Microfluidic design automation of biomedical assays

We propose to combine 3D printing approaches with design automation approaches to create an ecosystem for rapid innovation in biomedical microfluidics, developing a highly automated microfluidic design and fabrication process capable of creating complex biochips using a MicroFluidics Design Automation-based methodology.  We will be developing a robust system level layout and simulation framework for microfuildic chips, by implementing a HDL front end design, a physical layout for layered 2D hardware, and a geometric placement and routing. We will also develop and implement the front-end software needed to perform full bioship analysis.

This research effort is funded by the National Science Foundation CMMI LEAP-Hi # 2245494