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3D-printed Heart-on-a-chip with Integrated Sensors

November 6, 2016

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing.  Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and [more...]

3D Printing Liquid Metal Fugitive Inks

July 2, 2016

Direct-writing liquid metal as a sacrificial template for molding of microfluidic channels Researchers at NC State have developed a new method to create microfluidic channels and micro-vasculature in polymers by 3D printing liquid metal [more...]

Spermbot Could Help Solve Male Infertility

January 17, 2016

A National Survey of Family Growth found that 7.5 percent of sexually experienced men under the age of 45 have seen a fertility doctor. That percentage correlates to between 3.3 and 4.7 million men. Of those men, around 17 percent were [more...]

Microscopic Pumps Made From Trapped Bacteria

November 4, 2015

Five confined bacteria create a measurable fluid flow, as shown by the colour-coded trajectories on the right Scientists in China have trapped bacteria in 3D-printed structures and used them to pump materials along customised paths. [more...]

Heartbeat On a Chip

June 21, 2015

Heartbeat Chip Test (Image credit: Michigan Engineering)  The ability to accurately test drugs and therapies for human use is a goal we desperately need to reach. Often animals are used to test drugs intended for human use, which not only [more...]
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