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....

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...

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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