News tagged with microfluidics

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.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Biochemistry
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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. ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Materials Science
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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 ...

dateJan 19, 2009 in
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