The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest
Posted: March 17, 2010
Dolomite Sponsors Nanotechnology Students in Developing Innovative Micropump
(Nanowerk News) Dolomite is delighted to announce its sponsorship of 5 undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo, Canada, in developing a new micropump technology as part of the Nanotechnology Engineering Programme.
The aim of the project is to develop a completely on-chip microfluidic pump, which is portable, energy efficient and eliminates the need for external equipment. Designed to be integrated directly into a microfluidic device, the new micropump will enable lab-on-a chip applications, such as biosensors for heart attack prediction and screening.
The project combines micro-fabrication techniques, computer-aided modelling methods, circuit design and analysis, as well as microfluidic systems design. The results, including a working prototype, will be displayed at the Nanotechnology Engineering Symposium on 26th March 2010 (University of Waterloo campus, Davis Centre atrium).