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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...]

Different Types of Clinical Research

June 18, 2017

Different types of clinical research are used depending on what the researchers are studying. Below are descriptions of some different kinds of clinical research. Treatment Research generally involves an intervention such as medication, [more...]

Premarket Notification 510(k)

June 18, 2017

Each person who wants to market in the U.S., a Class I, II, and III device intended for human use, for which a Premarket Approval (PMA) is not required, must submit a 510(k) to FDA unless the device is exempt from 510(k) requirements of [more...]

A Review of Droplet-Sequencing

May 14, 2017

Cells, the building blocks of tissues, organs, and organisms, vary broadly in type and state. Today, the lack of information about cellular diversity in complex tissues leads researchers to find new ways of single-cell analysis and [more...]

Microrheology-A Review

May 14, 2017

Microrheology is a technique used to measure the rheological properties, such as viscosity and viscoelasticity of a material, whether liquid, “soft solids” or solids. This science gathers several techniques aiming to overcome serious [more...]

Microfluidic Cell Culture

July 20, 2016

Microfluidics Microfluidics technology is characterized by the manipulation of small volumes of fluids (10-9 to 10-18 liters) in channels with dimensions of tens of micrometers. Certain properties of microfluidic technologies such as rapid [more...]

Air Bubbles and Microfluidics-Elveflow Tutorial

July 3, 2016

Air bubbles are among the most recurring issues in microfluidics. Because of the micrometric dimensions of the tubes and channels, air bubbles can be very difficult to remove and be very detrimental for your experiment. This review will [more...]

Particles Move to the Beat of a Microfluidic Drum

May 9, 2016

A thin vibrating plate can organize microscopic particles within a liquid into different patterns, an effect like that observed in 18th century studies of musical instruments. Figure 1: (Top) When dark particles are placed on the back of a [more...]

Efficient Cleaning of A Microfluidic Chip

March 28, 2016

David Fernandez Rivas Mesoscale Chemical Systems group, University of Twente, The Netherlands Why is this useful? Microfluidic chips and lab-on-a-chip devices are used at small scales where contamination has a significant impact on [more...]

Use of Gelatin As Intermediate Thin Passivating Layer in PDMS Soft Lithography Technology

January 17, 2016

Gabriele Pitingolo1,3, Raffaele Vecchione1,3 and Paolo A. Netti1,2,3 1 Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare, Istituto Italiano di tecnologia ([email protected]), Largo Barsanti e Matteucci, 53, 80125, Naples, Italy. 2 Dipartimento di [more...]

3D Printing Tips and Tech: Get to Know Those Acronyms

December 5, 2015

With the rapid pervasiveness of 3D printing, confusion has begun to set in among some people regarding the different processes. Simon Caiger , Product Manager for JK Lasers, says there’s so much misunderstanding, organizations are [more...]

How to Smooth 3D-Printed Parts

December 5, 2015

Many high-quality parts produced on 3D printers can be sanded by hand to eliminate layer lines and produce a smooth finish. There’s a misconception that 3D printing cannot make the kind of smooth and polished parts available from [more...]

Understanding Sensor Resolution Specifications

September 20, 2015

Summary The TechNote describes in detail the important factors in the interpretation of displacement resolution specifications found in most sensor datasheets – an often misinterpreted number. Introduction As a machine designer or [more...]

The Anatomy of Cancer

June 21, 2015

Breast Cancer Stem Cells (Image Credit: University of Michigan) , Adopted from TumorGen MDx One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer. But what is cancer?  Cancer is a set of complex diseases. The origins of [more...]
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