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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]

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

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]
Researchers receive grant to develop new device that identifies healthy sperm cells for IVF

Researchers receive grant to develop new device that identifies healthy sperm cells for IVF

​The World Health Organization estimates more than 70 million couples worldwide are unable to conceive each year, with close to a third of those cases attributable solely to issues with male fertility-including low sperm count and low sperm motility (a limited ability to swim). [More]
HDL-like particles could someday be used to combat atherosclerosis

HDL-like particles could someday be used to combat atherosclerosis

A new type of "good cholesterol," made in the lab, could one day deliver drugs to where they are needed in the body to treat disease or be used in medical imaging, according to scientists. [More]

Innovative platform improves diagnostics and detection of biomolecules

Separating target molecules in biological samples is a critical part of diagnosing and detecting diseases. Usually the target and probe molecules are mixed and then separated in batch processes that require multiple pipetting, tube washing and extraction steps that can affect accuracy. [More]

Researchers develop low-cost technology to detect cancer

While many college football fans are focused on this week's marquee matchup between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers, researchers from the two institutions are working together off the playing field to develop low-cost technology that can detect cancer. [More]
GE, UW scientists to develop new medical device for detecting infectious disease

GE, UW scientists to develop new medical device for detecting infectious disease

You've heard of on-demand TV, now imagine on-demand medical diagnosis - anytime, anywhere in the world. Scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab, in less than an hour. [More]

Portable device for point-of-care diagnostic testing to detect cancer at earliest stages

Reaching a clinic in time to receive an early diagnosis for cancer -- when the disease is most treatable -- is a global problem. And now a team of Chinese researchers proposes a global solution: have a user-friendly diagnostic device travel to the patient, anywhere in the world. [More]

Research may lead to new screening method for oral cancer and HPV

Research being carried out at the University of Notre Dame and its affiliated Harper Cancer Research Institute may lead to the development of a rapid, cost-effective means of screening for oral cancers and the human papillomavirus. [More]
Microfluidic devices can trap and sort bacteria and viruses in food and water

Microfluidic devices can trap and sort bacteria and viruses in food and water

A new process for making a three-dimensional microstructure that can be used in the analysis of cells could prove useful in counterterrorism measures and in water and food safety concerns. [More]

Virginia Tech's Chang Lu awarded new NIH grant to research on cancer

Progress made in the technology development for studying protein-DNA interactions, conducted by Chang Lu, associate professor of chemical engineering and a core faculty member of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences at Virginia Tech, has led to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarding a new project to continue his groundbreaking work. [More]

Researchers build the first-ever bridge between optomechanics and microfluidics

Ever been to a whispering gallery-a quiet, circular space underneath an old cathedral dome that captures and amplifies sounds as quiet as a whisper? [More]