August 28, 2012

One of the reasons for using microfluidic technology is to shrink large machines down into portable desktop or handheld versions. A low cost per test is often important for point-of-care (POC) or point-of-use devices, especially when intended for resource-limited setti...

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...

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...

June 30, 2011

Image source: Wyss Institute

 

 

Last month I attended the Wyss Institute’s Symposium on Microfluidics and Medicine, a fantastic gathering of some of the most influential people in microfluidics from around the world. While many speakers were from academia, it was differe...

June 28, 2011

Terrific to have Bill Rodriguez, CEO and founder of Daktari Diagnostics, speak at the FluidicMEMS gathering on May 26th sponsored by MicroPEP, where a mix of ~50 microfluidics folks in the Boston area from academia and industry gathered over food and drink to meet, exc...

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