microfluidics

Bacteria Identification on a Chip

Bacteria Identification on a Chip

Scientists at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan developed a new method of identifying bacteria on a microchip. They apply a mild electric field to gold electrodes on roughened glass slides to sort the bacteria, and then Raman spectroscopy ...

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$30 Genome Possible

$30 Genome Possible

Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new method for sequencing the human genome leveraging the microdynamics of fluids – a method that could significantly decrease the cost of the procedure to as little as $30. By using small droplets ...

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Lab-on-a-Chip Made of Paper

Lab-on-a-Chip Made of Paper

Researchers at Harvard’s Whitesides Research Group may have found a way to make microfluidics technology much cheaper by taking advantage of the natural movement of liquid through paper. Hopefully, their work will lead to the creation of disposable diagnostic tests, ...

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