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Unwanted Particles In Water And Food Identified With New Microfluidic Chip
2013-06-20 09:05:53

Virginia Tech A new process for making a three-dimensional microstructure that can be used in the analysis of cells could prove useful in counterterrorism measures and in water and food safety concerns. The research, conducted by members of Virginia Tech's Microelectromechanical Systems Laboratory (MEMS) Laboratory in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the focus of a recent article in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' Journal of...

Detecting Disease Using Smartphone Accessory
2013-06-04 12:34:27

The Optical Society New plug-in optical sensor could be used for in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer linked to AIDS As antiretroviral drugs that treat HIV have become more commonplace, the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer linked to AIDS, has decreased in the United States. The disease, however, remains prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, where poor access to medical care and lab tests only compound the problem. Now, Cornell University engineers have created...

Faster Disease Diagnosis With New Single Virus Detection Techniques
2013-05-30 15:36:09

The Optical Society To test the severity of a viral infection, clinicians try to gauge how many viruses are packed into a certain volume of blood or other bodily fluid. This measurement, called viral load, helps doctors diagnose or monitor chronic viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. However, the standard methods used for these tests are only able to estimate the number of viruses in a given volume of fluid. Now two independent teams have developed new optics-based methods for...

2013-05-28 23:01:39

The total market for global molecular diagnostics is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6% from 2013 through 2018 to reach nearly $36.5 billion by 2018. The fastest-growing segment of the DNA diagnostics market is the biochip/lab-on-a-chip (LOAC) market, which was valued at $1.7 billion in 2012, it is projected to increase at a CAGR of 17% to reach $4.6 billion by 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 In 2012, the global DNA diagnostics market was valued at...

2013-02-17 23:00:41

“BioMEMS” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Reports says market is expected to reach $6.6B by 2018 Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Microsystem devices have become increasingly visible in the Healthcare market by serving as solutions adapted to the requirements of various applications. The usefulness of these devices is two-fold: for one, they improve medical device performance for the patient; and secondly, they offer competitive...

Creating A Biochemistry Lab On A Chip
2013-02-12 20:59:45

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening. Using micro-fabrication techniques and incorporating a unique design of transistor-based heating, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are further advancing the use of silicon transistor and electronics into chemistry and biology for...

2013-01-25 10:14:31

Mobile device can easily be used in remote areas around the world Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records–10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic...


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Lab on a Chip
2012-04-29 22:56:20

Lab on a Chip is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published bi-weekly (24 issues per year) by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It was established in 2001 and hosts RSC’s other publications: Highlights in Chemical Technology and Highlights in Chemical Biology. The editor-in-chief is Harp Minhas. Lab on a Chip publishes original primary research and review articles on any aspect of miniaturization at the micro and nano scale. It covers a variety of disciplines including chemistry,...

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