BioViz: An Interactive Visualization Engine for the Design of Digital Microfluidic Biochips

Jannis Stoppe, Oliver Keszöcze, Maximilian Luenert, Robert Wille, Rolf Drechsler

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Abstract

In order to shorten the required time for the analysis of medical substances, Digital Microfluidic Biochips (DMFBs) have been suggested. They allow for handling small amounts of samples and reagents on a circuit board and, thus, automatically execute medical experiments that are usually conducted manually in laboratories. However, there are various challenges in the design of DMFBs. Issues such as routing and layouting are complex and currently being investigated by various researchers and engineers. Although first automatic solutions assist them, the obtained results are usually provided in a complex and \mbox{non-intuitive} fashion. This makes the utilization and evaluation of existing approaches for DMFB design a tedious task. In this paper, we present a solution for this problem by proposing a visualization scheme for DMFBs that explicitly addresses these problems. To this end, a grammar is proposed which allows the description of resulting designs and their properties. The contributions of this work allow for a design methodology which is easy to use and provides a hassle-free environment for the involved researchers and engineers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017
EditorsRicardo Reis, Mircea Stan, Michael Huebner, Nikolaos Voros
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages170-175
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067626
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017 - Bochum, North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany
Duration: 3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI
Volume2017-July
ISSN (Print)2159-3469
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3477

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBochum, North Rhine-Westfalia
Period3/07/175/07/17

Keywords

  • Biochips
  • DMFBs
  • Grammar
  • Interactive
  • Java
  • Synthesis
  • Visualization
  • libgdx

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