3D Printing and Global Cooperation to Create New Cost-Effective Field Kit for Disease Diagnosis

According to the World Health Organization, there are up to 1 million new cases of leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread through the bites of sandflies, each year. The disease is curable…

Australian Researchers Develop 3D Printed Clip-On Attachment to Turn Smartphone into Microscope

You may have read about the team of researchers who, working with an NSF grant, have introduced and made freely available a 3D printable attachment for a cell phone that…

3D Printed Parts Enhance Asbestos-Detecting Microscope Named Marvin

Asbestos was, at one time, an extremely popular material because of its excellent insulating and fire-resistant properties. Unfortunately, it turned out to be too good to be true, because it…

3D Printing Provides Cost Effective Alternative to Expensive Lab Equipment Plus R&D Tax Credit

Recently, there has been an increase in STEM focused initiatives which has driven a corresponding increase in demand for laboratory equipment. In light of this demand, the scientific and engineering…

The OpenFlexure Microscope: A Lifesaving Water-Testing Device You Can 3D Print at Home

I remember looking at some really interesting things through a microscope when I was in grade school, and wishing that I had my own. Eventually I did, but it was…

Researchers Transform Ordinary Microscope into High-Quality Live Imaging Equipment Using Little More Than a Smartphone and Some 3D Printed Parts

One of the great things about 3D printing is that, in the right hands, it can transform ordinary objects into much more sophisticated tools for a very minimal cost. In…

Get Your Kids Excited About Microbiology Now with the 3D Printed Microscope Powered by Your Smartphone

Parents love to discuss what their kids are ‘into,’ and this came up recently as my daughter was going to a birthday party for a boy in her class and…

3D Printed Microscope Chamber Cuts Cost by 50x

In the complex world of optical microscopy, the quest is to constantly improve access to samples, because this will yield more information and conclusive scientific results. One way to improve…

Breakthrough 3D Printed Video Microscope Might Help Defeat the African Eye Worm

Lymphatic filariasis is a nasty condition caused by the parasitic African Eye Worm, a microscopic thready creature which, as an adult, can can only live within the human lymph system….

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