Programmable droplets | MIT News

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 19, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  biology  research  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  microfluidics

Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies | MIT News

Microfluidic device uses acoustics to quickly analyze blood for signatures of cancer and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 18, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  medicine  research  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  national-institutes-of-health-nih  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  health-sciences-and-technology  microfluidics

Our hairy insides | MIT News

Engineers predict how flowing fluid will bend tiny hairs that line blood vessels and intestines.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 21, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  mathematics  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  microfluidics  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa  bioinspiration  fluid-dynamics  biomimetics

Microfluidics for the masses | MIT News

New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 13, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  dna  synthetic-biology  3-d-printing  research  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  national-science-foundation-nsf  national-institutes-of-health-nih  biological-engineering  microfluidics  lincoln-laboratory  open-access

Using light to propel water | MIT News

With new method, MIT engineers can control and separate fluids on a surface using only visible light.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 25, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  microfluidics

Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies | MIT News

Microfluidic device isolates plasma cells from blood rather than bone marrow.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 4, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  medicine  cancer  health-care  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  microfluidics

Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip” | MIT News

Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power, may be used to make small robots move.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 20, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  robotics  robots  biology  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  microfluidics  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa  fluid-dynamics

Scientists make microscopes from droplets | MIT News

With chemistry and light, researchers can tune the focus of tiny beads of liquid.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 10, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  chemical-engineering  microfluidics  3-d  fluid-dynamics  photovoltaics

Temperature difference propels droplets | MIT News

Method for moving fluids on a surface may find uses in condensers, microfluidics, and de-icing.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 14, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  microfluidics

Manufacturing microspheres | MIT News

Technique mass-produces uniform, encapsulated particles for pharmaceuticals, many other uses.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 6, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  manufacturing  3-d-printing  research  school-of-engineering  microfluidics  microelectromechanical-systems-mems  microsystems-technology-laboratories

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