M2M Forum® 2013

M2M Forum 2013 Site Visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

12:30 pm: Bus departs the Hyatt Regency Cambridge

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: MIT Lab Tours

MEMS Industry Group’s MIT site visit will begin with guided tours of some of MIT’s most renowned and innovative labs working across multidisciplinary fields within Bio MEMS and Fluidic MEMS, including:

  • Microsystems Technology Laboratories (http://engineering.mit.edu/research/labs_centers_programs/mtl.php): The MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) is an inter-departmental laboratory providing device fabrication and CAD infrastructure support to the entire campus. The lab’s mission is to support research and education in devices, circuits and systems design. 
  • Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies (http://lmrt.mit.edu/): Housed within the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia’s lab is focused on the applications of micro- and nanotechnology to tissue repair and regeneration. The lab’s long-term goals are to improve cellular therapies for liver disease, develop microtechnology tools to systematically study living cells, and design multifunctional nanoparticles for cancer applications
  • Synthetic Neurobiology Lab (http://syntheticneurobiology.org/) - Dr. Ed Boyden leads a group within MIT’s Media Lab that is inventing new tools for analyzing and engineering brain circuits. This lab has devised, often working in interdisciplinary collaborations, 'optogenetic' tools, which enable the activation and silencing of neural circuit elements with light, 3-D microfabricated neural interfaces that enable control and readout of neural activity, and robotic methods for automatically recording intracellular neural activity and performing high-throughput single-cell analyses in the living brain. 
  • High-Throughput Neurotechnology Lab (http://www.rle.mit.edu/bbng/): Professor Mehmet Fatih Yanik leads this group within MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics in developing advanced high-throughput technologies for engineering the complex function, reprogramming, and regeneration of the nervous system.  The lab employs a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary approach including microfluidics, microrobotics, ultrafast optics/microscopy, quantum physics, tissue engineering


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Invited Speaker: Dr. Chris Love

  • Dr. Chris Love leads the Love Lab within MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, which is exploring the heterogeneity present in populations of cells and characterizing the dynamic biological responses of individual cells subjected to defined perturbations.  The lab develops technologies whose applications include clonal selection for bioprocess manufacturing, discovery of new immunotherapies, and immunological monitoring for diagnosis and biomedical research in clinical immunology. 


 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Fluidic MEMS Poster Session and Networking

  •  The day finishes with a poster session, highlighting some of the exciting work being done in the field of Fluidic MEMS.  This session will be accompanied by a networking opportunity at MIT’s R&D Pub.
Poster Session
Posters include (but are not limited to):
  • "In Vivo Optogenetic Neural Circuit Control using a 3-D Microfabricated Optical Waveguide Arrays" - Anthony Zorzos, MIT
  • "Scalable 3-D Microelectrode Architectures for Newral Recording" - Jorg Scholvin, MIT
  • "High-throughput Neurotechnology Group" Carlos Pardo, MIT
  • "BioMEMS for Biomolecule and Cell Separation, Concentration, and Detection" - Han Wei Hou, MIT
  • "Cell Squeezing: A Vector-free Microfluidic Platform for Intracellular Delivery" - Roberta Poceviciute, MIT
  • "A Microcatheter Device for Treatment of Neurological Disorders of the Brain" - Kevin Spencer, MIT
  • "Encoded Gel Particle Array for Rapid, Multiplexed Protein Detection in Complex Media" - Rathi Srinivas, MIT 
  • "Stretching Self-entangled DNA in Cross-slot Microfluidic Channels" - Ben Renner, MIT
  • "Microfluidic Syntheses and Properties of Cell-mimicking, Soft, Hydrogel Colloids" Harry An, MIT
  • "Intrachain Dynamics of Large dsDNA Confined to Slitlike Channels" Jeremy Jones, MIT
  • "Single Molecule Counting by Whole Genome Amplification in a Microfluidic System" Leanna Morinishi, MIT
  • "Micro-bioreactor for Production of Cancer Theraputics" Sireen Goh, MIT
  • "High Throughput Pipelines for Systematic Modulation and Analysis of 3-D Tumor Microenvironments" - Andrew Warren, MIT
  • "Engineered Microneedle Arrays for Enhanced Transcutaneous Vaccine Delivery" - Peter DeMuth, MIT
  • "Towards Higher Throughput Single Cell Growth Measurements with Suspended MicroChannel Resonator (SMR) Devices" Robert Kimmerling, MIT

 5:15 pm: Bus Departs MIT for the Hyatt Regency Cambridge