DNA Computing With Microfluidic Chips | Syntec Optics

Engineers have developed a new 3D printing technique that allows printing of finely tuned flexible materials. By using a droplet-based, multiphase microfluidic system, the team was able to efficiently print materials with potential applications in soft robotics, tissue engineering, and wearable technology. In traditional extrusion-based 3D printers, printing material is pushed through a nozzle and [..]

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Organ Chips Enable Rapid Drug Repurposing | Syntec Optics

The tiny domain of microfluidics has opened big horizons in chemistry and pharmaceuticals, allowing creation of lab on a chip platforms for experiments and drug development. But as scientists look at processes at ever-smaller length and time scales, the problems of rapidly and efficiently mixing different fluids—in channels far thinner than a human hair—become formidable. [..]

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Organ-On-A-Chip

MIT biological engineers have created a multitissue model that lets them study the relationships between different organs and the immune system, on a specialized microfluidic platform seeded with human cells. Using this type of model, sometimes called “organ-on-a-chip” or “physiome on-a-chip,” the research team was able to explore the role of circulating immune cells in [..]

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