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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]
Dolomite Debuts Microfluidic Temperature Controller at Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress

Dolomite Debuts Microfluidic Temperature Controller at Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress

Microfluidics specialist Dolomite will be launching the Meros TCU-100 at this year’s Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress in San Diego, USA, from the 18th to the 19th September. [More]
Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies Help Develop Piezoelectric Transducer-Powered Acoustofluidic Pump

Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies Help Develop Piezoelectric Transducer-Powered Acoustofluidic Pump

Researchers at Penn State have demonstrated an acoustofluidic pump powered by a piezoelectric transducer about the size of a quarter. This reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial feature for lab-on-a-chip devices that could make the diagnosis of many global life-threatening diseases easy and affordable. [More]
Nanofabricated Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Integrated with Smartphones Can Help Track Physical Well-Being

Nanofabricated Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Integrated with Smartphones Can Help Track Physical Well-Being

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to a multidisciplinary group of Cornell researchers who are developing a device to help you track your physical well-being right in the palm of your hand. [More]
New Mobile Diagnostic and Lab-on-a-Chip Technology to be Highlighted at AACC 2014

New Mobile Diagnostic and Lab-on-a-Chip Technology to be Highlighted at AACC 2014

As one of the 10 largest medical exhibitions in the U.S., the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the place where breakthrough innovations in clinical testing and patient care are introduced to the healthcare world. This year, many of the trailblazing products displayed by the Expo’s 650 exhibitors will include the latest diagnostic technology in the field of mobile health. [More]
AACC 2014 to Cover How Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Can Combat Illegal Designer Drugs

AACC 2014 to Cover How Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Can Combat Illegal Designer Drugs

At the world’s largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care. [More]
New Computer Programming Language to Automate Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies used in DNA Sequencing

New Computer Programming Language to Automate Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies used in DNA Sequencing

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate “laboratory-on-a-chip” technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical applications. [More]
Ultra-Sensitive Nano-Chip can Detect Cancer at Early Stages

Ultra-Sensitive Nano-Chip can Detect Cancer at Early Stages

Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. [More]