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Fluidic Valves Created on Multi-Layered Paper

Fluidic Valves Created on Multi-Layered Paper

A team of University of Rhode Island engineers led by Professor Mohammad Faghri has created a new paper-based platform for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics. [More]
NOC’s Microfluidic-Based pH Sensor Progresses Through to Third Phase of International Competition

NOC’s Microfluidic-Based pH Sensor Progresses Through to Third Phase of International Competition

An innovative pH sensor developed by scientists and engineers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has progressed through to the third phase of a four-part international competition in the USA. The prestigious Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE was launched in September 2013 to find a new pH sensor to measure the ocean’s acidity. There is a total prize fund of (US) $2million and the competition has attracted a wide range of entrants from oceanographic institutes and technology companies from around the world. [More]
Flotek Industries to Unveil Complex nano-Fluid Chemistries for Well Remediation and Restimulation

Flotek Industries to Unveil Complex nano-Fluid Chemistries for Well Remediation and Restimulation

Flotek Industries, Inc. announced today that it will introduce new and unique Complex nano-Fluid® chemistries that will address the growing market for remediation and restimulation of existing, unconventional wells. [More]
Diamond Nanocrystal Helps Map Magnetic Field Around a Micro-Particle

Diamond Nanocrystal Helps Map Magnetic Field Around a Micro-Particle

Measuring faint magnetic fields is a trillion-dollar business. Gigabytes of data, stored and quickly retrieved from chips the size of a coin, are at the heart of consumer electronics. Even higher data densities can be achieved by enhancing magnetic detection sensitivity---perhaps down to nano-tesla levels. [More]
Low Cost Educational Microfluidic Starter Kit from Dolomite

Low Cost Educational Microfluidic Starter Kit from Dolomite

Microfluidics specialist Dolomite has created a low cost kit aimed at educational initiatives or those new to microfluidics. The Educational Microfluidic Starter Kit offers connect-­and-­go microfluidic capabilities, allowing easy set-up without the need for specialist tools or a gas supply. [More]
Small, Low Cost Microfluidic Device to Rapidly Detect Allergies or Diseases

Small, Low Cost Microfluidic Device to Rapidly Detect Allergies or Diseases

Gabriel Caballero Robledo from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV)at Monterrey, Mexico, is working on the design of a small medical device capable of detecting allergies or diseases quickly and at a low cost. [More]
New Study on Hydrogel-Loaded Alumina Membranes for Nanofluidic Molecular Filtration

New Study on Hydrogel-Loaded Alumina Membranes for Nanofluidic Molecular Filtration

Congratulations to Songmei Wu who has published the paper “Composite hydrogel-loaded alumina membranes for nanofluidic molecular filtration” in the Journal of Membrane Science in collaboration with LMIS4. [More]
Multi-Organ Chip Could Render Use of Animal-Based Experiments Superfluous

Multi-Organ Chip Could Render Use of Animal-Based Experiments Superfluous

In medical research, animal-based experiments have thus far been a necessary evil. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a highly promising alternative, however: They are developing a mini-organism inside a chip. This way, complex metabolic processes within the human body can be analyzed realistically. [More]
Dolomite’s Microfluidic System Enables 3D Cell Culturing

Dolomite’s Microfluidic System Enables 3D Cell Culturing

Biotechnology service provider Bioneer A/S, based in Hørsholm, Denmark, is taking advantage of the exceptional microfluidics capabilities of Dolomite’s Micro Droplet System to reliably encapsulate cells in gelatin hydrogels, enabling 3D cell culture growth in a straightforward, easy-to-handle format. [More]
Tiny Microfluidic Device Helps Analyze Behavior of Blood from Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Tiny Microfluidic Device Helps Analyze Behavior of Blood from Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Blood transfusions can sometimes prevent such attacks, but there are currently no good ways to predict when a vaso-occlusive crisis, which can last for several days, is imminent. [More]