Lab equipment > Lab-on-a-chip

'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.

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.

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