Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 13:54 EDT

Latest Lab-on-a-chip Stories

bac87792e40fd693088e2039105cf5381
2010-02-26 10:30:00

A discovery by Monash University scientists could see humble cotton thread emerge as a core material in low-cost 'lab-on-chip' devices capable of detecting diseases such as kidney failure and diabetes. In a world first, the researchers have used ordinary cotton thread and sewing needles to literally stitch together the uniquely low-cost microfluidic analytical device, which is the size of a postage stamp. Microfluidic analytical devices, which have been produced from a range of materials over...

4e534a78b77ea5de78e81de6b2ee3a821
2010-02-17 09:30:00

Scientists in Australia are reporting the first use of ordinary cotton thread and sewing needles to literally stitch together a microfluidic analytical device "” microscopic technology that can transport fluids for medical tests and other purposes in a lab-on-a-chip. The chips shrink room-sized diagnostic testing equipment down to the size of a postage stamp, and promise revolutionary applications in medicine, environmental sensing, and other areas. Their study is in ACS Applied...

59660626cd4764bc41c74fa8e1e16f841
2010-02-16 10:45:17

Scalable and reusable optical detection system boasts the sensitivity of a large microscope in a much smaller, cheaper package With a silicone rubber "stick-on" sheet containing dozens of miniature, powerful lenses, engineers at Harvard are one step closer to putting the capacity of a large laboratory into a micro-sized package. The marriage of high performance optics with microfluidics could prove the perfect match for making lab-on-a-chip technologies more practical. Microfluidics, the...

2010-01-28 19:35:49

New advances for the detection of cancer led by Rafael V. Davalos of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Science (SBES) are featured as the cover story in the January 19, 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine, "Lab on a Chip," the premier journal for researchers in microfluidics. http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/lc/index.asp Microfluidics is the behavior of fluids at the microscale level. A relatively new technology, it had already shown promise in...

2010-01-04 04:33:00

LONDON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfluidics and lab-on-chip is a field with tremendous growth potential. As it is primarily an enabling technology, coupled with the fact that this is an era of miniaturisation, which has already swept up the information and communications industry, the life sciences industry has come to realise its potential. Microelectronics provides striking opportunities for advancing biomedical research and creating new markets for the medical sciences industry. (Logo:...

a7bf587d8fc266ba9236e69512cc42821
2009-11-18 13:46:08

The goal of an integrated, miniaturized laboratory analysis system, also known as a "lab-on-a-chip," is simple: sample in, answer out. However, researchers wanting to use these microfluidic devices to analyze complex solutions containing particulates or other contaminating materials often find that the first part of the process isn't so easy. Effective sample preparation from these solutions can be laborious, expensive and time-consuming, involving complicated laboratory methods that must be...

2009-11-17 13:58:00

ZURICH, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have created a one-step point-of-care-diagnostic test, based on an innovative silicon chip, that requires less sample volume, is significantly faster, portable, easy to use, and can test for many diseases, including one of world's leading causes of death, cardiovascular disease*. The results are so quick and accurate that a small sample of a patient's serum or blood, could be tested immediately following a heart attack, to...

937c6ebfe788e453f29044c9742e7cc6
2009-11-04 11:19:04

It's no bigger than a stamp packet but it has the potential to allow rapid development of a new generation of drugs and genetic engineering organisms, and to better control in-vitro fertilization. Engineering researchers at McMaster University have fabricated a palm-sized, automated, micro-injector that can insert proteins, DNA and other biomolecules into individual cells at volumes exponentially higher than current procedures, and at a fraction of the cost. This will allow scientists to...

2009-08-27 10:55:46

Johns Hopkins University engineers are using Lego blocks to visualize the nanoscale behavior of particles, cells and molecules too small to be seen. The researchers said they arrange Lego pieces shaped like pegs to re-create microscopic activity taking place inside lab-on-a-chip devices at a scale they can more easily observe. Scientists said lab-on-a-chip devices, also known as microfluidic arrays, are commonly used to sort tiny samples by size, shape or composition, but the minuscule forces...

5c423ef5699aa0d2980db3710abe51df1
2009-08-26 09:50:00

Researchers in Singapore are reporting development of a new electronic sensor that shows promise as a faster, less expensive, and more practical alternative than tests now used to detect DNA. Such tests are done for criminal investigation, disease diagnosis, and other purposes. The new lab-on-a-chip test could lead to wider, more convenient use of DNA testing, the researchers say. Their study is scheduled for the Sept. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a weekly...


Latest Lab-on-a-chip Reference Libraries

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,...

More Articles (1 articles) »