Faculty of Health

Miniaturisation of laboratory techniques

Expertise: Miniaturisation of laboratory techniques



Keywords

  • Point of care analysis
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • High throughput screening
  • Neuroscience on chips
  • Microfluidics
  • Portable diagnostics

The motivation for the miniaturisation of laboratory techniques is to enable bringing the laboratory to the sample rather than the sample to the laboratory. In chemical analysis, sample in-answer out technologies allow for fast analytical results to inform decision-making. Applications of this include therapeutic drug monitoring, point of care diagnostics and bioprocess monitoring for enhanced biochemical understanding and process control. It allows for high sensitivity early diagnosis and action on disease.

Miniaturisation can also be used to obtain physical control at the ┬Ám scale, influencing cellular processes. In this research group, we have also developed new platforms to study traumatic brain injury and neuronal communication.

Our expertise lies in developing the technology and methodology required to realise this ambition. This can range from fundamental chip design based on computational fluid dynamics to method validation in an analytical laboratory setting.


Projects

Enabling technologies such as this have a wide range of applications, making it often easy to tailor a specific project to your interests. Please contact us to discuss your interests or analytical needs.