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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)
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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)
Image Credit: Chihchen Chen / National Tsing Hua University, National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan
Open microwell setup for screening embryos may allow researchers to select the most viable ones before implantation, potentially increasing IVF success rates
Microwells support high-resolution time-lapse imaging and development of preimplanted mouse embryos
Yu-Hsiang Chung, Yi-Hsing Hsiao, Wei-Lun Kao, Chia-Hsien Hsu, Da-Jeng Yao and Chihchen Chen
Biomicrofluidics 9, 022407 (2015)
Image Credit: Cheng / Fudan University
A recently developed lab-on-a-chip device, which can diagnose the opportunistic parasite in as little as 10 minutes, may help improve treatment in remote, at-risk rural areas.
Rapid microfluidic immunoassay for surveillance and diagnosis of Cryptosporidium infection in human immunodeficiency virus-infect patients
Li Zhang, Yongfeng Fu, Wenwen Jing, Qing Xu, Wang Zhao, Meng Feng, Hiroshi Tachibana, Guodong Sui and Xunjia Cheng
Biomicrofluidics 9, 024114 (2015)
A microfluidic device can safely remove glycerol from thawed red blood cells in minutes, potentially making frozen blood more feasible for routine transfusions.
Continuous removal of glycerol from frozen-thawed red blood cells in a microfluidic membrane device
Ratih E. Lusianti and Adam Z. Higgins
Biomicrofluidics 8, 054124 (2014)
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.