September 3, 2012

Are you curious about the rapidly growing field of paper microfluidics?  Or maybe you’re already in the field and want to meet up with others doing the same?  Are you already planning to visit Boston this fall for MRS and building your itinerary?


Then ch...

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...

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...

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...

September 26, 2010

Image credit: BIO Ventures for Global Health


0In the past few years, more diagnostics companies have been directing efforts toward global health. Many are hoping to tap into the “boomerang effect” — the concept that cheap technologies optimized for the developing world...

April 16, 2010

I’m currently reading Daniel Pink’s Free Agent Nation, which discusses how the availability of technology has enabled people to do certain types of work (e.g. software development, graphic design) from their homes as part of a modern cottage industry.  It got me thinki...

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