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2017

Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection

July 16, 2017

The field of medicine is always on the lookout for better disease diagnostic tools—simpler, faster, and cheaper technologies to enhance patient treatment and outcomes. Currently, microfluidic bioassay devices are the preferred diagnostic [more...]

Microfluidics for Single Cell Analysis of CTCs

July 16, 2017

In a move away from the previous belief that cell populations are homogeneous and display identical molecular characteristics, increasingly scientists are turning their attention to the study of single cells and the differences between [more...]

Tutorial-How to Make a Microfluidic Device

July 16, 2017

This is a simple guide to making a PDMS microfluidic device from start to finish by Queen Mary University. They include practical tips to enable you to make high quality devices, and save you a lot of time and effort.   Hopefully this [more...]

‘Smart’ Insulin Patches Developed at UNC

July 4, 2017

Glucose-responsive “smart insulin patches” like this one developed by UNC and N.C. State could one day simplify the way people manage diabetes.( Image credit: COURTESY OF ZHEN GU) For the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, a [more...]

Nehirbt

July 4, 2017

About the company: NehirBT is a producer of the microfluidics chips, fittings, connectors and accessories. We are focused on microfluidics applications on life science research such as cell sorting, cell analysis, drug development, POC [more...]

Reproducing a Retinal Disease on a Chip

June 24, 2017

Approximately 80% of all sensory input is received via the eyes, so suffering from chronic retinal diseases that lead to blindness causes a significant decrease in the quality of life (QOL). And because retinal diseases are most common [more...]

Instrument Development Enables Planetary Exploration

June 24, 2017

This laser-interrogated microfluidic chip (10 centimeters in diameter) is one of the new planetary instrument technologies that NASA and other space agencies are developing to search for chemical indicators of life on other worlds. In this [more...]

10 things You Should Know About How 3D Bioprinting

June 24, 2017

The healthcare industry is trying to capitalize on 3D printing, and fast. From prosthetic limbs and various surgical devices made with plastics and metals, to using cells to print human organs, experiments in this industry are progressing [more...]

Adding Depth to Cell Culture

June 18, 2017

As a postdoc studying human brain development and what goes wrong in conditions such as microencephaly, Madeline Lancaster faced the same familiar problems as her fellow lab researchers. For example, mice brains don’t behave or develop [more...]

The Making of a Medical Microchip

June 18, 2017

This chip, developed by Fluidigm, can be used in a microfluidics system to analyse genomic information from samples as small as a single cell (Image credit: Fluidigm) The bioengineers in Dino Di Carlo’s lab at the University of [more...]
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