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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...]

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...]

Microfluidic Chip Can Detect HIV and MRSA

April 9, 2017

A digital illustration of the design of the SIMPLE chip A team of biophysicists and bioengineers in the US have developed a $10, self-powered microfluidic chip that can rapidly detect disease-related RNA or DNA in blood samples. The chip [more...]

HICOMP MicroTech

February 26, 2017

About the Company:  Manufacturer and provider of customized microfluidic chips. The materials include polycarbonate (PC), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), polystyrene (PS) and cyclic olefin polymers (COP, COC).  HICOMP offers [more...]

Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics

November 20, 2016

Microfluidic devices offer novel time-saving advantages to researchers using mass spectrometry (MS) for proteomic analysis, and these tools have been becoming more available in MS over the last two decades. Recent papers by Redman et al. [more...]

A Graphene Window to Better Microfluidics

September 5, 2016

Working with protein microcrystals can be an enormously challenging endeavor. Aside from their extremely small size, microcrystals can be delicate, difficult to handle, and susceptible to radiation damage from x-ray diffraction studies. [more...]
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