News tagged with microfluidics

Gene Testing In the Doctors Office

(PhysOrg.com) -- A portable instrument manufactured by Nanosphere Inc. and recently approved by the FDA, can detect genetic variations in blood that alter the effectiveness of some drugs.

Dec 02, 2009 weblog
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Researchers to mimic nature's probes

The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University researchers $2 million to study ways to mimic the suction mechanism used by butterflies and moths to feed so that the same method can be used in medical diagnostics. ...

Aug 31, 2009
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Microscopic 'hands' for building tomorrow's machines

In a finding straight out of science fiction, chemical and biomolecular engineers in Maryland are describing development of microscopic, chemically triggered robotic "hands" that can pick up and move small ...

Jan 19, 2009
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