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Organ-on-a-chip: a New Model of Microfluidic Chip

April 22, 2018

Cells in a microwell and their growth after two days of perfusion  An organ-on-a-chip is a microfluidic device with continuously perfused chambers in which cells are cultured to obtain functional units that mimic organ functions. The [more...]

Acoustic Waves Direct Particles in Microchannels

March 4, 2018

Drug development, artificial tissue design, and the study of intercellular communication are just some of the applications that rely on the precise control of particles or cells in microfluidic devices. By manipulating the fluid motion, [more...]

Nanofluidics – Recent Progress

January 22, 2018

Nanofluidics is the study and application of fluids in and around geometries with nanoscale characteristic dimensions. The field of nanofluidics is not brand-new. Some issues associated with nanoscale fluidics have been occasionally dealt [more...]

Lab-grown Kidney Helps Test New Drugs

January 22, 2018

Figure 1 Draper designed PREDICT-96 so that researchers can easily integrate it into existing lab automation and screening tools. Drug use is extensive in the intensive care units of many hospitals, and although lifesaving, the practice is [more...]

IDEX Corporation to Acquire thinXXS Microtechnology AG

December 13, 2017

IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) announced today the acquisition of thinXXS Microtechnology AG; a leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microfluidic components serving the point of care, veterinary, and life science markets. Located in [more...]

Vibrating Sensors Could Identify Blood Biomarkers

December 2, 2017

Purdue University researchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect a myriad of diseases, infections and different medical conditions at early stages. [more...]
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