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Liver-on-Chip Device with Nanotechnology-Based Optoelectronic Sensors Mimicks Human Physiology

Liver-on-Chip Device with Nanotechnology-Based Optoelectronic Sensors Mimicks Human Physiology

Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development. In recent years there is a growing understanding that animal experiments fail to predict the human response, necessitating the development of alternative models to predict drug toxicity. [More]
Lab on a Chip Acoustofluidic Sputum Liquefaction Device for Safe Asthma and Tuberculosis Diagnostics

Lab on a Chip Acoustofluidic Sputum Liquefaction Device for Safe Asthma and Tuberculosis Diagnostics

A device to mix liquids utilizing ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma. [More]
Breakthrough Lab-on-Cartridge Fingerprick Test for Common Clinical Diagnostics to be Featured at AACC 2015

Breakthrough Lab-on-Cartridge Fingerprick Test for Common Clinical Diagnostics to be Featured at AACC 2015

Clinical laboratory tests play a crucial role in making sure patients get appropriate care, yet many small labs and clinics in low resource settings cannot afford the instruments needed to provide these tests. [More]
New Lab-on-a-Chip System for Counting DNA Molecules

New Lab-on-a-Chip System for Counting DNA Molecules

A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg has developed a method for dividing a DNA sample into thousands of tiny droplets. [More]
Placenta-on-a-Chip Helps Study Inner Workings of Human Placenta

Placenta-on-a-Chip Helps Study Inner Workings of Human Placenta

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate, on a micro-level, the structure and function of the placenta and model the transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus. This prototype is one of the latest in a series of organ-on-a-chip technologies developed to accelerate biomedical advances. [More]
Graphene Used for World's Thinnest Light Bulb

Graphene Used for World's Thinnest Light Bulb

A team of researchers from Seoul National University (SNU), Columbia, and Korea Research Institute Standards and Science (KRISS) have, for the first time, demonstrated an on-chip visible light source with a graphene filament. [More]
Body-on-a-Chip Multi-Tissue Device Mimics Real-Life Conditions for Drugs Testing

Body-on-a-Chip Multi-Tissue Device Mimics Real-Life Conditions for Drugs Testing

Scientists in an EU-supported project have developed a microfluidic chip that simultaneously analyses the reactions of several human organ tissues when they come into contact with candidates for new drugs. The ground-breaking device could save millions of euros in drug development costs. [More]
Small, Simple Chip Can Test for Antibiotic Resistance Within One Hour

Small, Simple Chip Can Test for Antibiotic Resistance Within One Hour

We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs have already cost Canadians $1 billion, and are a "serious and growing issue." Each year two million people in the U.S. contract antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result. [More]
First Liquid Nano Laser Holds Promise for “Lab-on-a-Chip” Medical Diagnostics

First Liquid Nano Laser Holds Promise for “Lab-on-a-Chip” Medical Diagnostics

Scientists at Northwestern University have created the first-ever liquid nanoscale laser that can be tuned in real time to generate multiple colors easily and rapidly. This unique and convenient feature of this laser technology could pave the way for several practical applications including a new “lab on a chip” for medical purposes. [More]
Lab-on-a-Chip Device for Rapid Diagnosis of Cryptosporidium Infections

Lab-on-a-Chip Device for Rapid Diagnosis of Cryptosporidium Infections

For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea. For someone with a compromised immune system, it can mean death, following an excruciating, protracted bout of watery diarrhea. [More]