Category: microfluidics

A reactor at meso scale for when microfluidics would clog

Meso-scale reactor developed by Asynt and University of Bath plugs, for when micro reactors would clog by crystallisation

MANY laboratory processes and reactions can be operated effectively at the micro scale, taking advantage of the growing usefulness of microfluidic technologies and micro-reactors. But many real-world operations involve suspended solids or other particles, which make micro-technologiess ineffective because the…

Fluid processor delivers high shear

The new LM20 Microfluidizer from Microfluidics, available in the UK and Ireland from Analytik, is a digitally controlled high-shear fluid processor capable of processing batches from 14ml up to 100ml/minute continuously. The LM20 is said to be the first device…

Easier access to microfluidic chip surface

DOLOMITE says its pressure-driven resealable chip interface enables tool-free assembly of glass, quartz or polymer resealable microfluidic chips, allowing the user to deposit reagents, sensors, biosensors or cells onto the chip base layer for exposure to the fluid stream. The…

Planet xMap Europe registrations break 500 mark

THE TENTH annual Planet xMap symposium, to be held 10-11 October 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, has attracted over 500 delegate registrations reports Luminex. The symposium programme features scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, exhibitions, and networking events with…

Microfluidic chips mimic human organs

A UNIVERSITY spin-off has attracted substantial funding to launch its organs-on-a-chip microfluidic devices. Mimetas, a spin-off of the University of Leiden, Netherlands, has attracted funding of 200,000 euros to puts its synthetic organs into production. The company expects the devices…

Autoprep boosts research into single cell genomics

THE EMERGING field of single-cell genomics is enabling scientists to study previously unavailable genomic signatures from a single cell. Fluidigm believes its C1 system will prove to be the next big advance in the field. The C1 single-cell autoprep system…

Measure viscosity at high shear with E chip

MEASURING viscosity at high shear rates is a challenge with conventional instruments, as the instigation of turbulent or unstable fluid flow makes measurements unreliable. The standard way of dealing with this problem is to make multiple measurements, but this requires…

Bringing DNA diagnostics to the point of care

A NEW programme to bring a novel microfluidic DNA-based testing and diagnostics technology to point-of-care settings has been launched by a consortium of LingVitae, Plarion, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The technology, called Discipher, exploits ‘centrifugal microfluidics’. Based on…

Keynote speakers announced for second SLAS conference

NOBEL winner Harry Kroto joins biomedical engineer Mehmet Toner and TV journalist Charles Sabine as a keynote speaker for the second annual conference and exhibition of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), to be held 12-16 January 2013…