microfluidics

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microfluidics

A technology based on geometrically constrained minute volume transport through channels in a glass or plastic chip. The “micro-“ in microfluidics refers to small volumes (nL, pL, fL), small size, low energy consumption, or physical effects of the micro domain.
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Microfluidic devices use channels as small as a few micrometers across, cut into a plastic membrane, to carry out biological or chemical tests on a miniature scale.
Under the seven-year agreement, Caliper will continue to be exclusive supplier of microfluidic chips for Agilent's Bioanalyzer 2100 technology.
Under the terms of the licensing agreement, announced on Friday, in exchange for a commercial royalty Shrink retains an exclusive right to use and sublicense Corning's patent-pending modular microfluidic system for at least eight years.
Based on results from several Duke University research projects on design automation for biochips, this book describes design tools and in-system automation methods in a design automation framework that addresses optimization problems related to layout, synthesis, droplet routing, and testing of digital microfluidic biochips.
L'OREAL and Hurel have been collaborating on the development for a year and recently achieved their initial milestone of demonstrating the microfluidic signalling component of the Allergy Test on a Chip device.
It adds to our repertoire of microfluidic solutions to complex biological processing and analysis products," he added.
The company, which designs and manufactures microfluidic devices, has expanded its capabilities to include plastic devices and chips.
Now, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor seek to make the technology accessible via a 16-piece lab-on-a-chip kit intended to bring microfluidic devices to the scientific masses.
Microfluidic biosensors that are capable of amplifying specific genetic information and detecting the spores have the potential to reduce time, labor and costs.
According to UIUC, instead of relying on a solid membrane to separate fuel and oxidant, the new microfluidic fuel cell achieves separation via multi stream laminar flow.
Some scientists are figuring out ways to make the cells in a compartment of a microfluidic setup more closely resemble an intact organ.