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Microfluidic Device Synchronizes Bacteria

Left to their own devices, bacterial populations contain a mix of young, middle-aged, and old cells. But scientists studying events that occur at different parts of the microbes’ cell cycles learn more about each phase by studying populations all at the same stage. Researchers have now developed a microfluidic device that automatically syncs bacteria to the same stage for on-chip analysis (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac301565g).

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MI Publishes Technical Article

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Microfluidic Innovations team recently published a technical article on Software Programmable Lab on a Chip devices. The article describes the power of MI’s approach to assay design at microfluidic scale and how the flexibility of the AssayMark System can shorten assay design time, cost and effort. The article explains how you can quickly reap the benefits of scaling your assays to microfluidics, reducing sample volume, assay time and increasing your sensitivity and specificity, and demonstrates the flexibility on four diverse assays: glucose level detection, enzyme kinetics research, particle sorting and bacteria culturing and synchronization. 

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