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

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...

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...

March 15, 2011

This post is written by Dr. Tanya Kanigan, speaker at the March 2011 FluidicMEMS event. Tanya is originally from western Canada and received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from McGill University in Montreal. Afterwards she joined the MIT Bioinstrumentation Laboratory di...

February 10, 2011

Recently I learned about the US National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)  Technology Innovation Program (TIP) for encouraging the commercial development of new technologies. TIP was founded in 2007 and replaced the former Advanced Technology Program (ATP)...

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