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Market Reports
Mobile Technology In The Lab Trends 2015
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on the use of mobile technology to monitor and control of lab instruments and automated systems carried out in April 2015.
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) Market Report 2013
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the CTC and CSC markets as they are evolving rapidly.
Single Cell Omics 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries.
Nanotechnology in Healthcare: Market outlook for applications, tools and materials, and 40 company profiles
Business Insights

The advent of healthcare nanotechnology has had a vast impact on the fields of drug delivery and diagnostics. Its role in healthcare is very important in terms of eradicating diseases, especially in the treatment of cancer. Advanced technological developments in coatings and implants using nanotechnology are expected to boost the scope of the market in various applications.
Single Cell Analysis 2010: the New Frontier for 'Omics Market Report
Select Biosciences Ltd

Successful conversion of opportunity to profit requires a detailed understanding of this emerging market. Single-Cell Analysis 2010: the New Frontier for ’Omics explains the key technologies, applications, unmet needs and trends. The 128-page report includes a survey of more than 300 participants, interviews with 5 leading experts, analyses of 25 companies and 16 academic programs and a 5-by-7 quantitative market model of technologies and applications.
Multiplexed Diagnostics 2010
Select Biosciences Ltd

The multiplexed diagnostics market has grown rapidly and generated sales of approximately $2.4 billon in 2009, but is now balanced on multiple tipping points.
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Automated Low Volume Dispensing Trends
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Blood-brain Barrier on a Chip
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have developed a microfluidic device to study the blood-brain barrier.
'Lab on the Skin' for Sweat Analysis
Northwestern University researchers develop a low-cost wearable electronic device that collects and analyzes sweat for health monitoring.
Peer Review is in Crisis, But Should be Fixed, Not Abolished
After the time to get the science done, peer review has become the slowest step in the process of sharing studies, and some scientists have had enough.
Making Every Cell Matter
New method for encapsulating single cells within microgels could boost efficacy of cell-based therapies and tissue engineering.
Modelling Cigarette Effects with Airway-on-a-Chip
An instrument that smokes cigarettes like a human, and delivers whole smoke to the air space of microfluidic human airway chips, enables new insights into how non-smokers and COPD patients respond to smoke.
Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research
New robotic cleaning technique allows pipettes used in patch-clamping to be re-used up to 11 or more times.
Lab-on-a-Chip to Help Detect Cancer
In this podcast, we speak to Gustavo Stolovitsky to learn about his career and the work he is doing at IBM Research.
First Entirely 3D-printed Organ-on-a-Chip with Integrated Sensors
New approach to manufacturing may allow researchers to rapidly design organs-on-chips that match the properties of a specific disease or individual patient's cells.
3D-Printing in Science: Conference Co-Staged with LABVOLUTION
LABVOLUTION 2017 will have an added highlight of a simultaneous conference, "3D-Printing in Science".
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Labcyte, Notable Labs Collaborate
Collaboration aims to apply functional cancer cell screening to help clinicians individualize patient care.
Thermo, Hamilton Storage Collaborate
Thermo and Hamilton Storage collaborate on new Thermo Scientific Decapper, giving users flexibility with a seamless switch between tube and rack types.
Eppendorf Acquires Calibration Technology
Acquisition will allow Eppendorf to expand it's service presence into Ireland.
InSphero Scientist Receives 3Rs Award for Microtissue-based Body on a Chip System
Dr. Olivier Frey has received the 2016 IQ Consortium and AAALAC International Global 3Rs Award for work on MPS to reduce animal-based drug testing.
Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Video Competition Winner Cooks up a Treat
Enrica's winning entry was a recipe for a 'Micropillars Chocolate Cake', providing an imaginative yet informative explanation of how micropillar electrodes are created and used to monitor the passage of single cells.
smartLAB 2017: For Tomorrow’s Intelligent Laboratories
smartLAB 2017 will be held 16-18 May at LABVOLUTION along side BIOTECHNICA life sciences show.
10x Genomics, SCRUM Collaborate
Collaboration aims to bring the Chromium™ System and associated products to the rapidly expanding Japanese market.
TTP Labtech, UC San Diego Collaborate
Collaboration aims to accelerate single cell genomics research.
Tecan to Acquire SPEware Corporation
Tecan Group has announced the acquisition of SPEware Corpaoration with a base cash purchase of $50 million.
Owlstone Medical Makes Appointments to Senior Team
Owlstone Medical has announced Chris Hodkinson, Dr Marc van der Schee and Hamilton Scanlon have been appointed in the company.

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Preparation of Photonic Biosensors by Inkjet Printing Technology
a AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Health & Environment Department, Molecular Diagnostics, Vienna, Austria b ams AG, Unterpremstätten, Austria c University o

In order to enable local functionalization of label-free optical waveguide biosensors in a cost effective mass-fabrication compatible manner, we investigate surface modification employing inkjet printing of functional polymers and UV-curable benzophenone dextran.
Microfluidic extrusion of cell-laden hydrogel fibers for 3D-Bioprinting
CLNS - iit@Sapienza - Viale Regina Elena 291 - 00161 - Roma

An overview on how the incorporation of microfluidic platforms in 3D-bioprinters can open new routes in the creation of heterogeneous, tissue-specific bio-constructs and in the high-throughput screening of bioinks compositions for regenerative medicine and in vitro tissue modeling.
Magnetically Manipulated Sample Handling System on Digital Microfluidic Platforms
1Department of Electrical Engineering, C.E.M, Kolaghat, West Bengal 721171, India 2Department of Power Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700098, India

