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September 2015

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...]

New Frontiers in 3D printing

September 22, 2015

A new “active” 3D printhead, developed by Wyss Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, mixes complex inks using a rotational impeller inside a microscale nozzle, allowing heterogeneous materials to be printed in three dimensions. [more...]

4 Ways to Make Money from Your Invention

September 20, 2015

When you are designing a medical technology product, business acumen is likely not on your mind. But think again. Calculating basic financials and strategizing ways to sell and/or fund your invention is an important first step in ensuring [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...]

Machining Micro Molds for Medical Devices

September 18, 2015

Machining the micro molds used to make medical devices and components require among the most demanding micro machining applications. A new type of machining platforms is making it possible to machine molds faster, more accurately, and more [more...]

Next Generation Blood Sampling

September 14, 2015

In a world where health care costs are escalating and demands on health are systems becoming overwhelming, Trajan Scientific and Medical announces the innovative of hemaPEN, a prototype blood collection and storage device. Harnessing the [more...]

Flow Control Survey

September 13, 2015

The MFmanufacturing project is currently investigating the state of the art and the challenges in microfluidic flow control. The results will be used in the discussion on microfluidic design rules and standard development. All experts in [more...]

3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier

September 6, 2015

The palette of materials that can be used as 3-D printing “ink” is quickly growing in diversity, but one ubiquitous material has, until now, been absent: transparent glass. It’s already possible to use tiny granules of glass in a [more...]
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