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Microfluidic Cell-Squeezing Device Can Introduce Specific Antigens Inside Immune System’s B Cells

Microfluidic Cell-Squeezing Device Can Introduce Specific Antigens Inside Immune System’s B Cells

MIT researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines. [More]
Novel Microfluidic Chip Can Capture Rare Clusters of Circulating Tumor Cells

Novel Microfluidic Chip Can Capture Rare Clusters of Circulating Tumor Cells

Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Ultra-Low Power Sensor Monitors Health Using Nano-Transistors

Ultra-Low Power Sensor Monitors Health Using Nano-Transistors

Made from state-of-the-art silicon transistors, an ultra-low power sensor enables real-time scanning of the contents of liquids such as perspiration. Compatible with advanced electronics, this technology boasts exceptional accuracy – enough to manufacture mobile sensors that monitor health. [More]
Suspended Microchannel Resonator Can Measure Relative Positions of Tiny Particles Flowing Through Fluidic Channels

Suspended Microchannel Resonator Can Measure Relative Positions of Tiny Particles Flowing Through Fluidic Channels

A new technique invented at MIT can measure the relative positions of tiny particles as they flow through a fluidic channel, potentially offering an easy way to monitor the assembly of nanoparticles, or to study how mass is distributed within a cell. [More]
Rapid, Portable Microfluidic Device for Measuring Medicinal Drugs in Blood

Rapid, Portable Microfluidic Device for Measuring Medicinal Drugs in Blood

With certain critical treatments, personalised care includes the ability to monitor the concentration of medicines in the patient's body, in order to adjust the treatment. Researchers at EPFL have come up with a quick and portable new device for measuring the amount of medicinal drugs in blood. Doctors and pharma companies have already expressed interest in this research. [More]
Altair to be Exclusive Worldwide Reseller of FluiDyna's nanoFluidX CFD Technologies

Altair to be Exclusive Worldwide Reseller of FluiDyna's nanoFluidX CFD Technologies

Altair today announced an investment in Garching, Germany based FluiDyna GmbH, a renowned developer of native GPU-based fluid dynamics and numerical simulation technologies. [More]
Inexpensive Polymer Lens Transforms Smartphone Camera into a Microscope

Inexpensive Polymer Lens Transforms Smartphone Camera into a Microscope

Researchers at the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens. [More]
Novel Microfluidic Device for Low Cost Hydrogen Production

Novel Microfluidic Device for Low Cost Hydrogen Production

A simplified and reliable device developed at EPFL should enable hydrogen production at low cost. Researchers were able to perform water electrolysis without using the expensive membrane placed between the electrodes in conventional systems. [More]
Constant Angle of Curvature Enables Stability of Nanobubbles

Constant Angle of Curvature Enables Stability of Nanobubbles

It was a question that has kept physicists and chemists busy for more than twenty years. Why can tiny bubbles in a liquid supersaturated with gas remain stable for weeks, while according to theoretical expectation they should disappear in a fraction of a second? Prof. dr. ir. Detlef Lohse from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute found the answer. The research was recently published in the scientific journal Physical Review E (Rapid Communication). [More]
COMSOL Releases Multiphysics Simulation Software 5.1 with Library of Dedicated Parts for Microfluidics Module

COMSOL Releases Multiphysics Simulation Software 5.1 with Library of Dedicated Parts for Microfluidics Module

COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics modeling and simulation software, today announced the release of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software version 5.1, the first and only integrated simulation environment for building multiphysics models and for creating and sharing easy-to-use simulation apps. Simulation experts can now benefit from a fully integrated environment where they can create models with COMSOL Multiphysics, build simulation apps with the Application Builder, and share these apps with non-experts via COMSOL Server™. [More]