The Nano-Bio Kits are educational tools to help teachers introduce applications of bioengineering and nanotechnology to their students through interactive sessions using laboratory equipment commonly available in schools. Targeted at 15 to 19 year olds, the Nano-Bio Kits will demonstrate the latest advances in scientific research, particularly in the areas of nanobiotechnology, medical devices and drug delivery.
The Nano-Bio Kit series comprise of three Kits – Biological Fuel Cell Kit, Thermo-Responsive Hydrogel Kit and Dielectrophoresis Chip Kit. Each Kit contains materials for teachers and students to conduct a series of experiments that illustrate various scientific concepts and techniques used in modern research. Background material and lesson plans are provided to help teachers incorporate the use of Nano-Bio Kits in their laboratory lessons.
Developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the Nano-Bio Kits have drawn international attention for their innovative design and unique approach to scientific education. The Nano-Bio Kits were exhibited at the National Museum for Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo (2007) and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York (2008). These educational toolboxes also received the 2008 Award of Excellence (Packaging Series) at the 49th Annual Design Exhibition organized by Communication Arts, a leading international visual communications magazine.
More than 21 secondary schools and tertiary institutions have already incorporated the use of the Nano-Bio Kits in their curriculum.