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Capillary Device Significantly Improves Manufacture of Quality Liposomes
Release Date: 05/20/2014

When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, … more

NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves
Release Date: 04/02/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing … more

Dirty Job Made Easier: Microfluidic Technique Recovers DNA for IDs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA, Alexandria, Va.) … more

The Year in Patents
Release Date: 12/18/2012

NIST scientists and engineers have been recognized as inventors in a variety of research areas, including the biosciences, building and fire … more

NIST Focuses on Testing Standards to Support Lab on a Chip Commercialization
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Lab on a chip (LOC) devices—microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters … more

Good Timing: NIST/CU Collaboration Adds Timing Capability to Living Cell Sensors
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Individual cells modified to act as sensors using fluorescence are already useful tools in biochemistry, but now they can add good timing to their … more

New NIST 'Cell Assay on a Chip': Solid Results from Simple Means
Release Date: 02/07/2012

The great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” National Institute of Standards and … more

Researchers Expand Capabilities of Miniature Analyzer for Complex Samples
Release Date: 08/30/2011

It’s not often that someone can claim that going from a positive to a negative is a step forward, but that’s the case for a team of scientists … more

Kinder, Gentler Cell Capture Method Could Aid Medical Research
Release Date: 08/16/2011

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has come up with a potential solution to a two-pronged problem in … more

NIST Nanofluidic 'Multi-tool' Separates and Sizes Nanoparticles
Release Date: 08/03/2010

A wrench or a screwdriver of a single size is useful for some jobs, but for a more complicated project, you need a set of tools of different … more

Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … more

NIST, Maryland Researchers COMMAND a Better Class of Liposomes
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Pop a bubble while washing the dishes and you're likely to release a few drops of water trapped when the soapy sphere formed. A few years ago, … more

Novel NIST Connector Uses Magnets for Leak-Free Microfluidic Devices
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Like other users of microfluidic systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researcher Javier Atencia was faced with an … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

NIST Calculations May Improve Temperature Measures for Microfluidics
Release Date: 09/08/2009

If you wanted to know if your child had a fever or be certain that the roast in the oven was thoroughly cooked, you would, of course, use a … more

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