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Microfluidics-based cell culture

Capturing Cell Growth in 3D with Microfluidic Device

August 15, 2015

AIM Biotech’s microfluidics device (shown here) has an array of culturing sections, each with three chambers: a middle chamber for hydrogel and any cell type, and two side channels for culturing additional cell types. Replicating how [more...]

Microfluidics’ Watershed Moment

June 28, 2015

The HµRELflow™ cell-based assay system has three microfluidic devices on a biochip. Each device incorporates two cell culture compartments interconnected by microscale channels. Integrated micropumps recirculate culture media within the [more...]

Microfluidics for Accelerated Drug Assays

April 12, 2015

Multiple microwells on Yevgeny Berdichevsky’s assay chips make it possible to test up to 18 drug candidates at a time. (Image Credit: Linda Nye) Approximately 125,000 Americans each year develop epilepsy, a brain disease marked by [more...]

Lab Rats? No, Lab Chips

February 4, 2015

Using the compact multi-organ chip (comparable in size to a one-euro piece), and those of three separate microcircuits, researchers can study the regeneration of certain kidney cells. (Credit: Fraunhofer IWS) One small chip may put an end [more...]

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

January 29, 2015

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both [more...]

Organs-on-Chips

October 14, 2014

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human ‘Organs-on-Chips’ technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company to accelerate development of [more...]