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Research, development and commercial applications of advanced flexible materials.

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Lab-on-Chip: an Overview

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Lab-on-chip (LOC) technology has the potential to provide a robust and portable point-of-care (POC) toolset at a fraction of the size and cost of conventional laboratory sampling methods. However, it is still an emerging technology, and commercial applications of LOCs are presently limited. Several major technical bottlenecks hamper the commercial viability of LOCs, including material quality, commercial-scale fabrication challenges, sample complexity, and many other hindrances.

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Technical Paper: A Key Component in Revolutionizing the Blood Draw Process

 

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Drawbridge Health has developed a new way to draw blood. The company founded by GE Ventures is in the final testing phases of an innovative blood collection device that can be used to draw blood anywhere, even at home. Point-of-care testing is nothing new, however, the ease of use and effectiveness of Drawbridge's tech is revolutionary.

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How Online Videos Have Optimized Researching Manufacturing Equipment


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Technology is developing at a rapid rate in the Life Science and Medical Industries. Processes that were once carried out by hand, or developed with slow and tedious technologies, are being replaced and improved with the spread of automation equipment. One of my jobs as a Process Engineer is to find and purchase new equipment to increase our current capabilities, bring in completely new capabilities, and replace old systems we have in place. But how do I narrow down the ever-growing list of machines and their specifications?

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Thoughts From a Material Sourcing Millennial


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It’s Monday morning and I have 5 material sourcing projects laying on my desk that I need to work through before my 10 AM sales call where I need to deliver updates to the sales managers who are anxiously waiting to update their customers.  20 years ago this would sound like an impossible task, but with the improvements we've seen with internet services we now have the tools to acheive previously impossible tasks.

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The Material Sourcing Paradigm Shift - 2016

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Advanced flexible materials represent a large global market that spans a wide variety of industries and applications. As a result, the market is influenced by global economic trends and new technologies, as well as the engineers and technical staff responsible for them.

Over the last year, at Boyd Technologies, we have pinpointed some of the trends affecting global markets, particularly advanced flexible materials. We have also conducted our own material sourcing survey of over 200 material- sourcing professionals. This report interprets and summarizes the results, as well as focuses on key factors that may influence the future landscape.

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