BioMEMS Coming To An Electronical Device Near You?
December 6, 2012 in Technology
“Control of materials at the micron and nanometer scale has the potential to revolutionize the study of biological systems and the treatment of disease. Berkeley researchers were among the original developers of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and the faculty of the Bioengineering Graduate Group remain at the forefront of MEMS research and development applied to biology (BioMEMS). Examples include new polymer-based drug delivery systems for anti-cancer agents, specialized tools for minimally invasive surgery, novel cell sorting systems for high-throughput data collection, and precision measurement techniques enabled by microfabricated devices. Use of new materials to make nanometer-scale structures designed to interact with biological systems is opening a new field of nanotechnology that promises advancements in fabrication technology, biological control, and medical applications. With outstanding fabrication and testing facilities, including the original Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory, the new NanoBio Center in the Stanley Biosciences and Bioengineering Building, and the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and links to the local biotechnology industry, students in the Bioengineering Graduate Group become part of a dynamic community that is improving health through new technology.”
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“MEPTEC (MicroElectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council) is a trade association of semiconductor suppliers, manufacturers, and vendors concerned exclusively with packaging, assembly, and test. Since its inception over 30 years ago, MEPTEC has provided a forum for semiconductor packaging and test professionals to learn and exchange ideas that relate to packaging, assembly, and test. Through our monthly luncheons, symposiums, and an Advisory Board consisting of individuals from all segments of the semiconductor industry, MEPTEC continuously strives to improve and elevate the roles of assembly and test professionals in the industry.”
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