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Webcasts
Webcast - Labs, Cells and Organs on a ChipLabs, Cells and Organs on a Chip
Albert van den Berg, University of Twente, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress Agenda 2014.
Webcast - Lab-on-DVD: A Novel Platform for Point of Care DiagnosticsLab-on-DVD: A Novel Platform for Point of Care Diagnostics
Aman Russom, Royal Institute of Technology, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress 2014.

Market Reports
Cell Analysis Market by Instruments, Consumables & Application - Global Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global cell analysis market is a technology-driven market and is marked by the ?Threat of Obsolescence,? wherein technologies as well as their adoption by end users changes very rapidly. Hospitals, academic and government institutes, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are increasing their focus on using cell analysis as a powerful research tool in research, drug discovery, and diagnosis.
Analysis of Global Biochips Industry, 2012-2018
Axis Research Mind

The report ‘Analysis of Global Biochips Industry, 2012-2018’ reviews the latest biochips market trends with a perceptive attempt to disclose the near-future growth prospects. An in-depth analysis on a geographic basis provides strategic business intelligence for life science sector investments.
Biomarkers
RI Technologies

This report on focuses on the different types of biomarkers and their impact on various disease areas. The study also provides global market analysis for biomarkers by disease area and by prominent biomarker identification technologies.
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.
Scientific News
New Advance in Cryopreservation Could Change Management of World Blood Supplies
Engineers have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions.
Stanford Engineers Discover How to Record the Forensic History of Chemical Contaminations in Water
An invention called a time capsule is a tiny chemistry lab designed to take a fingerprint of contamination and also disclose when it occurred.
Wallet-Sized Labs The Next Big Thing
RMIT researchers are developing inexpensive, portable toxicology laboratories so small you could fit them in your wallet.
Up-close Look at Cancer on the Move
Microscopic view of metastasis could give insight about how to keep cancer in check.
A Medical Lab For The Home
Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors.
Detecting Prostate Cancer With a Microfluidic Device
Innovative device detects prostate cancer, kidney disease on the spot.
Hello? Sweat and a Smartphone Could Become The Hot New Health Screening
A new article highlighting UC research reveals how sweat and microfluidics can pinpoint and help dodge potential health issues for everyone from athletes to preemies.
New 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Could Revolutionize Early Diagnosis of Cancer
Faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis.
How Fluid Flow Influences Neuron Growth
A University of Texas at Arlington team exploring how neuron growth can be controlled in the lab and, possibly, in the human body has published a new paper in Nature Scientific Reports on how fluid flow could play a significant role.
‘Tissue Chip’ to Screen Neurological Toxins
UW-Madison team are developing a faster, more affordable way to screen for neural toxins.
Business News
Analytik Now Represent Microfluidics Corporation in the UK and Ireland
Partnership with Microfluidics Corporation for distribution and support of their Microfluidizer® fluid processors.
Capillary Film Technology Receives £1 Million Funding
Funding to develop a point-of-care acute coronary syndrome diagnostic.
NanoCellect’s Wolf Cell Sorter Attracts Additional $2.8m From NIH
Grant will support development of NanoCellect’s flow cytometry technology.
Easier Access to US Market
Representatives of micro- and nanotechnology industry are in favour of TTIP.
LabSmith Announces Distribution Agreement with JFE Shoji Electronics
Agreement to distribute LabSmith’s products into the microfluidics life sciences market in Japan.
University of Waterloo Awarded Four Canada Research Chairs
New and renewed Canada Research Chair appointments are worth $2.9 million in funding.
MIMETAS Raises 5.2 Million Dollar For Organ-on-a-Chip
MIMETAS B.V. has raised 5.2 million Dollar to fund its expansion as a global leader in organ-on-a-chip technology.
Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Launch Productizing Science® Competition 2015
Competition offers the opportunity to take advantage of Dolomite’s invaluable commercial expertise and in-depth understanding of the international microfluidics market.
Hurel® Corporation Completes Investment from Johnston Associates
Biotech investment veteran Robert F. Johnston joins Hurel investor group.
EKF Molecular and Massachusetts General Hospital Collaborate
Research collaboration to confirm clinical utility of PointMan™ and CTC-iChip technologies for non-invasive cancer diagnosis and monitoring.

Events
SLAS2015
07 Feb 2015
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Pittcon 2015
08 Mar 2015
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Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics
17 Mar 2015
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Circulating Biomarkers World C
23 Mar 2015
Circulating Biomarkers World C ...

ePosters
Microelectrodes for Microdroplet Motion Based On Electrowetting: A Review on Design
Micro and Nano Electronic Systems Unit (MiNES), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang Selangor.

The technology is growing rapidly whereby the researchers all over the world have discovered the smaller scale of technology. In micro-nanotechnology, the microfluidic manipulation become useful in many field of applications and one of the most advanced method is electrowetting. The observation and review on the design of microelectrode for droplet motion based on electrowetting with different shapes, sizes and fabrication regarding on the different application are hereby reported.
Real Time Dual-Channel Multiplex SERS Ultradetection
University of Cambridge

Real time On-line multiplex SERS detection in a microfluidic device.
Flow Enhancement and Dynamic of Microfluidic Base Biosensor
University Malaysia Pahang

The design of new biosesnor base on microfluidic system is presented. The design is consist of two chips, Microchannels chip and electrodes chip. By varying the size and optimizing the microchannels and electrode, the sensitivity of the biosensor will increase.
Novel Approaches to High-throughput Measurements of Replicative Lifespan in Yeast by Microfluidic Size Sorting and Genetic Engineering
HTW Berlin, Dept. Life Science Engineering, Berlin, Germany

