New Routes to Polystyrene Foams via Lab-on-a-Chip Techniques


Polystyrene foams with controlled pore sizes and narrow pore size distributions have been synthesized via lab-on-a-chip techniques.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – March 2015


The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

Improving plasmonic sensors to better detect biomolecules

Yongkang Gao (right) and Filbert J. Bartoli took advantage of nanofabrication advances to improve the resolution of their nanoscale biosensors to levels almost as sensitive as those achieved by much larger commercial systems. Christa Neu

Researchers combine nanoplasmonic architectures and interferometry to bring nanoscale biosensors to near-commercial levels of sensitivity.

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Potential REP Lab-on-a-Chip System for Medicine and Research


New technology combines a laser and electric fields to separate particles and microbes by size.

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Special Issue: Lab-on-a-Chip Based Diagnostics

Lab-on-a-Chip Based Diagnostics

The issue aims to provide a representative and comprehensive overview on the broad range of current biophotonics on-chip, spanning the full range from chip fabrication to applications in biomedical sensing and related fields.

Enhancing fertility by microfluidics and biophotonics


Lab-on-a-chip method, when combined with biophotonics, can be used to assay for metabolites, to separate gametes via optoelectrical tweezers, or to improve the vitrification of oocytes.

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Rapid Microfluidic Sorting for On-chip Capture and Analysis of Single Cells


On-chip culturing and molecular profiling of captured cancer cells using a low-cost, rapid microfluidic cell sorter device

2D On-Chip Magnetic Actuation

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A group from FZ Juelich have investigated methods for controlling magnetic particle clouds on microwire crossbar chips.

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