microfluidics

3D Printing Shrinks Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Even Smaller

Microfluidic devices are tiny microchips that have almost completely microscopic channels, pumps, and valves etched into them for the purposes of sorting and analyzing cells, disease biomarkers, and other miniature…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 3rd, 2021

We have an extremely packed week of webinars and events, both virtual and in-person, to tell you about! From design for additive manufacturing and high-temperature 3D printers to aluminum 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 9, 2021: CHAMPP, University of Minnesota, GE, Silca, ExOne & Celwise

First things first in this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Alloyed has received a hybrid AM research grant, and researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a spherical…

Bioprinting Researchers: Apply to Receive an Aspect Biosystem’s RX1 Bioprinter

For the second year in a row, Aspect Biosystems announced applications are open for its RX1 Bioprinter Grant Program. Designed to support researchers who need access to advanced 3D bioprinting…

US Army and Researchers 3D Print Microfluidic Channels on Curved Surface in an Open Lab

The field of microfluidics continues to grow as it’s used in a variety of applications: tissue engineering, drug screening and delivery, sensors, bioprinting, and more. Microfluidics involves manipulating and controlling…

Aspect Biosystems to Deliver Two Bioprinters to Researchers via New Grant Program

Pioneering microfluidic bioprinting company Aspect Biosystems launched a new grant program for research labs, enhancing the use of 3D bioprinting technology. The Vancouver-based biotechnology firm will choose two winners that…

Montana State University Achieves Low-Cost Microfluidics Sensor with 3D Printing

I had the pleasure of touring Montana State University last year around Thanksgiving, as my son was accepted there. The geography is breathtaking (Montana, not surprising) and so was the…

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…

Nanoscale 4D Printing Technique Recreates Cell Surfaces: Polymer Brush Hypersurface Photolithography

While 3D printing is helping humanity in creating some of the most perplexing constructs we could ever imagine, researchers are now delving into the intricate technology of 4D printing to…

HP’s New BioPrinter Helps Researchers Make Pharmaceutical Samples

It has been years in the making, but finally, we know more about HP’s highly awaited bioprinting system. In the last years, HP has moved heavily into the research of…

China: Researchers Test 3D Printed Modular Microfluidic Systems

Chinese researchers from the School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering at Lingnan Normal University are examining ways to improve the use of microfluidics, outlining their research in the recently published…

3D Printing, Microfluidics & Organ-on-Chips Coming Together

In the recently published ‘Combining additive manufacturing with microfluidics: an emerging method for developing novel organs-on-chips,’ Chinese researchers are exploring a complex but increasingly popular topic in 3D printing, combining…

Interview with Gavin Jeffries from Fluicell: “Cell Biology is at the Core of our Work”

Getting to know cells well helps understand how organisms function. This is one of the aspects that drive scientists, researchers, and physicians to create bioprinting technology to generate living structures…

Fluicell is Preparing to be the Next Big Player in Sweden’s Bioprinting Field

Creating innovative tools and high-tech systems for life science researchers around the globe has turned up some fascinating new companies in the last few years; and with Europe currently housing…

Researchers Tackle Fluid Flow Issues 3D Printing Microfluidics Platform

In ‘Microfluidics as a Platform for the Analysis of 3D Printing Problems,’ authors Rui Mendes, Paola Fanzio, Laura Campo-Deaño, and Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales explore new ways to tackle ongoing issues…

Analyzing & Solving 3D Printing Issues with Microfluidics

In the recently published ‘Microfluidics as a Platform for the Analysis of 3D Printing Problems,’ by Rui Mendes, Paola Fanzio, Laura Campo-Deaño, and Francisco J. Galindo-Rosales, the authors explore FFF…

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….

Glasgow Researchers Explore Stem Cell Engineering with Bacteria Filled Microgels

Researchers from the University of Glasgow are expanding their research into bioprinting, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Bacteria laden microgels as autonomous 3D environments for stem cell engineering.’…

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…

UTK: Doctoral Student Explores the Intersection of 3D Printing, Microfluidics & Bioprinting

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Doctoral student, Peter Golden Shankles, presents his dissertation on ‘Interfacing to Biological Systems Using Microfluidics,’ discussing the popular new field of microfluidics and the 3D…

Bioprinting 101 – Part 16, Microfluidics

Microfluidic Process We have previously mentioned the topic of microfluidics within this series of articles. Microfluidics deals with the behavior, precise control, and manipulation of fluids that are geometrically constrained…

Bioprinting 101 – Part 14, DNA

This is part 14 of our bioprinting series. Learn about DNA and how it is leveraged for bioprinting purposes.

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…