The Medical Engineering Fab Lab collaborates on a number of instrumentation designs to solve biomedical problems. Whenever possible, we share designs for future use in STL format compatible with most 3D printers. These files can be easily downloaded and viewed in QuickView.

Bioreactor for multiscale imaging of 3D cell cultures

A bioreactor capable of facilitating both magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and optical fluorescence microscopy of 3D cell cultures.

Burn Device for Reproducible Wound Generation on Ex-vivo Human Skin models

This burn device can be used on ex vivo human skin models, as well as in vivo animal models, to create a broad range of burn wounds that are clinically relevant for research and investigation of burn injury pathology, novel burn therapies, and burn wound diagnostics.

Preclinical Phantom for Quantitative Solution Comparison

These are the files needed to assemble a preclinical phantom for quantitative solution comparison in a small animal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

Prevacuolar Compartment Model

Model is of a prevacuolar compartment of a high-pressure frozen/freeze substituted maize aleurone cell that was imaged by dual electron tomography in a Tecnai F30 transmission electron microscope.

Device for Measuring Thermal Conductivity of Crystalline Fuel Material

Professor Emeritus Dr. Rock Mackie, Medical Physics; Dr. Kevin Eliceiri, Morgridge Medical Engineering and University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor Dr. Michael Corradini, Engineering Physics, and Dr. Gary Stange collaboratively developed a crystalline-fuel reactor system with an annular fuel design for improved efficiency of medical isotope production with a nuclear reactor.

Zebrafish Wounding and Entrapment Device for Growth and Imaging (zWEDGI)

zWEDGI is a fabricated device designed to allow for zebrafish larvae to be imaged and manipulated on the stage of a microscope.

Micro Strain Device for Mechanically Aligned Collagen

The Micro Strain device is an assembly of 3D printed and commercial parts that is designed to fit on the stage of an inverted microscope.

Binary Micro Multi-Leaf Collimator (bmMLC)

Multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) are used in image guided radiation therapy to shape the radiation beam as it is traveling around a patient. In order to do this, metal leaves open and close, allowing radiation to pass or blocking it as the radiation source moves.

Zebrafish Model (2-3 days post-fertilization)

This to-scale computer model of a zebrafish larva can be used as a reference when designing devices to be used for zebrafish studies.