July 27, 2009

In microfluidics, the search for a killer app has been on since the early 90s. Although some microfluidic products have successfully appeared on the market (e.g. inkjet printheads), microfluidics hasn’t taken the world by storm as fast as people thought it might. Over...

July 26, 2009

Last week Professor Sangeeta Bhatia was featured in a fantastic profile on NOVA’s scienceNOW. Bhatia is recognized as a pioneer in bioMEMS and directs the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at MIT. Although Bhatia’s work explores a wide range of topics...

July 18, 2009

Several years back, MIT decided to make its course materials freely available on the web. Not all materials from all courses are available, but there are several offerings in microsystems/microfluidics/BioMEMS if you’d like to construct a do-it-yourself education. For...

July 18, 2009

In grad school I often secretly wondered about the commercial potential of our microfluidics research. I’ve touched on this issue before, and Derek Lowe recently discussed what makes a technology useful in lab (many microfluidic devices are platform technologies design...

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