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Design of an innovative microfluidic system to study chemotactic transmembranal migration of leukocytes
Elena Bianchi (a)(b)(c), Elwin Vrouwe (b) , Laganà Katia (a) , Margherita Cioffi (a), Marko Blom (b), Bob Lansdorp (b), Gabriele Dubini (a)

Aim of this project is to develop a versatile and highthroughput microdevice, to be employed in studies of leukocytic chemotaxis, shear stress dependent.

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Perfecting Bacterial Tumor Treatment using Microfluidic Bioreactors
Bhushan J. Toley, Brett M. Babin, Colin L. Walsh, Neil S. Forbes

Engineered bacteria provide a great opportunity to overcome the limitations of current cancer chemotherapeutics. We have developed microfluidic continuous flow-through devices as in-vitro models of tumor tissue and used them to quantify therapeutic efficacies of bacterial strains.

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A PDMS Sample Pre-treatment Device for the Optimization of Electrokinetic Manipulations of Serum
Tim Abram, Dr. David Clague

A PDMS “sample pretreatment” device has been fabricated in order to selectively tune key biological sample parameters which will optimize the sample for subsequent electrokinetic manipulations. We have shown that a raw sample can be homogeneously combined with specific buffers in a DC pulse micromixer in under 1.5 seconds.

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A novel dynamic biochip platform for real-time detection and quantification of proteins
M. Rendl, T. Brandstetter, J. Rühe

A proof of principle of a protein biochip platform permitting analysis of multiple clinically relevant proteins is presented.

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HIV POC testing by ssDNA coupled with NALF
Natasha Gous, Lesley E. Scott, Alexio Capovilla, Natela Rekhviasvili, Wendy Stevens

A isothermal amplification termed Reverse Transcription Loop Dependant Amplification (RT-LDA) was developed with an affordable nucleic acid lateral flow detection (NALF) system, as one component of a potential POC HIV-1 RNA assay for subtypeC. RT-LDA makes use of a primer design that efficiently converts viral RNA into ssDNA amplicons, in 1 hour at 53ºC. Due to the single stranded nature of the product, the amplicon could be detected using NALF.

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Microfluidic assembly of magnetic gel particles
C. H. Chen, A. R. Abate, D. Lee, E. M. Terentjev and D. A. Weitz

Monodisperse spherical magnetic gel particles containing asymmetric infrastructure were fabricated by a new microfluidics-based technique using double-emulsion droplet as templates. Double emulsions with functional cores and hydrogel shells were generated by the flow-focusing drop makers with special wettability patterning. Particles were made with a consistently anisotropic internal structure, which leads to their uniform anisotropy to perform the highly rotational controls by applying the magn

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Microfluidic PCR device for diagnostic pathogen detection
Johannes R. Peham, Hannes Steiner, Walter Grienauer, Rudolf Heer, Michael J. Vellekoop, Christa Nöhammer, Herbert Wiesinger

In this work a microfluidic cyclic flow PCR device is presented, which is capable of replicating the bacterial genomic DNA sequence of the 16S ribosomal RNA. The standard laboratory processing time of 3 h could be decreased to 60 min with the microfluidic reactor without loosing PCR efficiency. Integrating an optical fluorescence detector for dsDNA measurement would evolve this device into a micro total analysis system.

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Design and Fabrication of a Micro PCR Module for POC Applications
E. Morganti, C. Collini, C. Ress, A. Adami, L. Lorenzelli

The design and fabrication process of a micro PCR module is presented. The final system will be integrated in an innovative Lab on a Chip (LOC) to provide a technological platform able to detect autoimmune genetic diseases.

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Fabrication and characterization of a fully integrated microdevice for in-vitro single cell assays
C. Collini, E. Morganti, R. Cunaccia, L. Odorizzi, C. Ress, and L. Lorenzelli (1), A. De Toni, G. Marinaro (2), M. Borgo (3), M. Maschietto (4)

This work presents the microfabrication and preliminary characterization of a fully integrated microdevice for in-vitro single cell assays. This technological platform combines IDEs and MEA-based modules for cell addressed delivery of bio-functionalized nano/microparticles and single cell electroporation respectively.

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Scientific News
Novel Chip-based Platform Could Simplify Measurements of Single Molecules
A nanopore-gated optofluidic chip combines electrical and optical measurements of single molecules onto a single platform.
Ingested Nanoparticles May Damage Liver
Although nanoparticles in food, sunscreen and other everyday products have many benefits, researchers from Cornell are finding that at certain doses, the particles might cause human organ damage.
Single-Cell Analysis Holds Promise for Stem Cell and Cancer Research
UCSF researchers use microfluidic technology to probe human brain development.
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.
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