Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
By turning a common problem in chip manufacture into an advantage, MIT researchers produce structures only 30 atoms wide.
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, ...
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 ...
Free, open-source software enables innovation with popular but tricky lab technique
(PhysOrg.com) -- When scientists need to detect and analyze DNA, or traces of a bioweapon or maybe an environmental contaminant, there's a good chance they'll turn to a lab technique called electrophoresis—or one of its ...
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 ...
Capillary device significantly improves manufacture of quality liposomes
When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, for a research team led by scientists at the National Institute ...
New microscopy technique allows scientists to visualize cells through the walls of silicon microfluidic devices
Scientists at MIT and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have developed a new type of microscopy that can image cells through a silicon wafer, allowing them to precisely measure the size and mechanical ...
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 ...
A Lab-on-a-Chip With Moveable Channels
(PhysOrg.com) -- UC engineering researchers create tiny pools without walls with programmable microfluidic systems.
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.
Giant piezoelectric effect to improve MEMS devices
Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Institute at Penn State are part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from universities and national laboratories ...
Of microchemistry and molecules: Electronic microfluidic device synthesizes biocompatible probes
New ways to stretch DNA and other organic molecules
By taking advantage of the unique patterns generated when two immiscible fluids flow together, scientists have developed a new tool for studying tiny biomolecules.
New flexible electronics technology may lead to new medical uses
A Wayne State University researcher has developed technology that opens new possibilities for health care and medical applications of electronic devices.