Next Meetup

Microfluidics: 'Lab on a Chip'
Join us for our newest community project: building a "Lab on a Chip" (which is a microfluidic device)! We'll meet weekly to discuss & learn to build these devices. WHAT IS A LAB-ON-A-CHIP, ANYWAY? This miniaturized device will integrate single to multiple analyses (this will be discussed) onto a single chip. You may want to browse this online tutorial to get a better idea (or simply google 'lab on a chip' for more information): WHAT EXACTLY IS MICROFLUIDICS? Microfluidics deals with the flow of fluids inside micrometer-size channels. To be considered 'micro' at least one dimension of the channel must be within the scale of one single to tens of micrometers. This science studies the behavior of fluids and also includes the manufacturing of or technology required to build such devices (as in manufacturing of microfluidics devices like our 'Lab on a chip'!) Fluids behave differently at the varying scales of nanofluidics, microfluidics & millifluidics. ORGANIZER This project will be led by Eric Harness, our resident equipment guru. NOTES A laptop or other device to do research and computer work is highly suggested for this community project.


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We believe that innovations in biology should be
accessible, affordable, and open to everyone.

We’re building a community biology lab for
amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs,
and anyone who wants to
experiment with friends.

Welcome to BioCurious

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BioCurious Community Lab

Opened in Sunnyvale, CA; Fall 2011! and in 2017 we moved to Santa Clara.

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Our successful Kickstarter campaign ( ) brought together volunteers and other biology enthusiasts eager to create a community lab, and they helped us raise over $35,000.

We are a 4100 sq. ft. facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. Come join us and see the next big thing to start in a Silicon Valley garage.

BioCurious is…

a complete working laboratory and technical library
for entrepreneurs to cheaply access
equipment, materials, and co-working space
a training center for biotechniques, with an emphasis on safety
a meeting place for citizen scientists, hobbyists,
activists, and students


Science is all around us. Many find a love for it at an early age, but few continue to learn after leaving educational institutions. For those who continue to seek to know, there is BioCurious. Curious about biology? Come to a meetup to find other like-minded folk!

BioCurious is a completely volunteer run non-profit organization. We serve the community by providing lab space and classes to members and the community.

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