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Microfluidics News (6 articles)

New microscopic system could provide method for moving tiny objects inside a microfluidic chip

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A new microscopic system devised by researchers in MIT’s department of materials science and engineering, in collaboration with researchers in Germany and Boston University, could provide a novel method for moving tiny objects inside a microchip, and could also provide new...

Published on 14 December 2009, 13:37

New Nanochemistry Technique Encases Single Molecules in Microdroplets

Inventing a useful new tool for creating chemical reactions between single molecules, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have employed microfluidics—the manipulation of fluids at the microscopic scale—to make microdroplets that contain single...

Published on 22 September 2009, 15:13

Device being developed for on-the-spot blood analysis

A hand-held device which could offer point-of-care blood cell analysis in doctors’ surgeries is being developed by University of Southampton researchers led by Professor Hywel Morgan of ECS.The research team, which is based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science's Nano...

Published on 27 August 2009, 07:40

New microchip technology performs 1,000 chemical reactions at once

Technique may accelerate drug discovery for cancer, other diseases.Flasks, beakers and hot plates may soon be a thing of the past in chemistry labs. Instead of handling a few experiments on a bench top, scientists may simply pop a microchip into a computer and instantly run thousands of chemical...

Published on 3 August 2009, 17:25

Using high-precision laser tweezers to juggle cells

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a new method to study single cells while exposing them to controlled environmental changes. The unique method, where a set of laser tweezers move the cell around in a microscopic channel system, allows the researchers to study...

Published on 13 May 2009, 06:09

UC Santa Barbara Researchers Make Significant Advance in Cell Sorting

Santa Barbara, California, November 17, 2008-Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a cell sorting device that separates multiple  target cell types with high throughput, high purity, and near lossless recovery. Their  multitarget magnetically-activated cell sorter (MT-MACS),...

Published on 19 November 2008, 12:49