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Ink-Jet Microdispensing: a Tool for Fabrication and Packaging of BioMEMS Devices
Keywords: BioMEMS, Packaging, Ink Jet
In the last decade, ink jet has come to be viewed as a precision microdispensing tool, in addition to its huge success in color printing. Today, this tool is being used in a wide range of applications, including electrical & optical interconnects, sensors, medical diagnostics, drug delivery, MEMS packaging, and nanostructure materials deposition. Ink jet microdispensing is data driven, non contact, and is capable of precise deposition of picoliter volumes at high rates, even onto non planar surfaces. Being data driven, ink jet dispensing is highly flexible and can be readily automated into manufacturing lines. This paper will illustrate a few of the applications of ink jet technology that are either BioMEMS packaging applications, or specific Biomedical Device manufacturing applications. The areas to be covered are: Packaging interconnects: electrical and optical hermetic sealing adhesive bonding Biomedical Device Fabrication printing bio-active elements electro-optical integration implantable medical devices drug delivery structures sensors
David B. Wallace , Vice President of Technology Development
Microfab Technologies, Inc.
Plano, TX
USA


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