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3D Printing and COVID-19, May 1, 2020 Update

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…

3D Printed Micropump Manipulates Fluid Movement with Vibrating Micropaddles

Many scientists have been inspired by the movements of fish, and paired the concept with 3D printing for interesting experiments. Researchers Zhiyong Tang, Xiufeng Shao, Jianze Huang, Jinyuan Yao, and…

Portable Microfluidic Platforms Streamline Multiple Lab On A Chip Applications

In the recently published ‘Portable Microfluidic Platform Employing Young-Laplace Pumping for Multiplexed Lab-on-a-Chip Applications’ author Leonard Mahlberg discusses the relevance of lab-on-a-chip devices today in numerous applications, but mainly medicine….

Vienna: 3D printing Prototypes for Cutting the Cost of Lab-on-a-Chip & Organ-on-a-Chip Systems

A variety of new microfabrication methods are available now for creating rapid prototypes and new systems, and Vienna University of Technology researchers explain new research in ‘Characterization of four functional…

3D Printing Lab-on-A-Chip with Droplet Emulsion & NinjaFlex

In ‘3D Printing a Microfluidic Chip Capable of Droplet Emulsion Using NinjaFlex Filament,’ Robert Andrews from the University of Arkansas 3D prints a novel microfluidic system for his thesis project…

Interview with Alok Anil of Next Big Innovation Labs

This interview features Alok Medikepura Anil. He has great subject matter expertise within the realms of engineering and policy. His knowledge will give some people insight into how 3D bioprinting is reliant upon policy within the future.

Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University…

Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D…

Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing to Create Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive Diagnostic Tool

From whirligigs and models to printers and smart bathrooms, 3D printing technology has definitely made an impact on diagnostics. Healthcare workers use diagnostic tools to detect and determine the severity…

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…

Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Blood Vessel Model to Study Disease-Causing Blood Clots

We’ve seen 3D printed blood vessels before – even an entire functioning network of them that was surviving in mice – but researchers in the Netherlands who are working with…

Read Before You Vape: 3D Printed Screening Device Shows That E-Cigarettes Are Just as Bad as Tobacco Cigarettes

In season three of Friends, my favorite sitcom in the world, Rachel Green tries to help her friend Chandler Bing quit smoking, first by physically removing cigarettes from his mouth,…

University of Tasmania Research Team Receives $630K ARC Grant to Develop 3D Printed Lab-on-a-Chip Tech

3D printing is capable of creating extremely large objects, like cars and even office buildings, but it can also be used to fabricate tiny objects, like a lab-on-a-chip. These mini laboratories,…

University of Sheffield: 3D Printed Micro-Rockets Fueled for Thrust by Enzymes May Soon Deliver Drugs in Human Body

When you are really, really sick, often all you want to know is that help is on the way. As doctors see you, write prescriptions and offer treatments, it’s often…

3D Printing a Lab-on-a-Chip

Lab-on-a-chip. No, it’s not the latest in the viscous app-off between Chili’s and TGIFriday’s. Instead, it’s a miniature laboratory printed onto a microchip, integrating several lab functions into a single…