BME 249 Biomedical Microdevices I (2013-2014)

BME 249 Biomedical Microdevices I

(Not required for any major. Elective for BME-G.)
Catalog Data:

BME 249 Biomedical Microdevices I (Credit Units: 4) In-depth review of microfabricated devices designed for biological and medical applications. Studies of the design, implementation, manufacturing, and marketing of commercial and research bio-MEMS devices. Formerly BME 261A. Concurrent with BME 149. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

None.

Coordinator:
James P. Brody
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Students will be able to describe the manufacturing process, principles of operation, and fields of application for the Cytosensor Microphysiometer

2. Students will be able to describe the manufacturing process, principles of operation, and fields of application for the I-stat blood analysis device

3. Students will be able to describe the challenges and previous work done on interfacing neurons to micro-electronics

4. Students will be able to describe the current work done on growing cells onto engineered surfaces

5. Students will be able to describe a number of lab on a chip devices

6. Students will be able to describe the manufacturing process, principles of operation, and fields of application for photolithographically defined DNA arrays

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Molecular Biology: nucleic acids and proteins
  • Electrical Engineering: lithographic patterning
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to micromachining
  • Case Study: Cytosensor Microphysiometer
  • Case Study: I-stat blood analysis
  • Cell growth on engineered surfaces
  • Interfacing electronics and neurons
  • Gene expression measurements
  • Lab on a chip: microfluidics
  • Lab on a chip: devices
  • Electrophoresis, amplification
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

None

Laboratory Projects:

None

Professional Component

None

Design Content Description
Approach:

None.

Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Final Exam 60%
  • Attendance (Discussion sessions) 5%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
October 16, 2012
Senate Approved:
December 14, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr