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Microfluidics teaching lab equipment

We have been involved in several teaching initiatives in which students interact with microscale technologies and biological structures (e.g., cells). To enable such studies, we have developed an inexpensive platform that allows students to make observations and quantitative measurements at the microscale. The heart of this platform is a student-grade microscope, shown here, to which a digital camera has been coupled. Software tools enable real-time imaging and measurement from the video images.