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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]

UltraSM® Membranes for Chip-Sized Diagnostics from SiMPore

A groundbreaking collaboration between researchers at SiMPore Inc., the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology has led to the development of a highly efficient automated chip-sized pump. [More]
Micronit Installs EVG 6200 Semi-Automated Nanoimprint Lithography System at Enschede Facility

Micronit Installs EVG 6200 Semi-Automated Nanoimprint Lithography System at Enschede Facility

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has delivered an EVG®6200 semi-automated mask alignment system to Micronit, a manufacturer of lab-on-a-chip products used in life sciences applications, such as molecular diagnostics and point-of-care, as well as micro-processed glass substrates for MEMS applications. [More]
Nanocrystalline Silicon Membranes Help Shrink the Power Source for Chip-Sized Electroosmotic Pumps

Nanocrystalline Silicon Membranes Help Shrink the Power Source for Chip-Sized Electroosmotic Pumps

The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military and for homeland security efforts. [More]
New Method Paves Way to Design Better Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

New Method Paves Way to Design Better Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

UCLA chemists for the first time have employed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — a technique normally reserved for medical clinicians peering inside the human body — to better measure the temperature of gases inside a catalytic reactor. [More]