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Design and build your own integrated microfluidic systems using magnetic interconnects

Microfluidic technology involves the miniaturization and integration of complex systems that enable low volumes (microliters, μL; 1 μL = 1×10-6 liter, L) of fluids to be manipulated and controlled in micron-sized (1 micron/micrometer, μm = 0.001 mm)

Microfluidic tumor models help pre-clinical screening of T cell cancer immunotherapies

Cancer immunotherapy draws upon the patient’s own immune system to recognize and fight the disease. One form of cancer immunotherapy is known as adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) consisting of isolation, genetic manipulation and reinfusion into the

Sphere remains sphere! Moving droplets by electric fields

Liquid bridges play an important role in our everyday life. On the beach we benefit from their stability when we build sand castles, while in some other situations liquid bridges can be annoying, for instance when they

Microfluidic live-cell microarrays

In recent years, the development of new drugs and therapies has decelerated despite the application of combinatorial biochemistry and new therapeutic strategies, such as nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems. Although the numbers of newly developed compounds have steadily

A complete molecular diagnostic test on a compact disc

A challenge in health diagnosis today involves the rapid analysis of genomic information in tests called molecular diagnostic assays. These tests can analyze a person’s bodily fluids to determine the cause of sickness, and can detect a