The Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME-POCT) is focused on the development and translation of microsystems-engineered technologies including microchip-enabled devices including microelectromechanical systems (MEMs)-based sensors, microfluidics, and smartphone-based systems.

The ACME-POCT uniquely leverages Atlanta’s nationally top-ranked clinical programs at Emory University’s hospitals and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest pediatric hospital systems, as well the internationally acclaimed microsystems engineering expertise at Georgia Tech, which includes the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), and other one-of-a-kind medical device prototyping, innovation, and testbed facilities. The ACME-POCT PIs uniquely balance the engineering and clinical sides of the Center and comprise Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD, a clinical hematologist at Emory and Georgia Tech bioengineer with expertise in POC diagnostic development and commercialization, Oliver Brand, PhD, a renowned microsystems engineer and head of Georgia Tech’s IEN, and Greg Martin, MD, MSc, a clinical pulmonologist at Emory and head of clinical research in Atlanta’s NIH-funded CTSA. Together the ACME-POCT PIs are poised to utilize their unique expertise and networks to accelerate translation of microsystems engineered point-of-care technologies.

Ongoing Center Research 

  • Launching of the “Lab-on-Patient” Initiative
  • Establishment of Microsystems and Cellular Diagnostics Clinical Laboratory

Center Contact

Center Director: Wilbur Lam
Associate Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
wilbur.lam@bme.gatech.edu | 404.385.5081