Results of a new multi-institutional study led by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL, USA) indicate that a portable testing device clipped to a smartphone could detect pathogens in biological samples in minutes.
As part of our feature examining lab-on-a-chip technology, we interviewed lab-on-a-chip expert, Aaron Wheeler from the University of Toronto (Canada). Aaron described his experience and research in the field and explained to us that the age of lab-on-a-chip is upon us.
Through the integration of the latest nanotechnology and bioengineering, scientists have begun to develop a wide range of microfluidic chips. Check out this list to explore some of the most exciting recently developed devices.
A collaborative team of researchers based at the Wyss Institute (Harvard University, MA, USA) has developed linked organ-on-a-chip systems that could be used to quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics, addressing some of the limitations of preclinical studies.
Researchers have designed a non-invasive and inexpensive chip-based optical biosensor with increased sensitivity to detect the presence and progression of cancerous tumors. The cancer protein biomarker S100A4 was detected at concentrations of 300 picomolar in a synthetic urine sample.
Find out more about the latest news and developments in labs-on-chips in the investigation of gut inflammation and cellular responses in drug discovery in this round-up.
A week of diagnostic developments: biomarkers for brain injury and a plastic chip for multiple myeloma
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Find out more about the top news in the world of bioanalysis, this week focusing on developments and advances in the diagnoses of mild traumatic brain injury and multiple myeloma.
A low cost and portable smartphone integrated system could improve infectious disease treatment and allow for better surveillance.
Novel ‘heart-on-a-chip’ technology could measure compound effects on heart tissue function in the hope of ensuring safety and efficiently of new drugs.
Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine (CA, USA) have developed a novel lab-on-a-chip that has the potential to improve diagnostic capabilities particularly in the developing world.