Category Archives: lab-on-a-chip

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 […]

Cornell researchers trust the gut with 3D printed intestine bioreactors

One of the primary goals of The March Lab at Cornell University, New York, is to create synthetic intestines for use in regenerative medicine and animal-free drug testing. Made from stem cells, the artificial models are theoretically much closer to the real-thing than the alternatives, including computational simulation and single layer cell tests. Now in […]

WFIRM 3D bioprinted Body on a Chip responds to billion dollar screening deficiency

On average, 90% of new drugs developed by pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. fail to make it to a commercial market due to inadequacy of the current screening process. As a result, the manufacturers and researchers involved are seeking a better alternative to up the odds of the industry’s roulette, and save money in a […]

BYU 3D printer first of its kind sub 100μm microfluidic chip

Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah, are “deliberately trying to start a revolution” in the way chemical testing devices are made. Using a custom built 3D printer, scientists Hua Gong, Bryce Bickham, Adam Woolley and Gregory Nordin, have 3D printed a microfluidic chip at a resolution previously unseen in the industry. The method is poised […]

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 …