Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Fabrication and Integration of Polymeric BioMEMS (ISR IP)

ISR intellectual property available to license

Inventors
Reza Ghodssi, Gary Rubloff, Mark Kastantin, Sheng Li, Li-Qun Wu, Hyunmin Yi, Jung Jin Park

U.S. Patent: 7,375,404

Description
A variety of methods are used to fabricate microfluidic devices. Channels can be micromachined into silicon using traditional microelectronic techniques. However, glass and silicon processing are time consuming and expensive often require the use of hazardous materials.

The present invention provides a micro-electro-mechanical device having a substrate, a patterned microchannel on the substrate and an encapsulation membrane covering the microchannel. The encapsulation membrane is reversibly attachable and separable relative to the patterned structure.

The device is constructed using biomolecular engineering and nano-biotechnology biofabrication through the use of materials such as Chitosan (a bio compatible natural polymer), and by processes employing Tyrosinase-catalyzed Macromolecular Assembly, and Transglutaminase-catalyzed Macromolecular Assembly.

For more information
If you would like to license this intellectual property, have questions, would like to contact the inventors, or need more information, contact ISR External Relations Director Jeff Coriale at coriale@umd.edu or 301.405.6604.

Find more ISR IP
You can go to our main IP search page to search by research category or faculty name. Or view the entire list of available IP on our complete IP listing page.

ISR-IP-Ghodssi ISR-IP-Rubloff ISR-IP-nano ISR-IP-MEMS

Related Articles:
Controlled Electromechanical Deposition of Polysaccaride Film and Hydrogel and Materials Formed Therefrom (ISR IP)
Assembly of Chitosan onto an Electrode Surface (ISR IP)
Micro-Knife-Edge Techniques for Sealing of Microfluidic Systems (ISR IP)
Programmable Selective Deposition of Biofunctional Polymer Surfaces (ISR IP)
Thermo-Bio-Lithography (ISR IP)
A Microcantilever Sensor with Integrated Optical Readout for Liquid Samples (ISR IP)
A Device and Method for Measuring Microcantilever Beam Displacement by Interference Fringe Shifting (ISR IP)
Lateral Two-Terminal Nanotube Devices and Method for their Formation (ISR IP)
EquiPSim: Equipment and Process Simulation Learning Module (ISR IP)
SimPLE: Simulated Processes in a Learning Environment (ISR IP)

June 21, 2007


Prev   Next

 

 

For more information, contact ISR External Relations Director
Jeff Coriale at coriale@umd.edu or 301.405.6604.

Current Headlines

UMD's Kanold and Losert, NIMH's Plenz receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant

Alum Dimitris Tsakaris improves propulsion of robotic octopus

Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes

UMD engineers create tiny, robust rubber micro-component.

Leidos Invests in Innovation Partnership with UMD

Davis, Llorca, and Milner Receive U.S. Patent No. 8,831,524

Virtual Demonstrations and Crowdsourcing Could Lead Advancements in Autonomous Robots

Brain-behavior initiative workshop draws 160 faculty, deans, adminstrators for wide-ranging discussions

Ulukus to exploit wireless network interference in new NSF grant

Gabriel Named "Professeur Invité Trottier"

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar