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Flexible glass lab-on-a-chip devices offer potential as medical diagnostics, sensors, more

By April Gocha / April 4, 2017

Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a technique that incorporates glass to build tiny lab-on-a-chip devices, or flexible glass nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), that could broaden rapid medical diagnostics.

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Self-folding silicon nanostructures mock Venus flytraps to catch single cells

By April Gocha / July 8, 2014

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have manufactured self-folding, biocompatible, silicon nanostructures—that can capture single live cells in solution.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 14, 2012

Lots of interesting work happening out there: Making “renewable” viable: Drexel engineers develop new technology for grid-level electrical energy storage A team of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering has developed a new method for quickly and efficiently storing large amounts of electrical energy. The researchers are putting forward a plan to integrate into the…

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Bootleggers beware: Counterfeit whisky easier to detect with new device

By Eileen De Guire / November 15, 2011

These scotch whisky packages look genuine, but are the bottle’s contents authentic? A new Raman spectroscopy method can  identify fakes quickly and accurately. Credit: Wikepedia; Creative Commons license. Product counterfeiting and media pirating are big problems for the likes of Rolex, Gucci and Universal Studios. As publishers, we, too, have to deal with theft of…

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Superionic phosphate glass stamp for lab-on-a-chip manufacture

By Eileen De Guire / October 26, 2011

A glass stamp reproduces precise, nanometer-scale etchings in silver. This original engraving is 10 microns wide – less than a quarter of the diameter of a human hair. Credit: Kyle Jacobs; MIT The days of having vials of blood drawn for diagnostic testing could become history if lab-on-a-chip technology develops to its full potential. LOCs…

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Nanoscale discovery said to open new possibilities for tiny glass electrodes in microfluidic devices

By / May 31, 2010

A team University of Michigan researchers say they have figured out a way to nondestructively use glass as an electrode in certain microfluidic devices. Alan Hunt, a biomedical engineering associate professor at the university, and his research team accidentally discovered a way to get an electric current to pass nondestructively through a thin section of…

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