Micronit, a Dutch fab house that has been engaged in microfluidics for over a decade, has a new and very user-friendly à la carte prototyping service for the microfluidics research and product development community called Miproto. A prospective customer need only define the basics of their device, i.e. material type, basic processing on each substrate, […]
New research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Harvard Medical School, published in Lab on a Chip, shows a microfabricated cardiac sensing platform that can monitor tissue adhesion, electrophysiology and contractility on a single device. It’s used to test the effectiveness of new cardiac drugs. Human heart cells are grown on the electrode-array chip, and […]
Very interesting technology from µFraction8 based at Heriot Watt University in Scotland may help address sustainable farming approaches for food, animal feed and pharmaceuticals bioproduction. Sustainable approaches can use 20x less land area. Post bioreactor dewatering comprises ~40% of the cost of bioproduction; µFraction8’s microfluidic devices can potentially reduce the cost of dewatering by 75%, […]
If you’ve visited HJC Consulting’s website before, please explore anew! You’ll notice that it has changed significantly … and hopefully very much for the better! We’ve tried to expand on what we offer and how we operate to give you a better idea of how you might be able to use us to further your […]
Looking foreward to speaking Thursday May 4th on the Alternative Careers in Chemistry Panel as part of the 31st Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference (May 3 – 5, 2017 at the University of Alberta). This is being put on by Chemical Institute of Canada, American Chemical Society & University of Alberta.
Welcome! I hope you find some of the business and technology posts here to be of interest. After April, 2017, blog posts reflect the time at which the information was originally posted, often simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. A major revision to the HJC Consulting website was pushed through in April, 2017, and reflects […]
Teresa Woodruff’s group of Northwestern University shows impressive multiplexed microfluidics mimic of the female reproductive system. Mimic is comprised of multiple connected microfluidics units and membrane pump & valves, and potentially allows for personalised drug efficacy & safety testing. See: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14584
Interesting summary of new microfluidics market report from Future Market Insights projects robust growth for next decade. PoC testing is expected to account for 33% of revenues. Contrasting somewhat with other reports, ceramics are said to be the dominant material of choice: “Ceramics segment is expected to remain dominance, accounting for over 42% market value […]
While the extent to which the Liberal Party has delivered on its many promises can be debated, it does seem to have mostly delivered on unmuzzling its goverment scientists, according to the TrudeauMeter and a MacLean’s article. This is good news for scientists, business and the whole population, IMHO.
Large collaboration led by Ali Khademhosseini at Harvard University shows slick Google Glass-controlled microfluidics pH & temperature biosensor linked to reagent delivery hardware in Nature article. Perhaps of interest to Google Glass developers & fans (Robert Stepisnik, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Charles Coltman, Polina Zabarko).