3D printed microfluidics

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

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 tiny channels and electrodes passing electrical current through the material so that a microchip can analyze what the material contains. The Imperial College London scientists […]

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 tiny channels and electrodes passing electrical...
Polyjet 3D Printing Used to Make PDMS Molds for Sliding Trapper Microfluidics Design Concept

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 been developed to assist in cell analysis, which is very beneficial for the medical field. For his University of Saskatchewan thesis paper, titled “On the […]

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 been developed to assist in cell analysis, which is...
3D Printed Microfluidic Device Designed to Customize Cancer Treatment

3D Printed Microfluidic Device Designed to Customize Cancer Treatment

Testing cancer treatments is a lot of trial and error currently, and patients are often subject to multiple uncomfortable and time-consuming therapies before finding one that works. Developments have been made, including growing artificial tumors to test drugs on specific cancer types, but these tumors can take weeks to grow and they don’t account for […]

Testing cancer treatments is a lot of trial and error currently, and patients are often subject to multiple uncomfortable and time-consuming therapies before finding one that works. Developments have been made, including growing artificial tumors to test drugs on...
FEMTOPrint’s Technology Used to Help Produce 3D Printed Glass Molds for Droplet Microfluidic Chips

FEMTOPrint’s Technology Used to Help Produce 3D Printed Glass Molds for Droplet Microfluidic Chips

Swiss high-tech company FEMTOprint, dedicated to contract manufacturing of 3D printed microdevices in glass and other transparent materials, worked with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital this past winter to explore how 3D printing could be used to further innovate the med-tech industry. Now, the company is lending its talents to the production of 3D printed glass molds […]

Swiss high-tech company FEMTOprint, dedicated to contract manufacturing of 3D printed microdevices in glass and other transparent materials, worked with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital this past winter to explore how 3D printing could...
Sculpteo Partnering with Fluigent on Horizon 2020-Funded 3D Printing Microfluidics Research Project

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 has funded multiple important 3D printing projects, with applications in fields from medical and aviation to automotive and aerospace. One intriguing project, which received €7.1 million […]

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 has funded multiple important 3D printing projects, with...
Researchers Develop Microfluidic Technique for 3D Printing Living Cells for Tissue Engineering

Researchers Develop Microfluidic Technique for 3D Printing Living Cells for Tissue Engineering

There are multiple different applications for 3D bioprinting, and many researchers are hard at work to achieve the successful 3D printing of living cells. Now, scientists at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands have developed a new technique that allows for the 3D printing of structures with living cells. The technique, which the scientists call […]

There are multiple different applications for 3D bioprinting, and many researchers are hard at work to achieve the successful 3D printing of living cells. Now, scientists at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands have developed a new technique that allows...
BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

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 disease biomarkers in liquid samples such as blood; they can also quickly and precisely analyze chemicals with small volumes. But the devices are expensive and […]

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 disease biomarkers in liquid samples such as blood; they can also quickly...
Cytosurge Develops Nanoscale FluidFM into Consumer-Friendly 3D Printing Process

Cytosurge Develops Nanoscale FluidFM into Consumer-Friendly 3D Printing Process

FluidFM is a technology that has been around for quite a while, but it’s also constantly developing and changing – much like 3D printing in general. The technology was originally developed within ETH Zurich and improved and industrialized by its spin-off company, Cytosurge. FluidFM has multiple applications in biophysics, life sciences, and metal 3D printing. We’ve highlighted […]

FluidFM is a technology that has been around for quite a while, but it’s also constantly developing and changing – much like 3D printing in general. The technology was originally developed within ETH Zurich and improved and industrialized by its spin-off...
3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

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 entire, working organs for transplant into humans in need. There’s a global shortage of organs for transplant; demand highly exceeds supply. Currently, only about one […]

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 entire, working organs for transplant into humans in need. There’s a global...
3D Printing May Help Make More Effective Medical Microfluidic Chips

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 chips contain miniscule channels through which fluid samples will travel, and their preparation has to take place in a special clean room to prevent even […]

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 chips contain miniscule channels through which fluid...
LLNL Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Transparent Glass for Optical Applications

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 after installing several units at its own factory, and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) recently developed a method of 3D printing glass […]

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 after installing several units at its own factory, and researchers from the Karlsruhe...
Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

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 is basically a small-scale plumbing system on a chip. Both of these tiny objects, which Professor Barrow has experience with, prove once again that bigger is […]

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 is basically a small-scale plumbing system...
UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

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 3D printed molds. Complex microfluidics platforms and microfluidics technology in general serve as the foundation of important and sophisticated research in the fields of medicine, […]

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 3D printed molds. Complex microfluidics platforms...
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Giant Leap Technologies Receive Grant to Develop 3D Printed Microfluidic Solar Power Collectors

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Giant Leap Technologies Receive Grant to Develop 3D Printed Microfluidic Solar Power Collectors

Alternative energy is a controversial topic, and it’s just one piece of the larger climate change debate that’s been raging for years. As the scientific evidence for climate change becomes more and more undeniable, however, the development of alternative energy technology is becoming more urgent, and great strides have been made lately. 3D printing has […]

Alternative energy is a controversial topic, and it’s just one piece of the larger climate change debate that’s been raging for years. As the scientific evidence for climate change becomes more and more undeniable, however, the development of alternative...
The Fluidic Factory is the First Commercial 3D Printer for Fabricating Microfluidic Chips & More

The Fluidic Factory is the First Commercial 3D Printer for Fabricating Microfluidic Chips & More

While we see bright, shiny new desktop 3D printers every day, the Fluidic Factory 3D printer puts the emphasis in new unlike most others, simply because it provides something most of us have never considered in a machine. This is the first commercial FDM 3D printer of its kind, allowing virtually anyone to make fluidically […]

While we see bright, shiny new desktop 3D printers every day, the Fluidic Factory 3D printer puts the emphasis in new unlike most others, simply because it provides something most of us have never considered in a machine. This is the first commercial FDM 3D printer of...
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