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A Brief Introduction to Digital Microfluidics

A Brief Introduction to Digital Microfluidics

In the early 1900s when digitization of data came about to be a boom in data processing technology, one wouldn’t have imagined that similarly a droplet containing biological samples could be digitized in order to be processed in a programmed order of complex reactions. Digital microfluidics (DMF) has made it possible to perform a stepwise procedure on precise quantities of liquid on a microscale thereby combining the benefits of microfluidics as well as discrete processing of information. (more…)

Microfluidics Drives Real-Life Applicability of Organoid Advances

Microfluidics Drives Real-Life Applicability of Organoid Advances

Microfluidic engineering advances sustain organoids and fuel the growing stream of organoid uses. As tiny replicas of human organs, organoids are generated layer-by-layer from stem cells, and realistically vascularized by microfluidic systems, enabling life-like blood flow and other fluidic systems. Stem cells nurtured under specific three-dimensional conditions have produced organoids that replicate the architecture of the organ from which they were derived. (more…)