October 31, 2009

To get a better handle on what’s happening in commercial microfluidics / lab-on-a-chip / BioMEMS, I’ve started putting together a list of companies worldwide specializing in those areas. Sometimes the definition of lab-on-a-chip can be fuzzy; some companies also work o...

October 29, 2009

I’ve been playing with Twitter over the past few months, trying to see what it’s about, who’s using it and how. In all this time I’ve encountered only a handful of Twitterers who regularly mention microfluidics (although there are many who cover nanotechnology).  Searc...

October 28, 2009

In the last decade, a ton of work has been done in cancer nanotechnology, with over 2500 articles published since the 80s, entire conferences devoted to the topic, and products already launched, such as the nanoparticle paclitaxel drug Abraxane. Of the 74 nanoparticle...

October 15, 2009

Prototype microfluidics are costly, time-consuming to build, and difficult to use

It can take a lot of time to design, build, and test a custom microfluidic device from scratch. Not only does the chip itself need to be created, but packaging, controllers, pumps, and opt...

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