Congratulations Interface Fluidics on your Accelerate Alberta 2017 prize! I love hearing microfluidics business success stories from anywhere, but it’s also great to see an Albertan and Canadian success. 🙂 Also, nice job on your new website!
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).