3D printed microfluidic devices

3D Printed Monolithic Device Acts as Trap to Isolate Cancer Cells

International researchers have recently developed a method for capturing blood cells to isolate tumors, using a novel liquid biopsy device that functions as a 3D printed cell trap. This technique…

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Researchers Use Liquid-in-Liquid Printing to Create 3D Fluidic Devices

The mixing of oil and water is generally something most of us have no use for, with the two known to be immiscible liquids—meaning they do not combine together and…

Germany: IMT Researchers Assess 3D Printing Materials & Processes in Miniaturization & Microfluidics

Just as 3D printing is allowing us to create so many things never before possible, the technology itself continues to expand beyond its previous limitations. Miniaturization is a good example,…

3D Printed Electrodes Make Microfluidic Devices Cheaper and Quicker to Fabricate

Researchers at Imperial College London wanted to develop a microfluidic biosensor for analysis of cancer cells that was quicker and easier to produce. A microfluidic device involves biological material traveling through…

Polyjet 3D Printing Used to Make PDMS Molds for Sliding Trapper Microfluidics Design Concept

Microfluidics, which often crosses paths these days with 3D printing, deals with manipulating and controlling the flow of fluids in tiny channels, often on the sub-millimeter scale. Many microfluidic devices have…

Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques…

Sculpteo Partnering with Fluigent on Horizon 2020-Funded 3D Printing Microfluidics Research Project

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework is the biggest Research and Innovation program ever launched by the EU. With almost €80 billion of available funding until the year 2020, the program…

New York Genome Center Researchers Create Low-Cost Open Source 3D Printed Device for Single-Cell Analysis

So many of the benefits of 3D printing—and often all of them—allow for innovative strides to be made in a variety of industries today. Some of the most undeniable and…

MIT Improves Nanofiber Materials Through 3D Printing

Nanofiber materials are valuable in a number of applications: tissue engineering, solar cells, water filtration, body armor. But the meshes, made up of fibers with nanoscale diameters, aren’t ubiquitous in…

BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and…

3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

While great strides have been made in 3D bioprinting, including the production of living tissue for drug testing and disease research, the ultimate goal is still elusive: to 3D print…

Enterprise in Space Announces ‘Print the Future Contest’ Winning Teams and Their 3D Printable Space Experiments

We first heard about the Print the Future competition in October of 2016. Enterprise in Space (EIS), a nonprofit program of the National Space Society (NSS), and the Kepler Space Institute…

3D Printing May Help Make More Effective Medical Microfluidic Chips

Diagnosing genetic mutations and anomalies is a tricky science. In Dino Di Carlo’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, that science involves the careful preparation of microfluidic chips. These…

LLNL Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Transparent Glass for Optical Applications

The 3D printing of glass has been in the news quite a lot lately, with several breakthroughs coming in the last couple of months. Micron3DP is releasing its glass 3D printer…

Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

A lab-on-a-chip is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a miniature laboratory that is printed onto a microchip. But for the past 25 years, Professor David Barrow of Cardiff University in Wales has studied microfluidics, which…

UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

A few weeks ago, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, introduced a paper focusing on an innovative Lego-based modular microfluidics platform designed with…

ESCARGOT Serves Up Simplified 3D Printing of Intricate Microfluidic Devices for Chip Technology

ESGARGOT. For some of us, this brings to mind a pricey appetizer in the form of a land snail usually spiced up with garlic, herbs, and butter. While many may…