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Sorting out HIV

June 14, 2017

Image Credit: EMBL/Merten Group Around 1% of patients with HIV – known as elite controllers – are able to survive without antiviral treatment, because their immune systems produce certain kinds of HIV-specific antibodies: proteins that [more...]

Single Cells Lined Up Like Ducks in a Row

June 7, 2017

The new microhole chip can be populated with 200,000 single cells, each held in place in separate holes. (Credit: Fraunhofer IBMT) The higher the concentration of tumor cells in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of metastasis. The [more...]

MUSC Advanced Flow Cytometry Training

March 28, 2017

Educational Objectives – This two-day course will start by covering the fundamental areas critical for successful flow cytometry: Reagents, Hardware, Controls, Compensation, and Data Analysis. The second day will build upon these [more...]

Machining Precision Microfluidic Channels

December 5, 2015

Microfluidics combines expertise in engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology to design systems in which extremely small volumes of fluids are processed through tiny channels milled into a device [more...]

Using Microfluidic Devices to Sort Stem Cells

November 11, 2015

An overview of the process. After the cell sample is pumped through the device, the sorted single cells are collected at the outlet and cultured in a low serum media to promote differentiation. While there are no cures for neurological [more...]

Microfluidics: Many Channels of Technological Advances

October 4, 2015

The advent of microfluidics—using “chips” containing networks of tiny channels and chambers through which minute amounts of reagents move—in biological research has enabled scientists to examine rare or precious samples, which in [more...]

A Fast Cell Sorter Shrinks to Cell Phone Size

September 22, 2015

Drawing of blood components being separated by sound waves (Image Image: Tony Jun Huang/Penn State) Commercial fluorescence activated cell sorters have been highly successful in the past 40 years at rapidly and accurately aiding medical [more...]

Lab-on-a-chip Flow Cytometry

August 23, 2015

Even a very small number of pathogens can cause severe threat towards food safety. Due to increased safety concerns, there is a high demand for fast and sensitive methods for the detection of microbial contaminants in the food processing [more...]

Flow Cytometry On-a-Chip

June 10, 2015

IT’S MAGNETIC: Hakho Lee’s CTC counter features eight micro-Hall elements (yellow crosses, above), staggered to maximize detection accuracy. (Photo Credit: D. ISSADORE ET AL.) Originally an immunology tool and a fixture of cell [more...]
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