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ProteinSimple expands Simple Plex immunoassay offering with launch of new single analyte cartridge

ProteinSimple expands Simple Plex immunoassay offering with launch of new single analyte cartridge

ProteinSimple announced today an expansion of the Simple Plex immunoassay offering by launching a new single analyte cartridge for the analysis of 72 samples at once. This new cartridge enables Simple Plex users to run 72 samples in an hour with triplicate results. It is powered by R&D Systems reagents, the expert in immunoassays. [More]
Three RIT students awarded top honors for research on bio-separation techniques

Three RIT students awarded top honors for research on bio-separation techniques

Three students from Rochester Institute of Technology were recognized for their research findings about improvements to bio-separation techniques for lab-on-a-chip medical devices. They were awarded top honors in several categories in the undergraduate and graduate research competitions at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting and conference in November in Salt Lake City, Utah. [More]
New biopsy system shows promise for early detection of colorectal cancer

New biopsy system shows promise for early detection of colorectal cancer

A university spin-off, AWSensors, is coordinating the European project LIQBIOPSENS to develop liquid biopsy technologies for the early detection of colorectal cancer. [More]
Dolomite’s novel µEncapsulator 1 System benefits high throughput single cell applications

Dolomite’s novel µEncapsulator 1 System benefits high throughput single cell applications

Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidics innovation, has launched the groundbreaking µEncapsulator 1 System, the only microfluidic product specifically designed to meet the needs of research biologists. [More]
MIPT researchers patent graphene biosensors that may accelerate development of novel drugs

MIPT researchers patent graphene biosensors that may accelerate development of novel drugs

The US Patent Office has recently published the patent application (no. US 2015/0301039), which was filed by the MIPT in May this year and is titled Biological Sensor and a Method of the Production of Biological Sensor. In Russia, this development is already protected by the patent No. 2527699 with a priority date of February 20, 2013. The key feature of the sensor is the use of a linking layer for biomolecule immobilization comprising a thin film of graphene or graphene oxide. [More]
UConn-led researchers develop simple technique for diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease

UConn-led researchers develop simple technique for diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease

A team of UConn biomedical engineers, working with colleagues from Yale, MIT, and Harvard, has developed a simple, inexpensive, and quick technique for the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease that can be used in regions where advanced medical technology and training are scarce. [More]
New self-contained device could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerate treatment and diagnosis

New self-contained device could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerate treatment and diagnosis

Researchers at Houston Methodist, along with collaborators at two major Singapore institutions, have developed a lab in a needle device that could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerating treatment and diagnosis by days. [More]
FAU researcher finds unique way to monitor sickle cell disease

FAU researcher finds unique way to monitor sickle cell disease

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University has come up with a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease -- a serious blood disorder -- using a smart phone. With a $166,935 grant from the National Science Foundation, E. (Sarah) Du, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, and principal investigator, will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients to analyze and store the results of their blood tests on a smart phone. [More]

Electrochemical sensor development kit wins productizing science competition

The prize-winning electrochemical sensor development kit is designed to aid the development of portable hand-held diagnostics devices, allowing laboratory technology-based assays to be performed in the field. The sensors incorporate biofunctionalizable electrochemical substrates in a range of geometries, helping engineers to quickly establish an understanding of the interaction between assay protocols and hardware, as well as the effect of scaling the device size up or down, enabling rapid development of new electrochemical assays. [More]

Study shows how single-cell organisms can somersault or bend their bodies

In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports today, the motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show "quite strange and new" responses for single cell organisms, including the performance of somersaults, meandering wanderings, and even a ballistic type of behavior, wrote Sunghwan "Sunny" Jung, a member of the Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics. [More]
Researchers describe new Lab-on-a-Disc device for fast and reliable diagnostics of urinary tract infections

Researchers describe new Lab-on-a-Disc device for fast and reliable diagnostics of urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections can quickly move from being a merely miserable experience to a life-threatening condition. Untreated cases may trigger sepsis, which occurs when the immune system, in an attempt to fight off the infection, inadvertently activates body-wide inflammation that can cause blood clots and leaky blood vessels. [More]
New technology enhances investigations of epigenomes

New technology enhances investigations of epigenomes

A new technology that will dramatically enhance investigations of epigenomes, the machinery that turns on and off genes and a very prominent field of study in diseases such as stem cell differentiation, inflammation and cancer, is reported on today in the research journal Nature Methods. [More]
New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately "listens in" on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. [More]
New study shows that estrogen receptors vanish in cervical cancer tumors

New study shows that estrogen receptors vanish in cervical cancer tumors

Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors. [More]
Sales of Dolomite’s Micro Droplet Systems reach record high

Sales of Dolomite’s Micro Droplet Systems reach record high

These systems are modular, scalable and easy to use, offering reliable production of identically sized droplets, particles, emulsions, double emulsions and bubbles, typically with a coefficient of variation of 1 %... [More]
Dolomite’s microfluidics technology ideal for B cell encapsulation

Dolomite’s microfluidics technology ideal for B cell encapsulation

A Dolomite droplet generation system is helping researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA, to encapsulate human and mouse B cells for the cloning of antibody genes.. [More]

Significant progress for Epigem in SYMPHONY aflatoxin research

Epigem has developed, using microfluidics, a de-fatting device which is as efficient as a centrifuge and will reduce animal tests times from hours to minutes... [More]
Research breakthrough could help develop tools to repair damaged nerve cells

Research breakthrough could help develop tools to repair damaged nerve cells

A team of researchers at the IRCM led by Frédéric Charron, PhD, in collaboration with bioengineers at McGill University, uncovered a new kind of synergy in the development of the nervous system, which explains an important mechanism required for neural circuits to form properly. [More]
Researchers develop smartphone accessory for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases at point of care

Researchers develop smartphone accessory for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases at point of care

A team of researchers, led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes. [More]
CUMC researcher develops new 3D microscope that can help view living things at very high speeds

CUMC researcher develops new 3D microscope that can help view living things at very high speeds

Opening new doors for biomedical and neuroscience research, Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center, has developed a new microscope that can image living things in 3D at very high speeds. [More]
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