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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This is an upright microscope and user will image the microfluidic device from the top (through the polymer monolith).
The global market for microfluidic devices is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.
The Starting Line: Has Theranos scaled microfluidic technology across a comprehensive menu of tests?
Established in 2005 as the world's first microfluidic application centre, Dolomite focused on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality.
Globally, the microfluidic device market is witnessing significant growth due to increasing R&D investment in pharmaceuticals, life science and rising point of care testing demand.
A microfluidic chip sensor (MCS) is fabricated by integrating the thermopile on the glass coverslip as the channel wall of the microfluidic device.
In this issue of Clinical Chemistry, Yu-An Chen and colleagues (10) describe their demonstration of a novel microfluidic device that has the potential to measure many of the key parameters in semen analysis.
The global microfluidics market is estimated to grow to US$5B in 2016 (Yole Developpement 2011, Microfluidic Substrates Market and Processing Trends), driven largely by the advancementof biotechnology and microtechnology.
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.
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.
gt;TX Microfluidic Systems (Fremont, CA) received patent number 7,541,166, entitled "Sonication to Selectively Lyse Different Cell Types".