Biomedical and micro-technical instrumentation laboratory

Biomedical and micro-technical instrumentation laboratory

The activities in the design of sensors and micro-systems in the Micro-techniques and Bio-instrumentation group mainly aim to:

  • master the design of miniaturisable micro-technical functional elements (1D, 2D or 3D)
  • master the prototyping of micro-technical systems using sensors for various applications (such as medical) and the development of measurement chains and electronic and software interfaces specific to the requirements of the user
  • Master the characterisation of various types of sensors for the measurement of their main characteristics, their metrological performance and their sensitivity to environmental conditions of use
Équipement(s): 

To support this activity, the laboratory has the following equipment, in addition to access to the resources and equipment of the platforms of partner institutions:

  • workstations with business software: multi-physical simulation (COMSOL), CAD (CREO), PCB design (Altium, KiCad), instrumentation (LabVIEW)
  • benches and measurement chains for characterisation of sensors of numerous readings (magnetic field, distance/proximity, linear/angular position, stress gauges, accelerometry, temperature, humidity, force, flow, pressure, biomarkers, pH)
  • climatic chamber
  • stereo microscope
  • various high-precision impedance meters enabling measurement over a wide frequency spectrum (ULF to HF), with the possibility of multi-channel measurements
  • collection of medical instruments and sensors
  • standard equipment and instruments of micro-technical and electronic laboratories

Contact

Head of laboratory

HEPIA – Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9
Laboratory of Microengineering and Bioinstrumentation
Genève 1202
Switzerland