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2016

Survey on Microfluidic Testing Open for Experts

November 6, 2016

The purpose of the survey is to understand which tests this community sees as needed to verify the integrity of microfluidic based products in development or in production. We intend to help the industry to develop community wide supported [more...]

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...]

Theranos Is Shutting Its Blood-Test Facilities

October 9, 2016

Just two years after the blood-testing company Theranos was valued at $9 billion, the company has announced that it will close its clinical labs and blood-test centers and cut more than 40 percent of its staff. Theranos says it is shifting [more...]

Rainbow Seed Fund Invests in AgPlus Diagnostics

October 2, 2016

Rainbow Seed Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on promising technologies developed at the UK’s largest publicly funded research facilities and campuses, today announces its investment into AgPlus Diagnostics, a technology [more...]

Detecting Emotions With Wireless Signals

September 26, 2016

Left to right: PhD student Fadel Adib, PhD student Mingmin Zhao, and Professor Dina Katabi pose with their EQ-Radio device, which can detect emotion using wireless signals (Image Photo: Jason Dorfman/MIT CSAIL) As many a relationship book [more...]

Microfluidic Fuel Cells on Paper

September 12, 2016

Instrument-free point-of-care diagnostic devices could be taken to the next level with the development of microfluidic fuel cells on paper.Paper is cheap, biodegradable, thin and flexible, making it an ideal base material for single-use [more...]

Unlocking DNA and Cancer Mysteries Using Nanopores

September 12, 2016

Cancer thrives when mutated cells undergo frequent division. Most anti-cancer drugs work by inserting themselves in between the DNA base pairs that encode our genetic information. This process is known as intercalation, and it can result [more...]
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