Fascinating research from the Qinghuang Lin lab at IBM Research in NY, published in Nature Communications and highlighted in Cytofluidix, shows an elaborate but potentially mass-producible microfluidic and nanofluidic lab-on-a-chip device that draws DNA molecules through arrays of nanometre-sized pillars. The DNA reptation in these structure stretches the molecules out, as in gel-based electrophoretic separations […]
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A recent article by Azo Materials featured a microfluidic nanoparticle analyser product from Spectrodyne. The “nCS1” system appears to reap the benefits of precise small volume fluid manipulations in disposable microfluidic cartridges to eliminate sample cross-talk and any need for cleaning. The system is an advanced Coulter counter, and has sufficiently high resolution to allow […]
Interfacing with users and the real world is one of the many practical challenges facing any team engaged in technology-based product development. For microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip based products, this is nears the top of the list of challenges to be addressed early, starting at the duct tape/super-glue prototyping phases through to product launch. Interfaces need […]
I just read a Cytofluidix article that described an interesting new site, Metafluidics, that is acting as an open-source repository of designs and information for the microfluidics community. It’s free, and users can browse submitted designs, view blog posts where other users comment on designs, and download a design CAD file to be able to […]
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, […]
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 […]
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).