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Simplified molecular diagnostics on a chip for point-of-care diagnostics

Simplified Molecular Diagnostics on a Chip for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Analysis of blood, urine, and saliva often serves as the primary basis of diagnosis and treatment. Clinical specimens contain signature molecules (‘markers’) such as proteins and nucleic acids that are indicators of infection, cancer, and other diseases,

Toward more accessible PET imaging: Miniaturizing the last step of radiotracer preparation

Toward more accessible PET imaging

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a 3D body imaging method for visualizing dynamic biochemical processes in living subjects with unparalleled specificity and sensitivity. PET scans, often performed together with CT or MRI imaging, are used clinically to

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