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Short Film on Magnetotactic Bacteria Wins First Prize at MicroTAS Video Competition

Short Film on Magnetotactic Bacteria Wins First Prize at MicroTAS Video Competition

The inaugural MicroTAS Video Competition, run by microfluidics specialist Dolomite and Lab on a Chip, and supported by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, saw first prize awarded to an enterprising – and highly creative – entry submitted by Tijmen Hageman from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Europe GmbH in collaboration with the University of Twente. [More]
Mobile Wireless System with Nanopotentiostat Monitors Health of Elderly People in their Homes

Mobile Wireless System with Nanopotentiostat Monitors Health of Elderly People in their Homes

Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors. Besides non-invasive sensors this platform integrates technology to take a blood sample and to determine specific markers in the patient's blood. At its core is the home unit, a compact device located in the patient's home. It incorporates the necessary software as well as sensors and the analytical equipment. Visit us at MEDICA, November 12 – 15, 2014, Hall 10, booth G05. [More]
Time Capsule Records Forensic History of Chemical Reactions

Time Capsule Records Forensic History of Chemical Reactions

Stanford engineers have invented a device that can record when chemicals appear in water and in what concentration, without electronics, creating a simple and inexpensive sensor to find unknown sources of contaminations in streams. [More]
New Lab Device Gives Unprecedented Microscopic Look at Metastasis

New Lab Device Gives Unprecedented Microscopic Look at Metastasis

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths. By shedding light on precisely how tumor cells travel, the device could uncover new ways to keep cancer in check. [More]
Productizing Science Competition Launched by Dolomite and Lab on a Chip

Productizing Science Competition Launched by Dolomite and Lab on a Chip

Dolomite, a pioneering microfluidics specialist, and Lab on a Chip are challenging entrepreneurial researchers, scientists and engineers to enter the Productizing Science Competition 2015, proposing novel, microfluidics-based concepts with commercial potential. [More]
Researchers Develop Lab-on-a-Chip for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Researchers Develop Lab-on-a-Chip for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that will shape the world this year. Exosomes could lead to less invasive, earlier detection of cancer, and sharply boost patients' odds of survival. [More]
Microfluidic Stimulations Help Control Growth of Neurons

Microfluidic Stimulations Help Control Growth of Neurons

A University of Texas at Arlington team exploring how neuron growth can be controlled in the lab and, possibly, in the human body has published a new paper in Nature Scientific Reports on how fluid flow could play a significant role. [More]
Human Airway Muscle-on-a-Chip May Help Test Drugs to Treat Asthma

Human Airway Muscle-on-a-Chip May Help Test Drugs to Treat Asthma

The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million people in the United States alone to wheeze, cough, and find it difficult at best to take a deep breath. [More]
3-D Microfluidic System Built with LEGO-Like Modular Components

3-D Microfluidic System Built with LEGO-Like Modular Components

Thanks to new LEGO®-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. [More]
Researchers Create Gel of Encapsulated Glucose Oxidase

Researchers Create Gel of Encapsulated Glucose Oxidase

Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where manufacturers add chemical thickeners and either heat or cool the fluids to make them more viscous or elastic, is expensive and energy demanding. [More]