Development of a high-throughput screen utilizing a microfluidic device and a linearly growing yeast strain to simultaneously test the influence of various drugs on the replicative lifespan of yeast.
Significant Increase of Sensitivity on Rapid Influenza Antigen Assays Using Silver Amplification Immunochromatography.
1) Department of Laboratory Medicine and Central Clinical Laboratory, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama 224-8503, Japan 2) Department of Pediatrics, Showa University Northern Yokoh

We have developed a new rapid bed-side assay system for in vitro diagnosis of infectious diseases, using “silver amplification method”, an application of photography-developing technology. The automatic analyzer brings results in fifteen minutes, enhancing sensitivity up to 1000 times compared to the conventional immunochromatography. We applied the technology for diagnosis of hospitalized children. The analyzer was useful for rapid and precise diagnosis of influenza A and B.
Low-cost Electrochemical Microfluidic Immunoarrays for Cancer Diagnostics
Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 55 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269

This poster describes the development and validation of a simple, low-cost, semi-automated microfluidic device for cancer biomarker protein detection to aid in cancer diagnosis and therapy monitoring.
Design and Evaluation of High Definition Probe for HPV genotyping Microarray
Labgenomics Co., Republic of Korea

To improve the sensitivity and specificity of the HPV DNA Microarray, we adopted triple oligonucleotide probes for each targets and selected these probes not to have higher similarity of 75% with each others. These triple probes have shown 10 ~ 100 times higher sensitivities with comparable specificities than the conventional HPV DNA microarray of single oligonuclotide probe.

Micro array of Ag-AgCl electrodes for cellular stimulation and sensing
*Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, UNAM. **Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, UNAM.

Silver-Silver Chloride is investigated as a fabrication material of planar microelectrodes for sensing and stimulation of excitable cells. A theoretical design method is presented. The platform was tested for different excitable tissue confirming its feasibility.
Low Cost EIS Methodology to Characterize Microelectrode Arrays used in Biological Applications
*Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM. ** CICTA, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México. ***Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM.

Diagnostics of electrochemical impedance in micro electrodes for biological potentials measurements is essential. A low cost EIS methodology to characterize microelectrode arrays in contact with cellular medium is presented, and results are validated by comparing them to a commercial system.
A Novel Approach Toward Microfluidic Drug Metabolite Synthesis – Electrosynthetic Methodology Simulating Cytochrome (CYP450) Oxidation
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona and Syrris Ltd

A novel microfluidic technology and electrochemical synthesis method is demonstrated for the efficient generation of known drug metabolites. These metabolites are typically generated on first pass hepatic oxidation in vivo. The FLUX Module, a new microfluidic electrochemical cell manufactured by Syrris Ltd., has been employed to generate the metabolites of five commercial drugs: Tolbutamide, Chlorpromazine, Diclofenac, Primidone and Albendazole.
Application Notes
Purification of Genomic DNA from Saliva Using Oragene® Discover Collection Kits and the Akonni TruTip® Extraction System on the Hamilton Microlab® STAR Liquid Handling Workstation
Hamilton

In the following studies, we have demonstrated the high precision of the automated TruTip extraction technology in processing genomic DNA from low-volume saliva samples and its advantage over competitors.
Overcoming the Challenge of Reliable Multi-way Fluidic Connections
Dolomite

If you are struggling to create fast and reliable microfluidic connections, Multiflux™ may be the solution you are looking for.
Miniaturisation of Gas Chromatography Equipment
Dolomite

Gas Chromatography (GC) is a highly sensitive chemical analysis technique with a broad range of applications. Existing commercial GC systems are generally quite bulky and fragile. Microfluidics enables miniaturisation of the gas chromatography column and low power methods for column heating.
Mitos P-Pump Droplet Monodispersity
Dolomite

The formation of droplets of oil-in-water or water-in-oil has a range of uses in science and industry. Monodispersity, or size consistency, is the key to making droplet microfluidics a powerful tool for conducting accurate and repeatable experiments.
Pathogen Detection
febit biotech gmbh

Whereas most microarray platform providers offer biochips that are very restricted in terms of performing different analysis methods to comprehensively characterize a given sample, a new generation of multiplex assay platforms, such as the Geniom® technology, offers unlimited flexibility and is already applied in various fields of molecular analysis.
Dynamic Detection
febit biotech gmbh

In contrast to many microarray platforms, the Geniom technology provides the user with a unique feature that allows specific measurements and quality control via real-time monitoring on the chip: the dynamic detection of hybridization and amplification. Presenting this novel measuring principle, Geniom enables advanced applications and new approaches.
Enzyme-on-chip
febit biotech gmbh

Geniom® presents a revolutionary combination of PCR and micro-array analyses, superior to any previous approach applied in genomic research. The huge amount of available genomic sequence information of different organisms has opened the door to a post genome era where new challenges arise. One of the most ambitious objectives of this new period is to understand the genome and the products it encodes and how these gene products interact.
microRNA Profiling
febit biotech gmbh

febit’s Geniom Technology addresses the special requirements for the analysis of miRNA expression, its most significant advantage being the extraordinary adaptability to up-to-date information. Keeping the pace with ever changing updates of the miRNA databases as well and easy to handle adjustments of microarray setups, enable modern analyses of miRNA profiles.
Genotyping
febit biotech gmbh

The Geniom® technology for mutational and comparative sequence analysis is based on hybridization of sample DNA to specific probes on the custom array. Use genomic sequence information derived from private or public databases, or select fully validated sequences from our pre-selected probe compositions to determine design and setup of your array.
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