Lab on a Chip is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes original (primary) research and review articles on any aspect of miniaturisation at the micro and nano scale. Lab on a Chip is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the editor-in-chief is Harp Minhas. The journal was established in 2001 and hosts other RSC publications: Highlights in Chemical Technology and Highlights in Chemical Biology. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 6.260. Lab on a Chip publishes research at the micro- and nano-scale across a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biology, bioengineering, physics, electronics, clinical science, chemical engineering, and materials science. Lab on a Chip publishes full research papers, technical notes, urgent communications, critical and tutorial reviews, and mini-reviews.
A passive method for sorting and fixing microbeads of different sizes
Biological assays are an integral part of the researcher's toolkit in the fields of biomolecular chemistry and genomics. Microfluidic microbead systems, which consist of arrays of beads coated with an assay-specific ...
NIST's simple microfluidic devices now have valves
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly ...
Engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits
Let's say plant scientists want to develop new lines of corn that will better tolerate long stretches of hot, dry weather.
Using nanotechnology to improve the speed, efficiency and sensitivity of biosensors
(Phys.org) —Over the past half-century, biosensors have opened a new window on the physical world while revolutionizing much of modern society.
Probe allows real-time imaging of electrode-liquid electrolyte interface
(Phys.org) —A new imaging capability that provides direct probing of the solid electrode-liquid electrolyte interface enables, for the first time, a way to investigate the surface region and diffused layer ...
Picture of health: A selfie that may save your life
(Phys.org) —With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute.
Cell-detection system promising for medical research, diagnostics
(Phys.org) —Researchers are developing a system that uses tiny magnetic beads to quickly detect rare types of cancer cells circulating in a patient's blood, an advance that could help medical doctors diagnose ...
Nanofabrication: Medical sensors improve with holey gold nanostructures
Recent advances in nanotechnology are providing new possibilities for medical imaging and sensing. Gold nanostructures, for example, can enhance the fluorescence of marker dyes that are commonly used to detect ...
New prototype device recognizes electrical properties of infected cells as signatures of disease
Researchers at MIT have found a way to detect early-stage malarial infection of blood cells by measuring changes in the infected cells' electrical properties.
Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor
(Phys.org) —Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.
Non-wetting fabric drains sweat
(Phys.org) —Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis.
New system to improve DNA sequencing
(Phys.org) —A sensing system developed at Cambridge is being commercialised in the UK for use in rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, which would make the prediction and diagnosis of disease more efficient, ...
Counting white blood cells at home: Engineers lead development of a new portable counter
White blood cells, or leukocytes, are the immune system's warriors. So when an infection or disease attacks the body, the system typically responds by sending more white blood cells into the fray. This means ...
Controlling particles for directed self-assembly of colloidal crystals
(Phys.org)—Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Johns Hopkins University have developed a technique to reliably manipulate hundreds of individual micrometer-sized ...
New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-chip system ...