September 30, 2011

Pharyx is a recent microbioreactor startup spun out of Rajeev Ram’s group at MIT and founded by Harry Lee and Paolo Boccazzi. They’ve been around for a few years and won a Phase I SBIR grant in 2008 ($200,000) and Phase II award in 2009 ($750,000) to develop microbiore...

September 29, 2011

Since I’m located in Boston, it’s easy to get surrounded by Massachusetts-based efforts to promote innovation. But it’s also great to see similar efforts in others locations.  For example, I ran across this 2009 report on microfluidics research in New York State publis...

September 27, 2011

Diagnostics For All liver test chip. (Image credit: New York Times)


Diagnostics For All and their paper microfluidic liver tests were featured yesterday in the New York Times as part of its “Small Fixes” series. The series focuses on low-cost innovations for the develo...

September 22, 2011

Recently I’ve been wondering if microfluidics is a “stealth” technology that will be adopted quietly, with most people never realizing that a device they use has a microfluidic component, and without recognizing terms like “microfluidic,” “lab on a chip,” or “bioMEMS.”...

September 14, 2011

Terrific to see CytonomeST’s CSO Lydia Villa-Komaroff win a 2011 WEST Leadership Awardearlier this summer.  CytonomeST is a Boston-area startup developing a clinical-grade, optical, microfluidic cell sorter.


On the WEST site I ran across this interview w...

September 10, 2011

Possibly the biggest recent news — PerkinElmer buying Caliper Life Sciences!  As a Bostonian, it’s great to see Caliper being bought by another Massachusetts-based company.  More from the past few weeks:

  • Sept 8 2011: PerkinElmer buys Caliper Life Sciences for $...

September 10, 2011

Cantaloupes are especially susceptible to contamination since microbes find it easy to live on their textured rinds. (Image credit: Brandon Quester/News21)


Could microfluidic technology help deliver safer food?  While most lab-on-a-chip devices are aimed at the medical...

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