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UNSW Chemists Invent New Type of Tiny Lab-on-a-Chip Device

UNSW Chemists Invent New Type of Tiny Lab-on-a-Chip Device

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules. [More]
Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics Established at UC-Irvine

Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics Established at UC-Irvine

On April 10, at the inaugural meeting of the newly established Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM), 13 industry partners joined Abraham Lee, UC-Irvine CADMIM Center Director, and Ian Papautsky, UC-CEAS CADMIM Center Director, at the UC Irvine Samuel School of Engineering. [More]
Microfluidics to Create Inexpensive ‘Lab on a Chip’ Wins SPARK Competition

Microfluidics to Create Inexpensive ‘Lab on a Chip’ Wins SPARK Competition

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced winners of the Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) Competition, a challenge to reimagine the chemistry set for the 21st century. Winners were selected in two categories: prototypes – projects that are operational and demonstrable - and ideations – fleshed out project ideas that have not yet been developed into prototypes, but have a strong potential for development. [More]
Tania Konry Develops ScanDrop for Detecting Variety of Biological Specimens

Tania Konry Develops ScanDrop for Detecting Variety of Biological Specimens

Northeastern University professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Tania Konry, has developed a single instrument that can conduct a wide range of biological scans in a fraction of the time and cost of industry standard equipment. That's because it uses considerably less material and ultra-sensitive detection methods to do the same thing. [More]
Optical Lab on a Chip with Nanometer Precision

Optical Lab on a Chip with Nanometer Precision

About the size of a stapler, this new handheld device developed at EFPL is able to test a large number of proteins in our body all at once-a subtle combination of optical science and engineering. [More]
‘Cell Force Measurements in 3D Environments’ Selected as Lab on a Chip HOT Article

‘Cell Force Measurements in 3D Environments’ Selected as Lab on a Chip HOT Article

Congratulations to Mattia Marelli and co-authors whose paper "Cell force measurements in 3D microfabricated environments based on compliant cantilevers" has been selected as an Lab on a Chip HOT Article. [More]
Lab on a Chip Publishes Paper on Cell Force Measurements in 3D Microfabricated Environments

Lab on a Chip Publishes Paper on Cell Force Measurements in 3D Microfabricated Environments

Congratulations to Mattia Marelli and co-authors for their cover page paper "Cell force measurements in 3D microfabricated environments based on compliant cantilevers" published in Lab on a Chip. [More]
Bio-Nano-Chips Hold Promise for Non-Invasive Serial Serum Antiepileptic Drug Measurements

Bio-Nano-Chips Hold Promise for Non-Invasive Serial Serum Antiepileptic Drug Measurements

Medications remain the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, and to date there are no FDA-approved devices that provide an accurate means of detection for generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS), or convulsions, during activities of daily living. [More]
Magnetite Nanofluid Manipulated by Magnets Could Prevent Hotspots in Plant Cooling Systems

Magnetite Nanofluid Manipulated by Magnets Could Prevent Hotspots in Plant Cooling Systems

Cooling systems generally rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat. Now, researchers at MIT and in Australia have found a way of enhancing heat transfer in such systems by using magnetic fields, a method that could prevent hotspots that can lead to system failures. The system could also be applied to cooling everything from electronic devices to advanced fusion reactors, they say. [More]
Lab-on-a-Chip Device and Cell Phone Help Determine Concentration of HIV RNA Molecules

Lab-on-a-Chip Device and Cell Phone Help Determine Concentration of HIV RNA Molecules

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many qualitative tests that provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer (like an at-home pregnancy test) have been optimized for use in these resource-limited settings. But few quantitative tests—those able to measure the precise concentration of biomolecules, not just their presence or absence—can be done outside of a laboratory or clinical setting. [More]