Carver Trust funds new Microscale Biofabrication Lab at Illinois

The Microscale Biofabrication Lab, which will be located in the Digital Computer Laboratory (DCL) building—current home of the Bioengineering Department—is one of the latest equipment-focused investments by the Carver Charitable Trust at the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioengineering Department recently received nearly $500,000 from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to develop an innovative, hands-on laboratory and instructional course to teach fundamental principles in forward-design of microscale biofabrication. An emergent field, biofabrication combines biological and solid-phase materials to create diagnostic, therapeutic, and tissue engineering devices and tools that are profoundly impacting biology and medicine.