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Microfluidic Device to Isolate Individual Rare Cells

Microfluidic Device to Isolate Individual Rare Cells

In a blood sample taken from a cancer patient, there may be a single circulating tumor cell among hundreds of thousands of other cells. These tumor cells can provide valuable information about how cancer progresses, and could help doctors decide how to treat individual patients, but they are extremely difficult to find. [More]
Body-on-a-Chip Multi-Tissue Device Mimics Real-Life Conditions for Drugs Testing

Body-on-a-Chip Multi-Tissue Device Mimics Real-Life Conditions for Drugs Testing

Scientists in an EU-supported project have developed a microfluidic chip that simultaneously analyses the reactions of several human organ tissues when they come into contact with candidates for new drugs. The ground-breaking device could save millions of euros in drug development costs. [More]
New Study on Methane Nano-Bubble Formation during Hydrate Decomposition

New Study on Methane Nano-Bubble Formation during Hydrate Decomposition

Like the carbon dioxide in a fizzing glass of soda, most bubbles of gas in a liquid don't last long. But nanobubbles persist. These bubbles are thousands of times smaller than the tip of a pencil lead -- so small they are invisible even under most optical microscopes -- and their stability makes them useful in a variety of applications, from targeted drug delivery to water treatment procedures. [More]
Small, Simple Chip Can Test for Antibiotic Resistance Within One Hour

Small, Simple Chip Can Test for Antibiotic Resistance Within One Hour

We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs have already cost Canadians $1 billion, and are a "serious and growing issue." Each year two million people in the U.S. contract antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result. [More]
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]