The Biological Surface Engineering and Microfluidics Laboratory at Northeastern University headed by Prof. Shashi Murthy was established in January 2006.
The primary focus of our research is the design of microfluidic devices for applications in medicine and molecular analysis. These devices are fabricated using technology originally designed for the semiconductor industry and are capable of handling and manipulating small volumes of fluids (down to tens of microliters) and small numbers of cells. Our expertise is in developing such devices for a broad range of biological applications. We also have a new and growing program in developing fluidics systems for automated cell culture for cell therapy production.
See lab website, microfluidicslab.org, for up to date list of publications.
Standard sample shipment requests:
Biological samples must be shipped overnight on dry ice. AutoCAD files can be either emailed or shipped on a flash drive.
We are developing new instrumentation for automated manufacturing of T cell and dendritic cell based therapeutics for cancer. If your company or organization is looking for an alternative to manual culture, we would be interested to design a customized manufacturing systems to meet your needs.
Dendritic cells are typically generated from blood-derived monocytes by culture in medium containing IL4 and GM-CSF prior to maturation using lab-specific stimulants such as TNF-alpha. For customers willing to provide monocytes, we offer conversion to immature dendritic cells. Our typical starting sample size is 2 million monocytes.
Capable of maintain cell cultures and able to bank frozen stock (pricing per vial). Either cells can be directly shipped or lab has some cells on hand for culturing.
Biological Surface Engineering and Microfluidics Lab has not received any reviews.
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