microfluidics

Above graphic: The new embedded droplet printing method suspends 3-D arrays of droplets in a uniquely isolated state that allows for precise processing and experimentation. Credit: SMART

By Dean Koh 01:41 am March 5, 2020
A research team from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a unique method for generating and processing fluid droplets under previously unattainable conditions. The new embedded droplet printing method is explained in the research article, "Embedded droplet printing in yield-...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 am May 13, 2014
A few weeks ago, when we revisited Eric Topol's top 10 digital health predictions, Topol mentioned microfluidics -- and the ability to create home versions of medical lab tests -- as one of the unexpected breakthroughs of the last five years. "All the routine labs could be run through the smartphone with a very simple microfluidic adapter — any lab test could," he said at the time. "Then there’s...
By Jonah Comstock 08:25 am April 9, 2014
Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University are continuing to iterate in the field of stretchable, flexible sensors and antennae. A new paper, recently published in Science, presented a new approach to the category that would allow off-the-shelf chip-based electronics to be incorporated into a peel-and-stick patch. “We designed this device to monitor...