid-based microfluidic and microtubular sensors that possess high flexibility, durability, and sensitivity. The sensors comprise a soft elastomer-based microfluidic template encapsulating a conductive liquid which serves as the active sensing element of the device. This sensor is capable of distinguishing and quantifying the various user-applied mechanical forces it is subjected to. We demonstrated biomedical applications of our sensors in rehabilitation monitoring, artificial sensing and disease tracking such as that for diabetic patients. Overall, our work highlights the potential of the liquid-based microfluidic sensing platform in a wide range of biomedical applications and further facilitates the exploration and realization of functional liquid-state device technology.


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