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Organ-, Body- and Disease-on-a-Chip Thematic Collection

We are pleased to announce Lab on a Chip‘s first Thematic Collection in 2017, Organ-, Body- and Disease-on-a-Chip!

We are delighted to announce that Michael Shuler (Cornell University, USA) will be acting as Thought Leader for this collection. His research focuses on “Body-on-a-Chip” devices applied to evaluate different treatments for cancer, such as multi-drug resistant cancer. Read Michael Shuler’s recent Editorial for more information.

The questions we aim to address in this collection are whether these emerging technologies will improve both drug development and the regulation of human exposure to chemicals. What technical challenges remain? What will be the most effective way to utilize this emerging technology? Can this technology lead to cost effective, measurable improvements in human health? Our goal is to highlight the new advances in this growing field with an emphasis on the interface between the technological advancements and high impact applications of organ-, body- and disease-on-a-chip technologies.

Interested in submitting to the collection? 

If you are interested in submitting to the series, please get in touch with the Lab on a Chip Editorial Office at loc-rsc@rsc.org and provide us with the following information:

  • A short CV, highlighting your publication record in the area
  • A title and abstract of your proposed submission

Articles will be published as they are accepted and collated into an online Thematic Collection, which will receive extensive promotion. Read the collection so far – rsc.li/organonachip

The final submission deadline is 31st March 2018

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Emerging Investigator Series for Lab on a Chip

Starting in 2017, Lab on a Chip will be running an Emerging Investigator Series to showcase some of the best work in the field of miniaturisation at the micro- and nano-scale, being conducted by early-career researchers. The Series will ongoing, with articles being published once they are accepted and collated online.

There are many benefits for Emerging Investigators contributing to the series, with articles being featured in an online collection and receiving extensive promotion. This includes a special mention in journal contents alerts and an interview on the journal blog. Published articles will also be made free to access for a limited period. Furthermore, the continuous format is designed to allow more flexibility for contributors to participate in the venture without the restriction of submission deadlines.

We’ve received great feedback from previous Emerging Investigators, including this quote: “Being part of the Emerging Investigators issue was an honor and helpful to my career.  Thanks again for including me” (2012 Emerging Investigator)

To represent the whole of the Lab on a Chip community, the Series will have two international Series Editors with a broad range of expertise: Editorial Board members, Dino Di Carlo (UCLA, USA), Yoon-Kyoung Cho (UNIST, South Korea) and Piotr Garstecki (IPC PAC, Poland)

 

To be eligible for the new Emerging Investigator Series you will need to have completed your PhD (or equivalent degree) within the last 10 years and have an independent career. If you are interested in contributing to the Series please contact the Editorial Office (loc-rsc@rsc.org) and provide the following information:

  • Your up-to-date CV (no longer than 2 pages), which should include a summary of education and career, a list of relevant publications, any notable awards, honours or professional activities in the field, and a website URL if relevant;
  • A title and abstract of the research article intended to be submitted to the Series, including a tentative submission date. Please note that articles submitted to the journal for the Series will undergo the usual peer review process.

Keep up to date with the latest papers added to this Series on our twitter feed (@LabonaChip) with the hashtags #EmergingInvestigators #LabonaChip

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What are your colleagues reading in Lab on a Chip?

The articles below are some of the most read Lab on a Chip articles in 2016. You can view the full collection of our top 25 downloaded articles here.

 

3D printed microfluidic devices: enablers and barriers
Sidra Waheed, Joan M. Cabot, Niall P. Macdonald, Trevor Lewis, Rosanne M. Guijt, Brett Paull and Michael C. Breadmore

 

Droplet-based microfluidics in drug discovery, transcriptomics and high-throughput molecular genetics
Nachiket Shembekar, Chawaree Chaipan, Ramesh Utharala and Christoph A. Merten

 

Fundamentals and applications of inertial microfluidics: a review
Jun Zhang, Sheng Yan, Dan Yuan, Gursel Alici, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani and Weihua Li

 

The upcoming 3D-printing revolution in microfluidics
Nirveek Bhattacharjee, Arturo Urrios, Shawn Kang and Albert Folch

 

A microfluidic ExoSearch chip for multiplexed exosome detection towards blood-based ovarian cancer diagnosis
Zheng Zhao, Yang Yang, Yong Zeng and Mei He

 

Keep up-to-date with the latest issues of Lab on a Chip by joining our e-alerts.

