BioMEMS is a rapidly advancing, inter-disciplinary research field for creation and development of new methods/systems to effectively process or manipulate biological materials with electronic devices and components. Giving a prior importance to the biomedical sensing research, an interdisciplinary R&D work at School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur has been initiated to promote MEMS and Biosensor activity that encompasses design, fabrication and engineering of biomedical & microfluidic devices for its electro-physiological characterisation. For the evaluation of electrical and physical properties of biomolecules and cells using suitable micro-fluidic devices, appropriate fabrication of polymeric coated bio-MEMS are being investigated and its utility are evaluated under different microscopic and electrical impedance study. The research also involves development of different BioMEMS transducers and related technologies for sensing various biomedical signals for precise and appropriate diagnostics and therapeutics. Microfabrication technology is being explored to develop various miniature MEMS devices for deployment of in-vivo and in-vitro detection of biomedical signals and its characterisation.
Presently, the following activities are being pursued: