Fifty years of research and innovation at SFU: tiny technologies with titanic impact

November 20, 2015

Point-of-care technologies are revolutionizing healthcare and saving lives around the world by expediting accurate diagnoses and reducing the threat of drug resistant bacteria.

They are among the many technologies for broad public use that are emerging from SFU’s Institute of Micromachine and Microfabrication Research, led by engineering science professor Ash Parameswaran. Here, faculty and students collaborate to develop miniature systems that perform complex functions.

This includes everything from antennas and vehicle sensory systems, to portable “lab-on-a-chip” devices that can detect the presence of pathogens in food or in the body, and pressure sensors for surgical procedures.