BioMEMS for processing and testing of hydrogel-based bio-interfaces
A BioMEMS platform for development, processing and testing of hydrogels is presented. It is based on standard silicon micromachining including smart assembly and interconnection techniques. Hydrogel materials can be brought into the device by several methods. Material tests and functionalizations of the hydrogels can take place in the system as well as cell cultivation for biotests. First results are promising for easy and parallel testing of several materials / samples and for further biomedical applications.