microfluidics

New computer memory helps soft robot control movements

New computer memory helps soft robot control movements

Engineers have unveiled an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots. It overcomes the problem of the mismatch between pneumatics and electronics.

Microfluidic device rapidly delivers mRNA nanoparticles

Microfluidic device rapidly delivers mRNA nanoparticles

With a ‘liquid assembly line,’ researchers produce mRNA-delivering-nanoparticles a hundred times faster than standard microfluidic technologies.

Shape-changing implants to treat severe pain

Shape-changing implants to treat severe pain

An ultra-thin, inflatable device that uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques and microfluidics can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery.

Microfluidics: efficiently smuggling drugs into cells

Microfluidics: efficiently smuggling drugs into cells

Progressive Mechanoporation makes it possible to mechanically disrupt the membranes of cells for a short time period and let drugs or genes inside cells.

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Scientists have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop.

AI platform to assess blood vessel anomalies

AI platform to assess blood vessel anomalies

Researchers have developed an AI platform that could one day be used in a system to assess vascular and eye diseases.

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