Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management, however, it is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Now, a study from … Continue Reading Researchers develop an ingestible bacteria-on-a-chip to diagnose disease.
Prematurely born babies may experience lifelong, debilitating consequences with the underlying mechanisms of this condition not well understood, due in part to the difficulties of experimenting with intact, living human … Continue Reading Researchers successfully develop first ever placenta-on-a-chip.
Over the past century, the most reliable method of diagnosing diseases has been the microscopic visualization of thinly sectioned tissues mounted on glass slides. This practice of histopathology is universally … Continue Reading Pen-sized microscope which identifies cancer cells in the operating room, out of animal studies.
A lab-on-a-chip is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip of only millimeters to a few square centimeters to achieve automation and high-throughput screening. … Continue Reading New ‘ELISA-on-a-chip’ set to revolutionise point-of-care testing.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a ‘placenta-on-a-chip’ to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was … Continue Reading Researchers successfully develop placenta-on-a-chip which mirrors what occurs in the human body.
First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally … Continue Reading First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR … Continue Reading New rapid lab-on-a-chip detects dengue antibodies from saliva.
For most cancer patients, primary tumours are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumours – tumours that spread from their original location to other parts of … Continue Reading New MEMS is the first to capture and classify CTC’s by phenotype.
When researchers at the University of Virginia consider bubbles, they think of something much more useful than a child’s plaything or sparkling wine. They are building an entire technology around … Continue Reading Researchers use ultrasound and microbubbles to treat stroke.
Researchers from The University of Kansas have just published an opensource breakthrough paper in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal describing their invention of a miniaturized biomedical testing device for exosomes. … Continue Reading New ‘lab-on-a-chip’ set to revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer.
The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, … Continue Reading Asthma-on-a-chip developed by Harvard researchers.
A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumour to invade other … Continue Reading Novel device captures moment of tumour metastases.
Researchers from the Rutgers University have demonstrated the use of their ‘brain-on-a-chip’ microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury. While their model uses the three dimensional cell structure … Continue Reading Successful ‘brain-on-a-chip’ axonal strain injury model developed.
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device’s inventors at the Stanford University … Continue Reading Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes.