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Biological and Biomedical Microelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS) describes the scientific discipline that converge microsystems technology with biology.

One may incorporate biological components into human made synthetic micro-devices as part of a transducer mechanism or develop devises that either manipulate or perform measurements on biology. One primary application field is in medicine where BioMEMS devices can be used in diagnostics, therapeutics, drug delivery or in real time monitoring of health. The interdisciplinary nature of BioMEMS combines the classical natural sciences of physics, biology and chemistry with electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering as well as informatics, material sciences, clinical sciences and mathematics.

There are several unique technology platforms currently under development in the BioMEMS group and some of these are in the process of being commercialized through collaboration with companies in Norway.

Networking and Partners

  • University of Glasgow
  • Xi’an Jiatong University
  • Xiamen University
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • Chongqing Technology and Business University
  • University of Minho
  • Kenyatta University
  • Freshwater Institute
  • NMBU/ CERAD & Dept. Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
  • CtrlAqua SFI/Nofima
  • Oslo Universitets Sykehus
  • Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Seabed solutions AS
  • Mectro AS
  • LD-Design Electronics AB
  • Martinsen Verktøy og Plast AS
  • Bionor Laboratories AS
  • Patogen Analyse AS
  • Zimmer & Peacock AS
  • Sensovann AS
  • Oslofjord Ressurspark AS
  • Mandalon Technologies AB
  • Suma Care ApS
  • WWINN Group
  • Kjeller Innovasjon AS
  • Bærekraftig Arbeidsmiljø WE Sustain AS
  • Aqua Alarm AS

Ongoing projects

  • Sens-U
  • Smart Clothes
  • Touch sensor
  • Biological Water Alarming System – BiWAS
  • Green Aquaculture System
  • Organic photodetectors
  • ImmunoSensor
  • Refining technology
  • Automatic sample collection
  • Photosence
  • Preventive Fish health

Ongoing phd-projects:

  • The interaction of photosensitive proteins with microfabricated sensor arrays.
  • Wireless electrochemical microsystem for continuous monitoring of biological compounds.
  • Glucose energy harvester for self powering of remote distributed bioanalytical microsystems.
  • Acoustic resonator for the investigation of the mass loading effect from immobilised bioactive components.
  • Paper-based colorimetric biosensors array for rapid screening of human urinary biomarkers.
  • 2D materials enhanced optical sensors for biological MEMS.

Group members

The BioMEMS group consists of the following faculty members: