Articles in the News
Image Credit: C. Zhao/McGill University
McGill University researchers have created the first paper-based electrochemical “immunosensing” platform for rapid, inexpensive diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C virus co-infections.
A portable paper-based microfluidic platform for multiplexed electrochemical detection of HIV and HCV antibodies in serum
Chen Zhao and Xinyu Liu
Biomicrofluidics 10, 024119 (2016)
Image Credit: Liu Group/Lehigh University
A team of researchers at Lehigh and the University of Pennsylvania has developed a technique that uses antibody-coated nanoparticles as imaging probes to watch cell-to-cell interactions under micro-fluid conditions.
Biomimetic channel modeling local vascular dynamics of pro-inflammatory endothelial changes
Antony Thomas, H. Daniel Ou-Yang, Linda Lowe-Krentz, Vladimir R. Muzykantov and Yaling Liu
Biomicrofluidics 10, 014101 (2016)
Image: Uncredited, taken from RMIT Press Release
Researchers from the School of Science have found that a number of photopolymers used in 3D printing are toxic and exposure to this material can potentially pose health and environmental risks.
Assessment of the biocompatibility of three-dimensional-printed polymers using multispecies toxicity tests
Feng Zhu, Timo Friedrich, Dayanthi Nugegoda, Jan Kaslin and Donald Wlodkowic
Biomicrofluidics 9, 061103 (2015)
Image Credit: Cody Narcisco and Victoria Zellmer/University of Notre Dame
A new microfluidic chip could provide more comprehensive information to doctors diagnosing diseases like cancer.
On-chip three-dimensional tissue histology for microbiopsies
Cody Narciso, Kyle R. Cowdrick, Victoria Zellmer, Teresa Brito-Robinson, Pavel Brodskiy, David J. Hoelzle, Siyuan Zhang and Jeremiah J. Zartman
Biomicrofluidics 10, 021101 (2016)
Image Credit: Julian Sheats/UMN
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and BioNano Genomics have used the physics of DNA in nanochannels to improve genome mapping.
Measurements of DNA barcode label separations in nanochannels from time-series data
Julian Sheats, Jeffrey G. Reifenberger, Han Cao and Kevin D. Dorfman
Biomicrofluidics 9, 064119 (2015)
Image Credit: Ying Yi/University of British Columbia
According to news reporting originating from Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Implantable drug delivery devices are becoming attractive due to their abilities of targeted and controlled dose release. Currently, two important issues are functional lifetime and non-controlled drug diffusion."
A remotely operated drug delivery system with an electrolytic pump and a thermo-responsive valve
Ying Yi, Amir Zaher, Omar Yassine, Jurgen Kosel and Ian G. Foulds
Biomicrofluidics 9, 052608 (2015)
Image Credit: Jasmina Casals-Terré /Technical University of Catalonia
Microfluidics offers the prospect of running blood tests on location, at low cost, with mere droplets of blood fresh from a pricked finger—by spinning ("lab on a CD"), wicking in ordinary paper, or incorporating filters into "labs on a chip." Jasmina Casals-Terré and colleagues have now addressed a major hurdle for so-called cross-flow microfluidic filters and greatly improved their efficiency.
Microfluidic point-of-care blood panel based on a novel technique: Reversible electroosmotic flow
Mahdi Mohammadi, Hojjat Madadi and Jasmina Casals-Terré
Biomicrofluidics 9, 054106 (2015)
Image Credit: Ute Neugebauer/Jena University Hospital
A Lab-on-a-Disc platform developed by a German and Irish team of researchers dramatically cut the time to detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections—a major cause of sepsis
Rapid, culture-independent, optical diagnostics of centrifugally captured bacteria from urine samples
Ulrich-Christian Schröder, Frank Bokeloh, Mary O'Sullivan, Uwe Glaser, Katharina Wolf, Wolfgang Pfister, Jürgen Popp, Jens Ducrée and Ute Neugebauer
Biomicrofluidics 9, 044118 (2015)
Image Credit: Uncredited, taken from PNNL Research Highlights Press Release
Scientists can now see biofilms, structured communities of microbes, in 3D and real time thanks to a laboratory instrument developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Two-dimensional and three-dimensional dynamic imaging of live biofilms in a microchannel by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry
Xin Hua, Matthew J. Marshall, Yijia Xiong, Xiang Ma, Yufan Zhou, Abigail E. Tucker, Zihua Zhu, Songqin Liu and Xiao-Ying Yu
Biomicrofluidics 9, 031101 (2015)
Winners of AES and Biomicrofluidics “Art in Science” Competition
The AES Electrophoresis Society partnered with Biomicrofluidics to conduct an “Art in Science” competition. For this competition, participants were asked to submit an image or video that taught and informed members of the scientific community about techniques for moving particles in microfluidics using electricity or other forces.
We are proud to announce the winners of this competition.
Best Image (on right): Mario Saucedo (Rochester Institute of Technology), “Miscarried Separation in a SpiderChannel Microdevice”
Best Video: Tayloria Adams (University of California, Irvine), “Dielectrophoretic patterning of sickle cells”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJGmHnHtU0
Runner-Up Image (on left): Avanish Mishra (Purdue University), “A bacteria flower”
Runner-Up Video: Renny E. Fernandez (Southern Methodist University), “Dielectrophoretic profiles of cells created by Pt black threads”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwoJg3YV0pU
Honorable Mention Image (on right): Ali Rohani (University of Virginia), “Conductivity gradient-enhanced dielectrophoresis”
Honorable Mention Video: Aashish Priye (Sandia National Laboratories), “Convective PCR”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zWgg7yo1ak
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest. The judges were impressed by all of the imaginative and high-quality submissions, and we look forward to next year’s contest.
Best Paper Award 2015 Open for Submissions
The Biomicrofluidics Best Paper Award is open for submissions in 2015. The award is aimed at emerging scientists and is open to first authors under the age of 40 who submit papers to Biomicrofluidics from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015 (eligible papers must be accepted by 15 March 2016). Details about the award can be found here.
New Fast Track Section
Biomicrofluidics has replaced Brief Communications with Fast Track, an accelerated publishing scheme designed to get cutting edge research into the literature quickly. Articles submitted to the Fast Track section receive reviews from members of the Editorial Advisory Board within two weeks. Details about Fast Track submissions can be found here.