Course Description:

Theory and selection criteria of devices used in measurements in biological systems; design of complete measurement systems including transducers, signal conditioning and recording components; error analysis. Differences between measurements in biological and physical systems.

Course Aims:

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of instrumentation, and basic principles of design issues of sensors, and transducers using specific applications. The major goal is to provide the students with hands on experience in biological and biomedical instrumentation through digital and analog circuits designed for practical applications in the biological and biomedical industries.

Learning objectives:

  • To develop the ability to apply knowledge of science and mathematics to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering
  • To appreciate the issues and considerations involved in the design and development of biological and biomedical instrumentation
  • To understand the principles of instrumentation used to measure factors that characterize biological systems and physical or chemical factors that have a profound effect on biological entities
  • To quantify the performance of bio-instrumentation systems through calibration, testing and error analysis

Design Projects

As part of the course requirement of ENGG*4390 Bio-Instrumentation Design, the 4th year Biological and Biomedical Engineering students are expected to present their design products and prototypes based on the course lectures and the learning that happened during the laboratory training.


2017 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Video - https://youtu.be/TMYeFTCUIt8

2017 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Photos - http://bit.ly/2iX30g7

2016 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Video - https://youtu.be/Vp6cTJ7ztgM

2016 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Photos - http://bit.ly/2fQ1KbK

2015 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y56HuQu0FOQ  and  https://vimeo.com/146428628

2015 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Photos -   https://goo.gl/mpJwK6

2014 Bio-Instrumentation Trade Show Photos  - https://goo.gl/photos/FmBawo6mye16Xfbt7

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Course Description:

Mass transfer in biological systems: Concepts; gas-liquid mass transfer; membrane transport processes; and heterogeneous reactions. Topics include fermenter reaction, tissue perfusion, and mass transfer limitations in biofilms, microbial flocs, drug delivery, and biomimetics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop conceptual models of biological systems
  • With engineering principles use these concepts to develop mathematical descriptions; and;
  • Use these quantitative descriptions in equipment design

The lecture schedules can be found here

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Bionanotechnology Laboratory
Suresh Neethirajan

School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 2W1

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Lab: THRN 2133 BioNano Lab

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