The Centre provides a microfabrication and prototyping facility, housed at Imperial (South Kensington and White City campuses) for the rapid production of small devices for pre-clinical in vitro studies. Supported by a dedicated technician, the facility has access to clean room facilities and a range of equipment for the development of bespoke devices. This includes 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics and access to an SU8 system for the mask free production of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) multilayer devices at 2-micron resolution. The facility can be used for the production of, for example, microfluidic devices, organs-on-chip, biosensors, electrochemical sensors, microneedles and others. 

 

The facility will provide training for researchers undertaking device fabrication for the first time. Access to the facility will be on a competitive basis with requests for project proposals made throughout the year with timings dependent on capacity. As with all Convergence Science Centre funding, proposals must be from cross-institution collaborative teams and use engineering/physical sciences expertise to address research or clinical questions in cancer.

 

Please find here our brochure.

 

For enquiries, please contact Sam Au (s.au@imperial.ac.uk) or Florent Seichepine (f.seichepine@imperial.ac.uk).