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Chip-based technology used to diagnose tuberculosis

26 June, 2023

Scientists have developed a cheap, rapid and portable diagnostic test to analyse sputum samples for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) from suspected TB patients.

The biosensor chip at the end of the rainbow

07 December, 2022

US researchers have developed a miniaturised plasmonic spectrometer that creates a rainbow pattern that shifts in the presence of a chemical or biological sample.

Cluster-Well chip helps to detect metastatic cancer

23 August, 2022

Researchers have invented a new type of chip, combining the precision of microfluidic chips with the efficiency of membrane filtration, to find CTC clusters.

Minimalist microfluidic chip powered by a smartphone

25 May, 2022

Researchers develop a microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone.

Lab-on-a-chip achieves fast, efficient cell separation

04 March, 2022

Thanks to an all-in-one process, the device removed the need for labour-intensive sample pretreatment and chemical tagging techniques.

'Tissue on a chip' reduces need for animal testing

06 April, 2021

Researchers have developed human-on-a-chip technology, using human tissues in a device, which mimics human physiology.

ANFF partners with NASA to monitor health in space

06 November, 2019

The Australian National Fabrication Facility has partnered with NASA in a project to develop sensors for monitoring the health of astronauts through testing bodily fluids such as sweat and saliva.

Lab-on-a-chip analyses health of white blood cells

15 October, 2019

Using a combination of microfluidics and electrical sensors, the chip was able to detect differences in the electrical properties of white blood cells taken from healthy and diabetic patients.

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.

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