Researchers have recently developed a new type of switch for paper microfluidics made out of folded chromatography paper, published in Lab on a Chip. We spoke to Santosh Pandey, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, to learn more about the origami-based switch and the advantages it can offer.READ MORE
Since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones have transformed many aspects of society, changing the way people communicate, shop and access entertainment. The impact they could have on global health is also increasingly being realised.READ MORE
To learn more about the evolution of microfluidics and some of the applications driving growth in this area, we spoke to Sébastien Clerc and Dr Marjorie Villien, Yole Développement.
Since the development of the first commercially available devices in the 1990’s, microfluidic technologies have been evolving to benefit an ever-greater range of applications. Over the last decade, one particularly promising real-world application to emerge has been Point-of-Care (POC) diagnostics.READ MORE
To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.READ MORE
We spoke to Giovanni Rizzo to learn about accelerator programs and the difference they can make to innovation, as well as share some tips for academics beginning a start-up venture.READ MORE
Limitations of current planar, static cell culture systems or animal models highlight the urgent need for more physiologically relevant models of human organs, and have fuelled the development of organs-on-chips.READ MORE