October 28, 2011

Quick video of Patrick Beattie from Diagnostics for All explaining how they’re using low-cost paper microfluidics to save lives at birth in the developing world. Specifically, DFA is developing a test for anemia and hyper/hypoglycemia, and a test for proteinuria to det...

October 27, 2011

Last week we heard more from Eileen Bartholomew of the XPRIZE Foundation about the anticipated 2012 announcement of the Tricorder XPRIZE. Named after the universal medical diagnostic from Star Trek, the device should allow consumers to diagnose themselves, enabling peo...

October 25, 2011

A-B. Microfluidic perfusion device. C. Microfluidic perfusion systems use flow to fine-tune the relative significance of convection, diffusion, and reaction.

 

Exciting to see the work of Dr. Katarina Blagovic from the Voldman group at MIT published inPLoS ONE last month...

October 23, 2011

Fantastic to hear about a new, substantial U.S. government funding effort in microfluidics research! Last month a joint effort between the NIH, DARPA, and the FDA was announced to develop human-on-chip platforms to test drug candidates more efficiently and accurately....

October 14, 2011

In foreign language learning, there’s a concept called false friends — words that seem so familiar you’re tricked into thinking you know what they mean. But in reality they mean something different. For example, in German and Scandinavian languages the word “gift” does...

October 6, 2011

Just came across this MICROmanufacturing Magazine interview with Wyss Institute Founding Director, Don Ingber, about their microfluidic organ-on-a-chip work led by Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh. Interesting to see the interview delve into a manufacturing question, highlig...

October 4, 2011

 On-Q-ity CSO and Interim President, Walt Carney (right). Example of size-selective gradient chip design (left).

 

Thanks to Bruce Booth for mentioning this article in Drug Discovery Today by Walt Carney, Chief Scientific Officer and Interim President of On-Q-ity.  We’ve...

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