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Drug development on a chip

24 July, 2019

Scientists have found a way to combine the separate steps required for drug development, hence facilitating and accelerating the search for promising new substances.

Transforming drug discovery using organ-on-chip systems

01 July, 2019

Given the flaws of animal research models and traditional in vitro experimentation, organ-on-chip studies are being hailed as the key to faster, more accurate drug development and precision medicine.

Organ-on-chip systems now available from AXT

03 May, 2019

Organ-on-chip specialist CN Bio has signed a distribution agreement with Sydney-based AXT, with its products now available throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.

Lab-on-a-chip detects ovarian cancer with a liquid biopsy

08 March, 2019

Researchers have developed an ultrasensitive diagnostic device that could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.

Better blood analysis with lab-on-a-chip devices

11 December, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Dr Warwick Nesbitt is on a mission to bring blood analysis out of the pathology lab.

'Programmable droplets' could replace pipettes

16 February, 2018 by Lauren Davis

MIT researchers are replacing the humble pipette with lab-on-a-chip technology that uses electric fields to move droplets of biological solutions around a surface.

Lab-on-a-chip used to study single bacterial cells

01 February, 2018

European researchers have set up a lab-on-a-chip, hardly bigger than a matchbox in size, which enables them to study gene regulation in single bacterial cells.

Lung-on-a-chip enables respiratory studies

26 August, 2014

Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics.

Lab-on-a-chip tests chemical composition of liquids

17 June, 2014

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have taken a technique for measuring the chemical composition of liquids and implemented it in a tiny sensor.

Low-cost lab-on-a-chip

17 March, 2014 by Lauren Davis

UNSW PhD candidate Ryan Pawell has developed a method intended to cut the costs of microfluidic devices used for diagnostics.

Low-cost lab on a chip for diagnostics, drug detection and more

18 February, 2014

European researchers have developed a rapid diagnostic system called LabOnFoil, which is based on smart cards and skin patches combined with a portable reader. Its test results can directly be sent to a remote computer, tablet or smartphone through a wireless connection, thus enabling access from anywhere in the world.

Take a selfie of your cholesterol levels

19 December, 2013 by Lauren Davis

Cornell University researchers have developed a new system which, when fitted over a smartphone, can be used to quickly and easily measure cholesterol levels. The method has been described in the journal Lab on a Chip.

Lab-on-a-chip for the detection of multiple tropical infectious diseases

26 April, 2013

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, have announced the launch of VereTrop, the first biochip in the molecular diagnostics market that can identify 13 different major tropical diseases from a single blood sample.

Cheap and quick HIV testing made possible with DVD scanners

12 April, 2013

Thanks to USB sticks and video streaming, DVD players are becoming all but obsolete. But their cheap optics may find a new life in a cost-effective and speedy technique for on-the-spot HIV testing and other analytics.

Point-of-care instrument to detect biothreat agents is under development

08 April, 2013

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and SEB toxin. The device - once developed, approved by the Food and Drug Administration and commercialised - would most likely be used in emergency rooms in the event of a bioterrorism incident.

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