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Printing Microparticles for Drug Delivery

A startup emerging from Jennifer Lewis' lab intends to commercialize a technology platform that can produce microdroplets of highly viscous fluids, with applications in drug formulation and delivery. (Image courtesy of the Lewis Lab.)Droplet-based…


  • Jennifer Lewis

New cell sorting technology could replace fluorescent and magnetic technologies

Dr. Prentiss’ lab has developed a new cell sorting technology based on microfluidics. This technique enables manipulation of non-magnetic micro- and nano-entities, including cells, immersed in magnetic fluids. Compared to existing MACS and FACS cell…


  • Mara Prentiss
  • Pierre Striehl
  • Howard Stone
  • Efraim Feinstein

Selective deposition of cells in microwells

This invention is a method of selectively functionalizing indentations (such as wells or channels in microfluidic systems) or protrusions on a substrate such that, for example, cells selectively bind to the indentations or the protrusions. The…


  • George Whitesides
  • Emanuele Ostuni
  • Christopher Chen
  • Donald Ingber

Microfluidic arrays for multiplex detection of analyts

This invention is a microfluidic array apparatus and a method of performing multiple analyses on multiple samples simultaneously, utilizing nanoliter volumes of reagents. It has two embodiments, the first consists of N microfluidic channels, perhaps…


  • George Whitesides
  • Rustem Ismagilov
  • Jessamine Lee
  • Paul Kenis
  • Xingyu Jiang
  • Rosaria Ferrigno

High-sensitivity, high-throughput biosensor capable of detecting biomarkers without external fluorescent labels

This invention describes a combination of technologies that produce a miniature optical biosensor array which is capable of detecting biomarkers without requiring external fluorescent labels. This label-free approach uses a sample placed in a…


  • Frank Vollmer
  • Qimin Quan
  • Marko Loncar

Liquid color: Flexible, angle-independent structural color from microdroplets

This invention uses microdroplets with particle arrays (“photonic balls”) to achieve angle-independent structural color. When incident light is reflected off the disordered arrangement of scattering centers in the microdroplets, only certain…


  • Vinothan Manoharan
  • Sofia Magkiriadou
  • Jin-Gyu Park

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