 

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Discovery science meets technology – Emerging Investigators

We are both proud and very pleased to introduce the 2016 edition of our Emerging Investigators issue, which celebrates the most promising and brightest amongst early career miniaturisation scientists around the world.

Guest editors Charles M. Schroeder, Sarah Köster and Yanyi Huang introduce the issue in their Editorial.

Emerging Investigators 2016: discovery science meets technology
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC90076C

Read the full collection online today: http://rsc.li/loc-emginv-16

Free* Access: AC electric field induced droplet deformation in a microfluidic T-junction
Communication
Heng-Dong Xi, Wei Guo, Michael Leniart, Zhuang Zhi Chong and Say Hwa Tan
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 2982-2986 DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00448B

Open Access: Arrayed water-in-oil droplet bilayers for membrance transport analysis
R. Watanabe, N. Soga, M. Hara and H. Noji
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 3043-3048
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00155F

Free* Access: Cell-on-hydrogel platform made of agar and alginate for rapid, low-cost, multidimensional test of antimicrobial susceptibility
Han Sun, Zhengzhi Liu, Chong Hu and Kangning Ren
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 3130-3138
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00417B

Free Access*: One-step immunoassay of C-reactive protein using droplet microfluidics
Matthew Y. H. Tang and Ho Cheung Shum
Lab Chip, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC01121G

*Access is free until 11 November 2016 via a registered RSC account.

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Recent Advances in 3D Printing

Guest edited by Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University) and Howard Stone (Princeton University) this collection of papers showcases recent advances in the rapidly evolving field of 3D printing, with an emphasis on themes that impact lab-on-a-chip applications.

Free* Access: The upcoming 3D-printing revolution in microfluidics
Critical Review
Nirveek Bhattacharjee, Arturo Urrios, Shawn Kang and Albert Folch
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 1720-1742 DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00163G

Free* Access: High density 3D printed microfluidic valves, pumps and multiplexers
HOT Article
Hua Gong, Adam Trticle. Woolley and Gregory P. Nordin
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 2450-2458 DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00565A

Free* Access: Bioprinted Thrombosis-on-a-Chip
HOT Article
Rahmi Oklu et al.
Lab Chip, 2016, Accepted Manuscript, C6LC00380J

Open Access: 3D- printed microfluidic devices: enablers and barriers
Michael C. Breadmore., et al
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 1993-2013
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00284F

This collection also features a video demonstration:

3D printing of liquid metals as fugitive inks for fabrication of 3D microfluidic channels
Dishit P. Parekh, Collin Ladd, Lazar Panich, Khalil Moussa and Michael D. Dickey
Lab Chip, 2016,16, 1812-1820 DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00198J

Browse our 3D Printing collection – we hope you enjoy the articles

*Access is free until 10th October via a registered RSC account.

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2014 Insights Issue

Guest editor, George Whitesides, introduces this series of Insights in Lab on a Chip’s 200th editorial.

Collectively, these Insights demonstrate how the emphasis in LOC science and technology is shifting from foundational areas, such as methods of micofabrication and the physics of microscale flows, to serious explorations of uses and to demonstrations of applications. It is this research that provides the incentive for further and more extensive industrial engineering development and ultimately the incorporation into products. We hope you enjoy reading the collection as much as we did.

Frontiers


Energy: the microfluidic frontier

David Sinton
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3127-3134
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00267A


Physics and technological aspects of nanofluidics

Lyderic Bocquet and Patrick Tabeling
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3143-3158
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00325J


Smartphone technology can be transformative to the deployment of lab-on-chip diagnostics

David Erickson, Dakota O’Dell, Li Jiang, Vlad Oncescu, Abdurrahman Gumus, Seoho Lee, Matthew Mancuso and Saurabh Mehta
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3159-3164
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00142G


Critical Review

Biomedical imaging and sensing using flatbed scanners

Zoltán Göröcs and Aydogan Ozcan
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3248-3257
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00530A


Read the full themed collection online today!

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200th Issue of Lab on a Chip

We are delighted to announce the publication of our 200th issue of Lab on a Chiphow we have grown!

Launched in 2001, publishing 2 issues with a total of 31 articles that year, LOC is now publishing 24 issues a year. Many of the young researchers that published in the first issue have now become Professors themselves, and many have gone on to become award winners. Read the full editorial by our Editor, Harp Minhas to find out more!

