Tag Archives: Microfluidics

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Microfluidics Device Close to Predict Clots in Real Time

Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a device that allows to predict if a blood sample will have a tendency to coagulate and form clots. The new technology could benefit patients with abnormal platelet function. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications. Haemostasis is […]

Nanoreactors Increase Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Yield

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an innovative cell-free protein synthesis system based on microfabricated reactors that produce therapeutic proteins on demand. The study was published in the journal Small. Cel-free protein synthesis (CFPS) technology allows producing proteins cheaply without the need of sustaining living cells. CFPS systems can be complemented […]

New Kits for Gyrolab Miniaturized Immunoassays

The leading company in automated and miniaturized immunoassays Gyros AB has launched new kits to improve workflow and increase productivity of their last devices, the Gyrolab xP workstation and Gyrolab xPlore. The new tools are the Gyrolab™ CHO-HCP and the Gyrolab Human IgG Titer Kits. The company will showcase these kits at the BPI 2015 on 26-29 October in Boston, […]

Automated Cell Culture System To Improve In Vitro Studies

  Fluidigm Corporation announced last week the CallistoTM, a microfluidic cell culture system  that can revolutionize the development of in vitro cell models. With this fully automated system, manual procedures and long hours at the bench are avoided. This will allow consistent results, homogeneity, accuracy and reproducibility of protocols, key aspects for stem cell and cell-based research. Stem cell and other cell researchers rely on complex cell culture protocols that are difficult to reproduce and result in highly […]

Smartphone Diagnosis

Quick Smartphone Based HIV Test

“There’s an app for that!” this particular sentence now holds even true for low cost STD tests on smartphones. To be technically correct, there’s an app and a microfluidic dongle that test for HIV and syphilis in less than 15 minutes. Lead by Samuel K. Sia who earlier were responsible for the mChip. The Columbia […]

Tumour-on-a-chip Device to Revolutionize Personalized Treatment for Cancer

Researchers from University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) have developed a new tumour-on-a-chip microfluidics screening platform for predicting the behaviour of nanoparticles in the living body. This new device, with a potential to revolutionize personalized cancer treatment is designed to expedite the study of behaviour and effects of nanoparticles on tumour tissue […]

Electrophoresis-Microfluidic Technique Improves DNA Recovery

Researchers at the Applied Research Associates, Inc. and National Institute of Standards and Technology have reported success in improving DNA recovery rates at optimal quantity from ridiculously small and filthy samples. This technique if validated could potentially translate into saving a lot of time. Forensic researchers and paleontologists usually spend 1-2 days trying to extract […]

Micro-mixer Challenge Open for Brainstorming on Marblar

SIMTech along with Marblar invites people to display their marbles by brainstorming for their new Micro-mixer Challenge. SIMTech has developed a new Micro-mixer for microfluidic applications that vibrates to mix the fluid streams in microchannels. By doing so, it transforms laminar flow to oscillatory flow leading to efficient mixing of two fluids to provide ideal […]