Microscale BioSeparations (MBS) Laboratory

    @ Rochester Institute of Technology




Welcome to the WebPage of the MicroScale Bioseparations Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology



ABOUT MBS LAB

MSB Lab is a research group working on separation, sorting and detection techniques of nano and microbioparticles, sush as macromolecules and cells. We focus on the following electrokinetics techniques: dielectroforesis, electrophoresis and electroosmosis.

Our main objetive is to develop robust and rapid microfluidic-based techniques to offer an alternative to traditional bench scale separation/purification processes. Our ultimate goal is to contribute the field of lab on a chip, aiming to create portable laboratories.

We work with a wide array of bioparticles: proteins, DNA, virus, bacteria, yeast, microalgae and mammalian cells.

Visit our Web page where you will find information about our research projects, publications and the people that make all this possible.



Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas obtained an NSF grant

Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas has been officially notified of the award and funding of her very first NSF grant. The award was granted to support her proposal titled " Rapid and Dynamic Cell Assessments in Dielectrophoresis-Based Microfluidic Devices." Dr. Lapizco-Encinas is the single Principle Investigator of this National Science Foundation Grant as part of their Fluid Dynamics Program. Information regarding the grant can be found via the NSF website.


DIELECTROPHORESIS 2013 has been published

After the great success of "Dielectrophoresis 2011" Part I and Part II a second special issue on Dielectrophoresis was prepared by the journal ELECTROPHORESIS and edited by Dr. Blanca H. Lapizco-Encinas. the issue was published in April 2013 and is available here Dielectrophoresis 2013 special issue