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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
Single-Cell, 42-plexed Protein Analysis Achieved with a New Microchip Technology
A novel microdevice capable of detecting 42 unique immune effector proteins has been developed.
Lab-on-a-Chip to Study Single Cells
Scientists at EPFL have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technique to analyze single cells from entire population. The new method, which uses beads and microfluidics can change the way we study mixed populations of cells, such as those of tumors.
Mini Synthetic Organism Instead Of Test Animals
Using a compact multi-organ chip, and those of three separate microcircuits, researchers can study the regeneration of certain kidney cells.
Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies from Saliva
IBN’s MedTech innovation simplifies diagnosis of infectious diseases.
UBC Engineers Develop Biochem Point-of-Care Lab for Smartphones
UBC Okanagan takes lab on a chip technology to a new inexpensive level.
New Way To Model Sickle Cell Behavior
Microfluidic device allows researchers to predict behavior of patients’ blood cells.
Watching How Cells Interact
New device allows scientists to glimpse communication between immune cells.
Extracting Tumor Cells From Blood
UCLA scientists use ‘NanoVelcro’ and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood.
Sweeping Cells Apart For Use In Medical Research
Scientists have developed a new method to separate cells, which could lead to more efficient medical research.
How Bacteria Control Their Size
By monitoring thousands of individual bacteria scientists discovered how they maintain their size from generation to generation.
Business News
Yole Développement Announces Foundation of BLUMORPHO
BLUMORPHO will create value from innovation.
Sandia Labs Anthrax Detector Wins National Tech Transfer Award
Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax.
Wyss Institute Videos Now on LabTube
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a channel on Labtube.
Delta-IBN Life Science and Diagnostics Lab Opens at Biopolis
Collaboration between Delta Group and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology targets the global medical technology market.
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.

Events
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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
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Advances in Microfluidics & La
16 Jun 2015
Advances in Microfluidics & La ...

ePosters
Development of a Microfluidic Device for Sperm Movement
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (a), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India (b)

We show the design of a device for studying sperm chemotaxis and the testing of different chemicals as a source of chemoattractants.
A pico-liter semi-automated screening method for morphological identification of microorganisms from environmental samples
Department of Microbiology, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai,India

An economically feasible microfabrication protocol was developed for fabricating micro features used for bacterial analysis from environmental samples like soil and green sulfur bacteria sample. Organisms were classified in 11 morphotypes by using open source Image analysis software named CMEIAS and the standardized protocol was confirmed by viable count and pure culture study


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.
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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