Posted 4th July 2018 by Kieran Chambers
Single-cell ITP for physical fractionation of cytoplasmic versus nuclear nucleic acids (NAs)
Single-cell analyses have become powerful tools to explore the heterogeneity of cell populations such as tumours and developing embryos. Microfluidics have significantly contributed to this field, particularly to reduce the cost and improve the throughput of single-cell RNA sequencing and DNA sequencing.
Posted 15th June 2018 by Anna Gomez
Diagnostic technologies rely heavily on our tools. If we want new possibilities, we need to create new tools. In this video from TED Talks, Greg Nordin speaks about his research in new breakthrough methods for microfluidic devices. He considered 3D printing but found that commercial printers and materials could not fabricate feature sizes that are in the truly microfluidic regime (<100 μm).
Posted 25th April 2018 by Anna Gomez
The microfluidic-based devices market has been growing since 2014 due to the increasing point of care testing demand and the miniaturisation of microfluidic chips.
Posted 9th April 2018 by Anna Gomez
The University of Hertfordshire’s Microfluidics & Microengineering Research Group produces microfluidics-enabled systems extending from concept, through design to development realisation and testing. There is a subtle balance of science and engineering involved in the research and the group is structured to enable this balance. We spoke to Loïc Coudron, a research fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, about his current research in microfluidic equipment.
Posted 5th February 2018 by Anna Gomez
Andrew deMello is Professor of Biochemical Engineering in the Department of Chemistry & Applied Biosciences at ETH Zürich. We caught up with him at the 3rd Microfluidics Congress: Europe, where he gave us an insight into his current research at ETH Zürich.
Posted 1st December 2017 by Anna Gomez
We were delighted to welcome Professor George Whitesides to the 2nd Microfluidics Congress: USA. If you weren’t able to make it, you can watch his presentation in full here.
Posted 18th October 2017 by Anna Gomez
In this presentation, award winning Dr Alberto Escarpa speaks about groundbreaking research on graphene-based micromotors and quantum dots based micromotors.