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Contact-Free Microfluidic System Uses Acoustic Tweezers to Isolate Circulating Tumor Cells

Contact-Free Microfluidic System Uses Acoustic Tweezers to Isolate Circulating Tumor Cells

The capture and analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients is a valuable tool for treatment decisions and therapy monitoring. Until recently, it was a huge challenge to capture these rare cells in a blood sample. [More]
Innovative Technology for Microdroplet Creation for Automatic Analytical Devices

Innovative Technology for Microdroplet Creation for Automatic Analytical Devices

Scientists from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) have devised a unique technology for creating microdroplets suitable for portable automatic analytical devices in various fields from internal security to environmental monitoring and space research. The Estonian Patent Office has registered the invention as a utility model. [More]
AIM Biotech's Microfluidics Device Enables Co-Culture of Multiple Cell Types in 3-D Hydrogel Environment

AIM Biotech's Microfluidics Device Enables Co-Culture of Multiple Cell Types in 3-D Hydrogel Environment

Replicating how cancer and other cells interact in the body is somewhat difficult in the lab. Biologists generally culture one cell type in plastic plates, which doesn’t represent the dynamic cell interactions within living organisms. [More]
Integrated Microfluidic Chip Design with Embedded 3D Hydrogel Scaffold Can Help Capture Circulating Tumor Cells

Integrated Microfluidic Chip Design with Embedded 3D Hydrogel Scaffold Can Help Capture Circulating Tumor Cells

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Florida State University, and University of Massachusetts has developed a new design of microchip that can retrieve microfluidically attached cancer cells for serial in vitro or in vivo analysis by via integrating a 3D hydrogel scaffold into a fluidic device. The researchers describe their approach in the forthcoming issue of the journal TECHNOLOGY. [More]
Researchers Use Colloidal Mix to Understand Fluid Behavior in Micron-Sized Channels

Researchers Use Colloidal Mix to Understand Fluid Behavior in Micron-Sized Channels

From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research by Northumbria University, Newcastle, is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behaviour of liquids in microscopic channels. [More]
Implantable Microfluid System Can Efficiently, Durably Stabilize Intraocular Pressure

Implantable Microfluid System Can Efficiently, Durably Stabilize Intraocular Pressure

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. [More]
Study on Unique Gas-Flow Properties of Molecular Tubes Published in ACS Nano

Study on Unique Gas-Flow Properties of Molecular Tubes Published in ACS Nano

Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu oversees a series of crowd-pleasing chemistry demonstrations in middle and high schools throughout central South Carolina every year. They are spirited affairs, and her research in the laboratory is just as dynamic ?but with a sense of order that really keeps atoms in line. [More]
SUSS MicroTec, Georgia Tech Enter Collaboration for Nanotechnology, Bio-Medical and Semiconductor 3D Packaging Research

SUSS MicroTec, Georgia Tech Enter Collaboration for Nanotechnology, Bio-Medical and Semiconductor 3D Packaging Research

SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced today a collaboration for nanotechnology, bio-medical and semiconductor 3D packaging research. [More]
Global Microfluidics Market Expected to Grow at 19.3% CAGR During 2015-2020

Global Microfluidics Market Expected to Grow at 19.3% CAGR During 2015-2020

According to a new market research report "Microfluidics Market by Material (Polymer, Glass, Silicon) Application (Pharmaceutical (Genomics, Proteomics, Capillary Electrophoresis) Diagnostic (POC, Clinical, Environmental, Industrial) Drug Delivery (Inhaler, Micropump)) - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Microfluidics Market is expected to grow from $3.1 Billion in 2015 to $7.5 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.3% from 2015 to 2020. [More]
Fluidigm Announces Availability of Single-Cell ATAC-seq for C1 System

Fluidigm Announces Availability of Single-Cell ATAC-seq for C1 System

Fluidigm Corporation today announced the availability of Single-Cell ATAC-seq, an epigenetics application for the C1TM system, that allows researchers to explore the regulatory systems that drive cellular function. This application is freely available to researchers on Script Hub™, a new web portal within Fluidigm’s C1 Open AppTM program. [More]