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March 2015

Biotechnology in a Microchip

March 22, 2015

Finding a needle in a haystack seems difficult? What if we reduce the haystack to the scale of the needle? This is what Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (BioMEMS) are designed for, in the biological and medical field. For the past 7 [more...]

Google Files Patent for Wearable Medical Device

March 22, 2015

Google has filed a patent application for a wearable medical device, able to use nanoparticles to detect and treat illnesses such as cancer.   For those wishing to protect their health and extend their lifespan, a futuristic medical [more...]

Beauty of Science: Droplet Dancing-II

March 14, 2015

Fascinating droplets mixed from water and food coloring show complex movement and interactions.  (Image Credit: Kurt Hickman, Stanford University)  Nate Cira was working in a lab as an undergraduate at University of Wisconsin–Madison [more...]

Microfluidic Connection and Flow Resistance

March 11, 2015

Introduction This article covers some tips for setting up microfluidic systems. Flow resistance is a crucial parameter for flow stability, and effective optimization of flow resistance and pressures during setup will help you achieve the [more...]

SlipChip Gets $26.5M For Microfluidics Technology

March 9, 2015

Single-step Preloaded SlipChip,  Image Credit: Ismagilov group, Caltech Pasadena-based SlipChip, a Caltech spinoff developing microfluidics technology, has raised $26.5M as part of an ongoing, $30M funding raising effort, according to a [more...]

Hearts-on-a-chip Could Aid Drug Screening

March 9, 2015

UC Berkeley researchers have created a ‘heart-on-a-chip’ that effectively uses human cardiac muscle cells derived from adult stem cells to model how a human heart reacts to cardiovascular medications. The system could one day [more...]


March 4, 2015

The standard of Microfluidic Control Fluigent develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative fluid handling solutions for a variety of rapidly growing applications where fluid control is critical. Since 2006, we have delivered [more...]

Microfluidic Diamond Sensor

March 2, 2015

A diamond nanocrystal (white object to the right of center) is used to map the magnetic field around a particle (red object at center).  The particle floats in a shallow bath of ionic liquid.  The particle can be moved about (dotted [more...]