3D-printed microfluidic systems produced in research collaboration

Written by Olivia Seifert, Editor

Microfluidic systems

A collaboration between Virginia Tech (VA, US) researchers, students and alumni is paving the way for 3D-printed microfluidic systems that can be utilized for medical research, drug discovery and personal health diagnostics.  Microfluidic devices utilize small amounts of fluid in combination with a microchip to perform various laboratory tests. They have been instrumental in the development of next-generation therapeutics and diagnostic breakthroughs. The value for microfluidic devices across the global market currently stands at US$17 billion and is expected to grow exponentially.  For the first time ever, scientists have produced 3D-printed microfluidic devices. The scientific collaboration involves researchers from Virginia...

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