Category Archives: Microfluidics

Veterans Affairs investigates healing potential of 3D printed lungs

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for military healthcare is applying 3D printing to the development of artificial lungs. Though still a very early proof-of-concept project, Dr. Joseph Potkay, a biomedical engineer at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Michigan, hopes that minute, 3D printed chips, could one day be used to used to […]

Interview: Inside UCLA’s faster, multimaterial 3D bioprinter

Recently, a 3D bioprinting project conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been making headlines for its potential to create complex biological tissues. Led by UCLA Professor of Engineering Ali Khademhosseini, the project describes a bioprinter that makes use of microfludic chip to efficiently print multiple materials in a single process. Yu Shrike […]

New 2.5D inkjet printing method guides precise medical research

Due to its drop on demand precision, inkjet based 3D printing presents researchers with the stimulating prospect of creating microscopic and complex devices for use in medical and chemical research. Microfluidics and lab on a chip devices, used to study the effects substances and stimuli, are an emerging method cutting down lab space to conduct […]

Harvard-MIT liver chip narrows gap between in vitro and in vivo drug tests

3D bioprinting, microfluidics and hydrogel scaffolding combine in the latest liver tissue research by a team of scientists attributable to seven institutions from across the globe. Centralized at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the organ-on-a-chip device seeks to improve the way drugs are […]

3D printed device proves vaping is potentially as harmful as tobacco

A 3D printed microfludic device developed by chemists at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has uncovered new information on the toxicity of nicotine-based liquids used in …

3D printing could become a new standard for hydrocyclonic microfilters

Hydrocyclones are devices used across industry for separating particles from a liquid. Example applications include water treatment, air purification, and blood plasma separation – an …

3D printing could become a new standard for hydrocyclonic microfilters

Hydrocyclones are devices used across industry for separating particles from a liquid. Example applications include water treatment, air purification, and blood plasma separation – an …