Thompson, Brandon L., Ouyang, Yiwen, Duarte, Gabriela R.M., Carrilho, Emanuel, Krauss, Shannon T., and Landers, James P.
Nature Protocols. June 2015, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p875, 12 p.
Microfluidics -- Innovations and Laser printing -- Innovations
INTRODUCTION In the late 1980s, the first microminiaturized-total chemical analysis system was pioneered by Manz et al. (1), and it presented the analytical community with the first bona fide platform [...] We describe a technique for fabricating microfluidic devices with complex multilayer architectures using a laser printer, a C[O.sub.2] laser cutter, an office laminator and common overhead transparencies as a printable substrate via a laser print, cut and laminate (PCL) methodology. The printer toner serves three functions: (i) it defines the microfluidic architecture, which is printed on the overhead transparencies; (ii) it acts as the adhesive agent for the bonding of multiple transparency layers; and (iii) it provides, in its unmodified state, printable, hydrophobic 'valves' for fluidic flow control. By using common graphics software, e.g., corelDRAW or AutoCAD, the protocol produces microfluidic devices with a design-to-device time of ~40 min. Devices of any shape can be generated for an array of multistep assays, with colorimetric detection of molecular species ranging from small molecules to proteins. Channels with varying depths can be formed using multiple transparency layers in which a C[O.sub.2] laser is used to remove the polyester from the channel sections of the internal layers. The simplicity of the protocol, availability of the equipment and substrate and cost-effective nature of the process make microfluidic devices available to those who might benefit most from expedited, microscale chemistry.
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2017 JAN 19 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology - Breast Cancer. According to news reporting from [...]
Science. Nov 16, 2012, Vol. 338 Issue 6109, p921, 6 p.
Regenerative medicine -- Research, Tissue engineering -- Research, and Tissues
New manufacturing technologies under the banner of rapid prototyping enable the fabrication of structures dose in architecture to biological tissue. In their simplest form, these technologies allow the manufacture of scaffolds upon which cells can grow for later implantation into the body. A more exciting prospect is the printing and patterning in three dimensions of all the components that make up a tissue (cells and matrix materials) to generate structures analogous to tissues; this has been termed bioprinting. Such techniques have opened new areas of research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. 10.1126/science.1226340
Electric Paint from London-based company Bare Conductive is available from RS Components. Electric Paint is an electrically conductive liquid wire, which can be used as a cold-soldering medium or conductive [...]
Farnell element14 is selling an Arduino Uno Click Shield and boards for Atmel's Xplained prototyping platform for the ARM Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D36 microprocessor. The Click Shield fits on the ATSAMA5D3-XPLD [...]
Computer peripherals industry and Rapid prototyping
Stratasys ([STOCK[SSYS]]) is enjoying strong growth, thanks to demand for its rapid prototyping machines, which help firms cut costs and get their products to market faster. Making a prototype of, [...]
Raspberry Pi prototyping kit at Adafruit An add-on prototyping kit for Raspberry Pi is available from US-based DIY electronics website Adafruit. Designed to snap-on to the Pi PCB, the prototyping [...]
Electronics Weekly. Sept 16, 2015, Issue 2639, p19, 1 p.
Sensors and Bluetooth technology
Panasonic Automotive Industrial Systems is selling an evaluation kit for its Grid-Eye infrared array sensor, which incorporates a Bluetooth Smart module and a microcontroller. The kit is intended for prototyping [...]