Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales: Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes
Imagine if you could drink a glass of water just by inserting a solid wire into it and sucking on it as though it were a soda straw. It turns out that if you were tiny enough, that method would work just fine—and wouldn't ...
Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
By turning a common problem in chip manufacture into an advantage, MIT researchers produce structures only 30 atoms wide.
New lab-on-chip advance uses low-cost, disposable paper strips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make "microfluidic" devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis.
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.
Producing hyperpolarized xenon gas on a microfluidic chip
(Phys.org) —While big machines were once the stuff that scientific dreams are made of, analytical spectroscopy instrumentation has trended to smaller products that are portable, affordable, and fit into ...
Lab-on-a-chip technology gets a flexible upgrade
Microfluidic devices move liquids through tiny, hair-sized pathways carved into glass slides and have distinct advantages over traditional laboratories when it comes to medical diagnostics. At these reduced ...
An all-glass lab-on-a-chip
Lab-on-a-chip devices are microfluidic cells that incorporate pipes, reaction vessels, valves and a host of other implements typically found in laboratories. These components are typically carved into a flat ...
A Lab-on-a-Chip With Moveable Channels
(PhysOrg.com) -- UC engineering researchers create tiny pools without walls with programmable microfluidic systems.
New instrument will quickly detect botulinum, ricin, other biothreat agents
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and ...
Laser adds extra dimension to lab-on-chip
(PhysOrg.com) -- A European research project has shown how to build optical sensors directly into the structure of labs-on-chips. The breakthrough paves the way for on-the-spot medical diagnostics.
Microfluidic integrated circuit could help enable home diagnostic tests (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- As a way to simplify lab-on-a-chip devices that could offer quicker, cheaper and more portable medical tests, University of Michigan researchers have created microfluidic integrated circuits.
The butterfly effect in nanotech medical diagnostics
Tiny metallic nanoparticles that shimmer in the light like the scales on a butterfly's wing are set to become the color-change components of a revolutionary new approach to point-of-care medical diagnostics, according to ...
Novel connector uses magnets for leak-free microfluidic devices
Like other users of microfluidic systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology researcher Javier Atencia was faced with an annoying engineering problem: how to simply, reliably and most of all, tightly, ...
Micromagnetic-microfluidic device could quickly pull pathogens from the bloodstream
Sepsis, an infection of the blood, can quickly overwhelm the body's defenses and is responsible for more than 200,000 deaths per year in the U.S. alone. Premature newborns and people with weakened immune systems are especially ...