3D Printed Integrated Microfluidic Circuitry [BPN774]
In President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address, he remarked that 3D printing-based
manufacturing could change “the way we make almost everything.” Similar to the way in which the shift from
vacuum tube-based technologies to solid-state components transformed the field of electronics, the shift from
standard “top-down” fabrication methods (e.g., soft lithography) to emerging “bottom-up” micro/nanoscale 3D
printing processes could revolutionize both chemical and biological fields.