Herein we present a proof of concept demonstration of magnetic manipulation of an immiscible, microliter-scale ferrofluid droplet over a thin aqueous film on a solid substrate, using an array of square electromagnets.
Rapid electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for protein detection in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) Protobios OÜ, Tallinn, Estonia

We present results in rapid solution impedance spectroscopy to detect protein interactions (antibody-antigen) in human serum. Two different serum-antibody mixtures are measured in cuvettes, interfaced with screen-printed electrodes to determine whether the experimental setup can detect differences in composition.
Finite element modelling for the optimization of temperature control in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) SelfDiagnostics Deutschland GmbH, Leipzig, Germany

The presented finite element model aims to help in the development of Lab-on-a-Chip devices which require temperature control. The model simulates the thermal system in such devices to enable in silico validation of designs and geometry optimization, and aims to be a versatile tool supporting multiple temperature control methods.
Finite element modelling for the optimization of temperature control in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) SelfDiagnostics Deutschland GmbH, Leipzig, Germany

The presented finite element model aims to help in the development of Lab-on-a-Chip devices which require temperature control. The model simulates the thermal system in such devices to enable in silico validation of designs and geometry optimization, and aims to be a versatile tool supporting multiple temperature control methods.

Development of an Integrated Paper-based Molecular Diagnostic Platform
Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, UB8 3PH

The poster describes a modular development of a paper-based molecular diagnostic device and the latest results obtained from a proof-of-concept device.
Advanced Microfluidic Mixing Device for the Study of Macromolecule Dynamics
Department of Biomedical, IIT Hyderabad

We have developed and characterized a micro-fluidic mixer to study the macro-molecule dynamics such as kinetics of protein folding, DNA sequencing, single molecule study and detection etc. on a micro-second timescale. Numerical simulation has been performed to analyse the study of mixing performance of micro-fluidics channel.
A combined cell placement and migration assay device for cancer cell anti-migration drug screening
1) The Ohio State University, Biomedical Engineering, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2) CEIT and Tecnun (University of Navarra), Manuel de Lardizábal 15, 20018 San Sebastián, Spain, 3) Centro de Ingeniería Biom

We have developed a microfluidic device capable of hydrodynamically trapping cells over polymer lines which encourage 1D migration based on topographical cues. These lines have been fabricated with both femtosecond laser ablation and dewetting/stamping. This type of precise control will allow precise microfluidic assessment of potential drug targets to limit cancer cell migration.
Microelectrode For Microdroplet Activity: A Survey on Design
Micro and Nano Electronic Systems Unit (MiNES), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400 Serdang, Selangor. MALAYSIA.

Electrowetting basic operation is by having the microdroplet activity based on the electric field generated from the active microelectrodes that are designed and fabricated on the glass or pcb substrate. The design of the microelectrode can affect the result of the microdroplet movement, direction, size and etc. In this work, a few comparisons on the effectiveness from different electrode shapes have been made.
Application Notes
Integrating Automation and DOE to Streamline and Accelerate Quality by Design Activities for Process Chemistry
Unchained Labs

Unchained Labs' tools translate complex experiments into executable methods.
Monitoring Saccharomyces Cerevisiea Growth with Bright Field Microscopy in Real Time
BioTek Instruments, Inc.

Strains of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiea serve critical roles in the production of many different products including food staples, medicines, and biofuels. The ability to obtain the desired product reliably and repeatedly requires careful monitoring of not only the input materials, but the growth of the yeast strain during the process.
Automated Low-volume DNA Normalisation and NGS Library Prep for Single-cell Analysis
ttp labtech

This application note presents data from Prof. Stephen Quake’s lab, Stanford University, USA on the use of TTP Labtech’s automated low-volume liquid handlers for miniaturising DNA normalisation and library prep volumes for singlecell analysis.
Using the µEncapsulator 1 to Capture Single Cells in Droplets with Beads
Dolomite

In order to simplify high throughput single cell methods, Dolomite has developed the µEncapsulator 1 System, a compact module that simply and securely holds a droplet generating chip, convenient sample reservoirs, and an output reservoir
Microbial Detection and Quantification Using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific®
Douglas Scientific

Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) is a powerful tool for the quantification of microorganisms and are used in many fields. In this study commercially available microbial NAT kits were successfully miniaturized from 20 µL to 1.6 µL reaction volumes using the IntelliQube. The IntelliQube delivers efficient and economical high throughput sample processing for microbial qPCR applications.
Evaluation of a New Accurate, Automated and Cost-effective Approach for the Analysis of Pharmacologically Important Copy Number Variation
Douglas Scientific

The IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific® is designed to address the need for accurate and reliable results for studies such as CNV determination.
Formation of Monodispersed Microbubbles
Dolomite

This application note describes how the Mitos P-Pump can be used in combination with the Droplet Junction Chip to produce monodispersed gas bubbles.
Gas Bubble Generation in Water using Dolomite's Small Droplet System
Dolomite

This application note describes a hydrodynamic flow-focussing based system for the monodisperse formation of nitrogen bubbles using the Small Quartz Droplet Chip based Small Droplet System.
Quantifying µ-Scale Mixing Time of Sodium Hydroxide and Phenolphthalein Using Dolomite's Micromixer System
Dolomite

This application note evaluates mixing using a rapid chemical reaction causing a colour change as the indicator of mixing.
Introduction to Mixing and Droplet Production in Microfluidics using Dolomite's Educational Microfluidic System
Dolomite

This application note introduces researchers to fundamental fluid operations in microfluidics using Dolomite's Educational Microfluidic System.
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