Microfabrication and Prototyping Facility - interview with Miguel Hermida Ayala, the facility’s Lab Manager
Microfabrication allows researchers to make small scale devices for applications such as microfluidics, organ-on-a-chip, microneedles, and biosensors. To facilitate the development of prototype devices, the Convergence Science Centre has invested in a microfabrication and prototyping facility for researchers at Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research. Supported by a dedicated technician, Miguel Hermida Ayala, the facility can fabricate cleanroom grade bespoke microdevices for pre-clinical in vitro studies. We spoke to Miguel about the key capabilities of the facility, how to get access, training to use the equipment, and some of the exciting convergence science currently underway.