Novel Tools for Cellular Biomechanics

Life In Science

Dr. Wan tells us about his career and the work his lab is doing to advance understanding of cellular biomechanics using microfluidics.

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Seven days in science - 24 March 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Lab-on-a-Chip to Help Detect Cancer

Podcast

In this podcast, we speak to Gustavo Stolovitsky to learn about his career and the work he is doing at IBM Research.

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Improved Monitoring in Microdroplet Reactors

Article

We learn about a new method to rapidly and accurately monitor the rate of oxygen consumption of bacteria growing in individual microdroplets.

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High Purity Plasma Extraction

Blog

To learn about some of the challenges of extracting plasma from blood, and how a recently developed microfluidic device could help overcome some of these, we spoke to Dr. Weihua Li.

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Smartphone-based Assay Enables Point-of-care Diagnosis of Sperm Abnormalities
Smartphone-based Assay Enables Point-of-care Diagnosis of Sperm Abnormalities
News

Results show that the smartphone-based device has 98% accuracy in identifying abnormal sperm samples, even when it was used by untrained users.

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Tree-on-a-Chip Developed
Tree-on-a-Chip Developed
News

Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power, may be used to make small robots move.

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New Platform for Culturing Stem Cells
New Platform for Culturing Stem Cells
News

Powerful new tool combines micro and nanotechnologies to precisely control stem cell culturing environment.

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Paper-Based Device Detects Pertussis at Point-of-Care
Paper-Based Device Detects Pertussis at Point-of-Care
News

The low cost microfluidic chip can accurately detect whooping cough in under an hour, and could make testing for the disease accessible in resource-limited areas.

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Novel Technology Expands the Use of Organs-on-chips
Novel Technology Expands the Use of Organs-on-chips
News

The new technology enables automated and continual monitoring of organoid behaviours.

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The Microfluidic Patent Landscape
The Microfluidic Patent Landscape
News

New comers and emerging applications for oncology and infectious diseases are driving the growth of the microfluidics IP.

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