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OSU creates new assay to test authenticity of primary drugs used to treat malaria

OSU creates new assay to test authenticity of primary drugs used to treat malaria

Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that's inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine - an enormous and deadly problem in the developing world. [More]
Plasmonic biosensors: A key asset in personalised medicine

Plasmonic biosensors: A key asset in personalised medicine

A new type of high-sensitivity and low-cost sensors, called plasmonic biosensors, could ultimately become a key asset in personalised medicine by helping to diagnose diseases at an early stage. [More]

Double Emulsion System released by Dolomite

Microfluidic products expert Dolomite have released their Double Emulsion System for creating micron sized emulsion droplets that contain still smaller droplets inside. It enables unrivalled reproducibility and selectivity of droplet size of both outer and inner phases with either oil-in-water-in-oil or water-in-oil-in-water droplets. The Double Emulsion System is highly beneficial to applications in the food industry, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics that use double emulsions as delivery vehicles or encapsulation solutions for various active ingredients, or more generally in paints and coatings. [More]
Forecast report on global microfluidic device system market

Forecast report on global microfluidic device system market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Microfluidic Device System Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. [More]

3D capillary device can increase production of high-quality liposomes

When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. [More]
The future of high throughput screening: an interview with Mark Wigglesworth, Director High Throughput Screening, AstraZeneca

The future of high throughput screening: an interview with Mark Wigglesworth, Director High Throughput Screening, AstraZeneca

Quoting Mike Snowden (VP & Head of Discovery Sciences, AstraZeneca), “it’s where biology meets chemistry”. It’s where for the first time a target protein can be probed for novel molecules that modulate its function, of course we want to do this to prove a hypothesis that these proteins are drug targets with the potential to deliver innovative medicines. [More]

Dolomite Microfluidics and Sphere Fluidics partner to deliver world leading droplet based technology

Sphere Fluidics and The Dolomite Centre Ltd. have now signed an exclusive distributor agreement for Sphere Fluidics' trademarked range of unique biochips, surfactants and other specialist chemicals for picodroplet applications. These will be promoted and sold via Dolomite’s worldwide sales channels. [More]
Biomedical engineer develops highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer

Biomedical engineer develops highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer

A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston (UH) is working to develop highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer. His work is supported by a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]
Sandia develops credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge to small business makes

Sandia develops credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge to small business makes

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. [More]
Engineers develop tools to efficiently analyze living cells

Engineers develop tools to efficiently analyze living cells

For more than a decade Chang Lu, associate professor of chemical engineering at Virginia Tech, has worked on the development of tools to efficiently analyze living cells. The long-term goal is to gain a better understanding of a range of diseases. [More]

Ingenious droplet-on-demand system launched by Dolomite

Microfluidic products expert Dolomite has launched Mitos Dropix, an ingenious droplet-on-demand system capable of easily generating extremely miniaturised droplet compartments with exceptional control over volume, environment and isolation of contents. Meeting the increasing demand for screening massive numbers of biological reactions, increased speed of screening and reduced reagent consumption, Mitos Dropix technology now introduces liquid sampling and processing over a very wide 10 nL – 50 μL volume range utilizing droplet technology. [More]

GIN and Sigolis merge to create new company, Ginolis Oy

Global Innovation Network Oy (GIN) and Sigolis AB today announced a merger of the two companies. The new company, named Ginolis Oy, provides an innovative one-stop solution for the development and manufacturing of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) disposable products. [More]
New tool may hold key to personalized medicine applications in the future

New tool may hold key to personalized medicine applications in the future

ather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications this week by researchers at the University of Toronto. [More]
Novel microfluidic system for high throughput droplet microfluidics launched by Dolomite

Novel microfluidic system for high throughput droplet microfluidics launched by Dolomite

Dolomite, a world leader in the design & manufacture of microfluidic products, has launched Telos, an innovative system for high throughput droplet, particle, and flow product generation. It benefits a wide range of applications including: DNA, cell and bead encapsulation and screening, emulsion and foam generation, microparticle and nanoparticle synthesis and micro-reaction engineering. [More]
Nanoparticle analysis: an interview with Bernardo Cordovez, CEO of Optofluidics

Nanoparticle analysis: an interview with Bernardo Cordovez, CEO of Optofluidics

Nanoparticle analysis is a very important field. Basically, we live in a world that is immersed in nanoparticles. From the paint we use, to the processes that go on within our very own bodies, nanoparticles play a role and because there are so many nanoparticles everywhere, they need to be analyzed for a variety of reasons. [More]
New low-cost device may help pathologists to quickly diagnose pancreatic cancer

New low-cost device may help pathologists to quickly diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers. [More]
Research report on cancer diagnostics molecular testing market

Research report on cancer diagnostics molecular testing market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Testing" report to their offering. [More]
Dolomite collaborates with European technology leaders to develop cutting edge stem cell handling technology

Dolomite collaborates with European technology leaders to develop cutting edge stem cell handling technology

Dolomite is collaborating with European technology leaders over a two year publicly funded consortium. Danish project partners OptoRobotix (R&D performing SME) and Bioneer (technological service partner) and Dolomite will jointly develop a cutting edge stem cell handling technology. As the market leader in microfluidic design, Dolomite will exploit its latest offerings to transform from concept to biotech device. The collaboration recognizes Dolomite’s proven track of Productizing Science®, its unique business philosophy. [More]
New method uses lab-on-a-chip device and cell phone to determine concentration of molecules

New method uses lab-on-a-chip device and cell phone to determine concentration of molecules

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. [More]
Cellectricon introduces Dynaflow Resolve Temperature Control system for ion channel research

Cellectricon introduces Dynaflow Resolve Temperature Control system for ion channel research

Cellectricon, a leading provider of advanced cell-based screening technologies and services, launches the Dynaflow Resolve Temperature Control system at Neuroscience 2013 (San Diego), booth #933. [More]