CBE, CNSI, CSEP, GSDS, and WISE Present a Career Talk Seminar: Dino Di Carlo, PhD, Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, UCLA
Monday, May 23, 2016
ELINGS HALL 1601
2:00– 3:00 pm
*Light refreshments will be provided*
Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Microfluidic Biotechnology Laboratory
University of California, Los Angeles
Commercializing Microfluidic Cell Analysis
Abstract: Microfluidic systems that make use of high precision micromanufacturing technologies developed from the computer industry have been a topic of academic interest for over the past 20 years. Because of the comparable length scales, more recent interest has been in using these systems for analysis of cells. Several companies have translated the capabilities for automation and unique scaling to commercial success in addressing cell biology research markets. Future commercial directions also focus on diagnostic applications, or sample preparation for diagnostics, often using microscale fluid physics that uniquely acts in these systems. In this talk I will outline the microfluidic research being conducted in my laboratory at UCLA, and discuss technologies that are in the process of being translated out of the lab.