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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...]

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...]

New Technology Illuminates Microbial Dark Matter

October 29, 2017

At Stanford University, researchers have used a new microfluidic analysis system to extract 29 novel microbial genomes (the complete set of genetic material) from samples from two Yellowstone National Park hot springs. They extracted the [more...]

Single-nucleus RNA sequencing, Droplet by Droplet

September 4, 2017

Image Credit : Susanna M. Hamilton, Broad Communications Last year Broad researchers described a single-nucleus RNA sequencing method called sNuc-Seq. This system enabled researchers to study the gene expression profiles of [more...]
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