Navigation Links
UT Arlington engineer wins NSF award to support microfluidic analyses of tissue, cell samples
Date:2/8/2013

A UT Arlington mechanical engineer has been honored by the National Science Foundation with a $400,000 Early Career Development grant to support her work with microfluidic devices, which promise to improve 3D tissue and cell sample analyses.

Hyejin Moon, who joined The University of Texas College of Engineering in 2007, has developed a novel approach to testing microscopic amounts of tissue and cells on microchips.

Her devices produce more accurate images and conditions of huge numbers of samples. It's a process that can more quickly identify disease biomarkers and efficacies of libraries of drug cocktails that has applications for speedier drug development.

"Dr. Moon's research has the potential to improve medical testing and disease diagnosis," said Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the College of Engineering. "We are pleased that the National Science Foundation has invested in this important work."

Moon said her microfluidic device technology is a faster and more reliable method of analyzing samples than traditional testing performed in petri dishes, processes that can take weeks or months to show results. Testing performed on the chips can be easily repeated, saving time and increasing accuracy, she said.

"What's even better is that the device engineers the cell and tissue samples into a 3D configuration," said Moon, who is an assistant professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. "That's closer to an accurate portrayal of our bodies."

The research will involve bio, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineers, she said.

Moon said her research ultimately may lead to the development of devices that could be used by patients in their own homes.


'/>"/>

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. National herpetology society honors UT Arlington professor for discoveries
2. UT Arlington physics team demonstrates new power generation technique
3. National Academy of Inventors names four UT Arlington professors as charter fellows
4. Columbia Engineering and Penn researchers increase speed of single-molecule measurements
5. Melting glaciers, enough sand to bury London, and ancient ecosystem engineering
6. Innovative cell printing technologies hold promise for tissue engineering R&D
7. New genetically engineered mice aid understanding of incurable neuromuscular disease
8. 5th Annual Advances in Biomolecular Engineering Symposium
9. Recapitulation of the entire hepatitis C virus life in engineered mouse cell lines
10. Queens is UK leader for female scientists and engineers
11. Medical device, health professionals attend first national conference on value-driven engineering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/11/2016)... CHICAGO , Jan. 11, 2016  higi, ... via nearly 10,000 retail locations, web and mobile, ... than $40 million from existing investors. ... will be devoted to further innovate higi,s health ... app and web portal – including expanding services ...
(Date:1/7/2016)... , Jan. 7, 2016 This BCC Research ... for biometric technologies and devices, identifying newer markets and ... various types of biometric devices. Includes forecast from 2015 ... Identify newer markets and explore the expansion of the ... Examine each type of biometric technology, determine its current ...
(Date:1/6/2016)... 2016  Varam Capital, a provider of micro-finance inclusion ... deliver advanced authentication solutions to their clients. Varam supplies ... A loan of a few thousand rupees may make ... ability to purchase livestock or equipment for a small ... for a local store. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... Franz Inc. ... Graph Database technology has been recognized As “ Best in Semantic Web Technology ... , “At Corporate America, it’s our priority to showcase prominent professionals who are ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 3, 2016  With ... current patent cliff that is underway, therapies such ... vaccines for a whole host of indications are ... to aid in the development and production of ... yields, poor quality and high costs, novel approaches ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 03, 2016 , ... ... validating a series of potential targets (epitopes) specific to misfolded, propagating strains of ... to create specific monoclonal antibody therapeutics for Alzheimer’s. , Following on from the ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 03, 2016 ... ... several new products to aid in the rapid development and ongoing quality control ... the Zika Virus outbreak is extremely high,” Dr. Gregory R. Chiklis, President and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: