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Webcasts
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.
Webcast - Multiplexed Infectious Disease Testing - Sound Point-of-Care DiagnosticsMultiplexed Infectious Disease Testing - Sound Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Jon Cooper, University of Glasgow, 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
Researchers Invent Nanotech Microchip to Diagnose Type-1 Diabetes
The cheap, portable, microchip-based test could speed up diagnosis and enable studies of how the disease develops.
Revealing the Role of “Precocious” Dendritic Cells in Inflammatory Response
Discovery makes it possible for researchers to explore how these “precocious” cells escalate the body’s immune response when the body is under attack.
New NIST Metamaterial Gives Light a One-Way Ticket
The device could someday play a role in optical information processing and in novel biosensing devices.
Automating Laboratory-On-A-Chip To Cut Healthcare Costs
Computer programming language automates “laboratory-on-a-chip” technologies and has potential to improve and reduce cost of healthcare.
Chemical Sensor on a Chip
Using miniaturized laser technology, a tiny sensor has been built at the Vienna University of Technology which can test the chemical composition of liquids.
Miniature Gas Chromatograph Could Aid Early Crop Disease Detection
About the size of a 9-volt battery, the technology’s portability could provide farmers with a tool to quickly evaluate the health of their crops.
Ultra-Sensitive Nano-Chip for Early Cancer Detection
Device is able to detect very low concentrations of protein cancer markers, enabling diagnoses of the disease in its earliest stages.
Stanford Research Leads to New Understanding of How Cells Grow and Shrink
Researchers use new techniques to document how cells can conceal growth and then suddenly swell up.
Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
Device gives scientists a tool to test the effects of new drugs and toxic agents on bone marrow.
New Lab-on-a-Chip Device Overcomes Miniaturisation Problems
The novel technique involves printing a pattern of miniscule droplets of a special solvent onto a gold-coated or glass surface.
Business News
RAN Biotechnologies Announces Distributorship Agreement with Fluigent
Agreement with Fluigent in France provides industry-leading solution for droplet microfluidic applications throughout EU region.
Dolomite Announces 2013 Productizing Science® Competition Winner
Fully automated DNA lab-on-a-chip microfluidic system wins Dolomite’s competition.
Hamamatsu Completes New Facility
New building for the development and mass production of MOEMS-based products.
Agilent’s 2014 Early Career Professor Award Supports Biomedical Research
Dr. Paul Blainey recognized for work in single-cell measurement, analysis.
Microfluidic-based Point of Care is Now a Must-have for Diagnostic Companies
“Point of Care Testing 2014: Applications for Microfluidic Technologies” report from Yole Développement.
BiognostiX Symposium Draws a Crowd to Hauser Forum
Company to share the results of this 3-year EU funded FP7 research programme.
Trinean to Appoint New Board Member
Company announced that it appointed Mr Chris van Ingen as independent board member.
Dolomite Microfluidics, Sphere Fluidics Partner
Agreement will see companies deliver world leading droplet based technology.
NSF Center Formed to Advance Microfluidics
Center will develop design tools and manufacturing technologies to target cost-effective, quick and easy assessment of the environment, agriculture and human health.
Capillary Film Technology Receives £98K Funding
Company receives funding for development of POC acute coronary syndrome diagnostic.

Events
Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray Wor
18 Sep 2014
Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray Wor ...
FAST: Functional Analysis & Sc
17 Nov 2014
FAST: Functional Analysis & Sc ...
2nd Annual Single Cell Analysi
20 Nov 2014
2nd Annual Single Cell Analysi ...
Lab-on-a-Chip Asia
20 Nov 2014
Lab-on-a-Chip Asia ...

ePosters
On-chip quantification of miRNA using digital droplet PCR
1. Life Science Technologies, Imec, Kapeldreef 75, Heverlee, Belgium 2. Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Panasonic Corporation, Kyoto Japan

miRNAs have a great potential in diagnostics. Hence, automated profiling of miRNAs are of great interest. In-house technology show that it is possible to implement a multiplexing assay for miRNAs on a microfluidic chip using digital droplet PCR.
Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture
CEA Grenoble

The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.
Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture
CEA Grenoble – DSV/iRTSV/BGE/ BIOMICS, INSERM U1038 – UJF, Grenoble-France

The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.
Microfluidic chips with microscale traps for cancer cells study by confocal laser scanning microscopy
ITMO University

In this work, microfluidic chip with integrated microscale hydrodynamic traps for fixation of cancer cells in native state to study by confocal laser scanning microscopy in the chip’s chamber was designed, fabricated and tested.
Direct On-chip Storage and Release of Liquid Reagents for Diagnostic Lab-on-a-Chip Devices
IMTEK - Department of Microsystems Engineering

We present a direct on-chip storage and release of liquid reagents for diagnostic lab-on-a-chip devices. Reagent release is pressure driven and realized by braking up a barrier film through a deflection of a flexible membrane.
Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Microfluidic Membrane Valves
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Polymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (poly-PEGDA) was fabricated into pneumatically controlled, non-elastomeric membrane valves as a nonspecific adsorption resistant alternative to polydimethylsiloxane valves. Temporal response, valve closure, and long-term durability of these poly-PEGDA valves were evaluated.

Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Microfluidic Membrane Valves
Brigham Young University

Polymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (poly-PEGDA) was fabricated into pneumatically controlled, non-elastomeric membrane valves as a nonspecific adsorption resistant alternative to polydimethylsiloxane valves. Temporal response, valve closure, and long-term durability of these poly-PEGDA valves were evaluated.

Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Microfluidic Membrane Valves
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Polymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (poly-PEGDA) was fabricated into pneumatically controlled, non-elastomeric membrane valves as a nonspecific adsorption resistant alternative to polydimethylsiloxane valves. Temporal response, valve closure, and long-term durability of these poly-PEGDA valves were evaluated.

A Distinctive Analysis of Fluid Flow Behaviour in an AC Electroosmotic Micropump
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Microfluidic systems are used for chemical and biological analyses, sensing, drug delivery and molecular separation.
Low-cost “Plug & Play” On-Chip Valve and Pump for Thermoplastic Microfluidics
SIMTech Microfluidics Foundry

Scientists have developed a novel on-chip valving solution for thermoplastic microfluidic devices, which is reliable, easy to implement, and has low-cost fabrication.
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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