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User-defined local stimulation of live tissue through a movable microfluidic port

A two-component, two-phase microfluidic device provides a movable port for user-selectable local stimulation of living tissue slices.

Graphical abstract: User-defined local stimulation of live tissue through a movable microfluidic port
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Microfluidic lung airway-on-a-chip with arrayable suspended gels for studying epithelial and smooth muscle cell interactions

A novel lung airway-on-a-chip system that uses a suspended hydrogel to enable epithelial–matrix–smooth muscle cell interactions.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic lung airway-on-a-chip with arrayable suspended gels for studying epithelial and smooth muscle cell interactions
From the themed collection: Organ-, body- and disease-on-a-chip systems
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Flow dynamics control endothelial permeability in a microfluidic vessel bifurcation model

Endothelial barrier function is known to be regulated by a number of molecular mechanisms; however, the role of biomechanical signals associated with blood flow is comparatively less explored.

Graphical abstract: Flow dynamics control endothelial permeability in a microfluidic vessel bifurcation model
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Buffer-free integrative nanofluidic device for real-time continuous flow bioassays by ion concentration polarization

A novel portable device combining an aptamer probe and a nanofluidic component was developed, enabling the buffer-free continuous monitoring of small molecules in biological fluids.

Graphical abstract: Buffer-free integrative nanofluidic device for real-time continuous flow bioassays by ion concentration polarization
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Upgrading well plates using open microfluidic patterning

We developed an open microfluidic hydrogel-patterning technology that creates networks of cell culture chambers in well plates for multiculture experiments.

Graphical abstract: Upgrading well plates using open microfluidic patterning
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Automated microfluidic platform for systematic studies of colloidal perovskite nanocrystals: towards continuous nano-manufacturing

An automated microfluidic platform enables systematic high-throughput studies of mixing enhancement on the emission band-gap of in-flow synthesized perovskite quantum dots, resulting in kinetically tunable nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Automated microfluidic platform for systematic studies of colloidal perovskite nanocrystals: towards continuous nano-manufacturing
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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A microfluidic device for partial immobilization, chemical exposure and behavioural screening of zebrafish larvae

Movement response of zebrafish to chemicals is of interest in screening studies. We introduce a microfluidic device for partial immobilization, head L-arginine exposure and movement screening of zebrafish larvae under controlled conditions.

Graphical abstract: A microfluidic device for partial immobilization, chemical exposure and behavioural screening of zebrafish larvae
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Probing blood cell mechanics of hematologic processes at the single micron level

Single-micron PDMS devices provide insight into the biophysical effects that vascular matrices have on platelets, RBCs, and neutrophils.

Graphical abstract: Probing blood cell mechanics of hematologic processes at the single micron level
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Stereolithographic printing of ionically-crosslinked alginate hydrogels for degradable biomaterials and microfluidics

Light-based 3D printing of alginate hydrogels using ionic crosslinking enables reversible patterning with controlled degradation.

Graphical abstract: Stereolithographic printing of ionically-crosslinked alginate hydrogels for degradable biomaterials and microfluidics
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Image-based feedback and analysis system for digital microfluidics

A new feedback and biological analysis system for digital microfluidics that uses an imaging based setup.

Graphical abstract: Image-based feedback and analysis system for digital microfluidics
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators
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Label-free ferrohydrodynamic cell separation of circulating tumor cells

A size-based ferrohydrodynamic cell separation (FCS) device capable of enriching intact circulating tumor cells with high throughput and high recovery rate.

Graphical abstract: Label-free ferrohydrodynamic cell separation of circulating tumor cells
From the themed collection: Lab on a Chip Recent HOT Articles
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About this collection

Lab on a Chip is please to present this growing web collection showcasing some of the best research in the field of miniaturisation being conducted by early career scientists. This series is edited by Dino Di Carlo (UCLA, USA), Yoon-Kyoung Cho (UNIST, South Korea) and Piotr Garstecki (IPC PAC, Poland), and aims to highlight up-and-coming researchers in the early stages of the independent careers.

This collection is updated when new Emerging Investigator series papers are published, so keep checking the page for new articles!

You can read our feature interviews with the corresponding authors included in the series on our blog. More details about the series and how to apply are available at rsc.li/loc-emerging

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