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2011-01-26 10:45:54

By Emil Venere, Purdue University Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make "microfluidic" devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis. The innovation represents a way to enhance commercially available diagnostic devices that use paper-strip assays like those that test for diabetes and pregnancy. "With current systems that use paper test strips you can measure things like pH or blood sugar, but you can't perform more complex chemical assays,"...

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2011-01-21 09:46:04

Microfluidics Lab at Harvard provides new core facility for undergraduate teaching With little more than a conventional photocopier and transparency film, anyone can build a functional microfluidic chip. A local Cambridge high school physics teacher invented the process; now, thanks to a new undergraduate teaching lab at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), students will be able explore microfluidics and its applications. The Microfluidics Lab, developed by Dr. Anas...

2011-01-10 13:38:46

Next step will turn blood testing into a smartphone application While most blood tests require shipping a vial of blood to a laboratory for analysis and waiting several days for the results, a new device invented by a team of engineers and students at the University of Rhode Island uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device that provides results in less than 30 minutes. "This development is a big step in point-of-care diagnostics, where testing can be performed in a clinic, in a...

2010-11-30 19:14:39

Universal microfluidics connector could find broad use Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices. They hope that the "fit to flow" interface will become as ubiquitous as the USB interface for computer peripherals. UC Davis filed a provisional patent on the invention Nov. 1. A paper describing the devices was published online Nov. 25 by the journal Lab on a Chip. "We...

2010-11-01 02:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan Award underlines Capilix's Excellence in Technology Innovation. The 2010 European Water Quality Sensors Technology Innovation Award therefore is presented to Capilix. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) In order to reduce the number of different sensors located in a measurement probe, water monitoring systems require a unique technology. "The...

2010-10-28 06:00:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., today announced several developments supporting the advancement of its integrated microfluidics platform designed to dramatically decrease the time, complexity and cost of conducting DNA testing. These include presentations at two key scientific meetings, as well as the issuance of a new patent relating to separation technology that supports and further strengthens ZyGEM's intellectual property portfolio. "These...

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2010-10-08 11:25:00

"Better and faster results!" is the clarion call for scientists and engineers to continually strive to improve their research tools. Of the tools used to study material structures at the atomic and molecular scales, there is none finer than Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and its daughter technology Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  Now, the latest development from the research group of one of the world's foremost authorities on NMR/MRI technology promises NMR/MRI results...

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2010-09-29 21:45:58

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus"”a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs). These "nano-LEDs" may one day have their light-emission abilities put to work serving miniature devices such as nanogenerators or lab-on-a-chip systems.Nanowires typically are "grown" by the controlled deposition of...

2010-09-17 13:28:54

Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto "nanosprings" "“ a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ability to maximize surface area in microreactors. The findings, announced in the journal Biotechnology Progress, may open the door to important new nanotech applications in production of pharmaceuticals, biological sensors, biomedicine or other areas. "Nanosprings are a fairly new...

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2010-09-01 21:23:18

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex viscosity measurements"”critical data for a wide variety of fields dealing with things that have to flow"”on sample sizes as small as a few nanoliters. Currently a table-top prototype, the NIST rheometer could be a particularly valuable tool for biotechnologists studying minute quantities of complex materials that must function in confined...


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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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