Microfluidics

Shaping Microscale Flows with Electric Fields

The field of lab-on-a-chip seeks to revolutionize chemical and biological analysis by reducing large scale laboratories to the size of a microfluidic chip.

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Ink Spots to Put an End to Counterfeit Diagnostic Tests

Could tiny ink spots, the size of a pinhead, fight counterfeiting medical tests? We believe the answer is yes. This week at the Biosensors 2018 conference in Miami, I’m presenting a new research paper demonstrating how optical security codes, created by inkjet spotting patterns, can be used in combination with smartphones for authenticating medical tests. […]

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Hydrodynamics in Cell Studies

In collaboration with ETH Zurich, our team at IBM Research – Zurich published an article reviewing the interaction of liquid flows with biological cells. Our work was featured on the cover of the May 23 issue of Chemical Reviews, a highly-cited peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society. The article highlights the importance […]

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Mastering the Flow of Tiny Biological Liquids with Electrogates

Today, much of the knowledge we have in biology and medicine is derived from the ability to detect analytes from complex biological samples, such as blood and urine. This knowledge, in the form of data, is vital for patient diagnostics. For more than a decade, IBM scientists have taken their years of experience from the […]

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