March 26, 2011

This is the second installment written by Dr. Tanya Kanigan about her experiences co-founding BioTrove, a startup based on the nanovolume array technology she and others invented at MIT (click here for part 1). BioTrove was acquired by Life Technologies in December 200...

September 13, 2010

 On-Q-ity is commercializing a microfluidic approach developed at MGH for capturing rare circulating tumor cells for quantification and analysis. Image credit: Lecia V. Sequist, Sunitha Nagrath, Mehmet Toner, Daniel A. Haber, and Thomas J. Lynch


One of the most lethal...

April 27, 2010

I’m happy to announce that Michael Vahey, a former colleague from the Voldman lab at MIT, has won this year’s Senturia Prize for his Ph.D. thesis work on a novel microfluidic technique for separating and characterizing cells according to their electrical properties. Th...

January 23, 2010

It turns out that Wikipedia has an extensive list of academic microfluidics/bioMEMS research groups worldwide. Although the list is long, there are probably many groups missing. I know this because when I first found the page, only one group from MIT was mentioned (the...

January 17, 2010

What causes cancer cells to become metastatic, moving beyond their local environment to infiltrate other parts of the body? Some researchers have called metastasis “the most dangerous event in cancer,” and many believe that a better understanding of metastasis could le...

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