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Microfluidics 2.0 Workshop on Capillary-based Microfluidics for Bioanalysis 2012

Are you curious about the rapidly growing field of paper microfluidics?  Or maybe you’re already in the field and want to meet up with others doing the same?  Are you already planning to visit Boston this fall for MRS and building your itinerary? Then check out this year’s Microfluidics 2.0 Workshop on Capillary-based Microfluidics for […]

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How much does point-of-care testing cost?

One of the reasons for using microfluidic technology is to shrink large machines down into portable desktop or handheld versions. A low cost per test is often important for point-of-care (POC) or point-of-use devices, especially when intended for resource-limited settings such as regions of Africa. But how do you estimate the actual cost of a […]

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Takeaways from the 2011 Wyss Institute Microfluidics & Medicine Symposium (part 1)

Last month I attended the Wyss Institute’s Symposium on Microfluidics and Medicine, a fantastic gathering of some of the most influential people in microfluidics from around the world. While many speakers were from academia, it was different from a typical academic conference because (in the spirit of the new Wyss Insitute) the focus was on how microfluidics could be launched […]

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Microfluidics and technology decentralization

I’m currently reading Daniel Pink’s Free Agent Nation, which discusses how the availability of technology has enabled people to do certain types of work (e.g. software development, graphic design) from their homes as part of a modern cottage industry.  It got me thinking about how microfluidics may contribute to technology decentralization, shifting technology resources from […]

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Claros Diagnostics in Tech Review

Claros Diagnostics, who spoke at the first FluidicMEMS event, is on a roll. In the past few weeks their microfluidic technology for monitoring levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) has been covered in both Technology Review and Popular Science (April 2010 issue). From the Technology Review article (March 31, 2010): Claros’s technology, which consists of […]

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