This picture shows how the image of LOC has developed from the original cover to the LOC we are familiar with today.

To celebrate this achievement, we have made all of the HOT articles in the 200th issue of LOC free* to access throughout August. Click on the links below to download.

Ana I. Barbosa, Ana P. Castanheira, Alexander D. Edwards and Nuno M. Reis
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 2918-2928
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00464G
Yu-Chih Chen, Yu-Heng Cheng, Hong Sun Kim, Patrick N. Ingram, Jacques E. Nor and Euisik Yoon
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 2941-2947
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00391H

Lab on a Chip itself has had an enormous influence on the development of the field, by setting very high scientific standards, by providing a common forum and vocabulary, by highlighting significant results, and by attracting some of the best scientists. The journal, and Harp Minhas as the spirit of the journal, have provided a coherence to Lab-on-a-chip science and technology that have had enormous influence in channeling the direction of the field”

Professor George Whitesides, Chair of Editorial Board, Lab on a Chip

*Access is free through a registered RSC account until 31st August 2014 – click here to register

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New challenges spawn new innovations

Emerging Investigators

Guest edited by Dino di Carlo, Helene Andersson-Svah and Yanyi Huang, this issue celebrates the best and brightest amongst early career miniaturisation scientists around the world. Their editorial reflects on the past before introducing the upcoming challenges that new generations of investigators are facing. These challenges are demonstrated in the range of topics covered in this issue.

Read the full Emerging Investigator themed collection now – we hope you enjoy the articles

This issue features three HOT articles, which received particularly high scores at peer review. They are free* to access for a limited time only so click on the links below to download the full articles

Wei Liu, Yaqian Li, Siyu Feng, Jia Ning, Jingyu Wang, Maling Gou, Huijun Chen, Feng Xu and Yanan Du
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 2614-2625
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00081A
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 2626-2634
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00039K
J.-P. Frimat, M. Bronkhorst, B. de Wagenaar, J. G. Bomer, F. van der Heijden, A. van den Berg and L. I. Segerink
Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 2635-2641
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00050A

*Access is free through a registered RSC account untill 22nd September 2014 – click here to register

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Themed Issue dedicated to Kahp-Yang Suh

An extraordinarily insightful and productive scientist in the field of nanotechnology, material science and bio-inspired systems, Kahp-Yang Suh has published over 200 articles over his short academic life.

Guest edited by Pilnam Kim, Noo Li Jeon and Ali Khademhosseini, this issue includes seven research papers concerning various areas of lab-on-a-chip, written by friends and colleagues of Khap-Yang and includes contributions on a  range of topics related to Kahp-Yang’s work. These papers demonstrate the directions in which lab-on-a-chip and intelligent manufacturing of biomaterials could contribute to the development of the next generation of healthcare systems.

Click here to read the full collection, celebrating Kahp-Yang’s contribution to microfluidics research.

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LOC issue 4 – the Neuroengineering 2013 themed issue is online now!

                                                         

Lab on a Chip’s 2013 Neuroengineering themed issue is introduced by guest editors David T. Eddington and Justin Williams, who also contributed the outside front cover design. This is followed by profiles of all of the contributors to the Neuroengineering themed issue.

Neuroengineering
David T. Eddington and Justin Williams
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC90003G

 

As well as plenty of cutting-edge primary research into lab on a chip technology for neuroengineering, Issue 4 includes two Critical Reviews.

A critical review of the development of engineered cell culture substrates and techniques for investigating axon development guidance by Santiago Costantino et al. at University of Montreal and McGill University, Canada, is highlighted on the inside front cover. They look at the opportunities that are now opening up due to these new technological developments, the biological insights that can now be gained and the breakthroughs waiting to happen in the near future.

Engineered cell culture substrates for axon guidance studies: moving beyond proof of concept
Joannie Roy, Timothy E. Kennedy and Santiago Costantino
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC41002H

 

The second critical review from Noo Li Jeon et al. at Seoul National University, Korea, and The Salk Institute, USA, summarises the most recent technological developments of BioMEMs devices and their application to neuroscience research. They look at platforms for disease culture, modelling disease in vitro, neuron electrophysiology and stem cell biology.

Advances in microfluidics-based experimental methods for neuroscience research
Jae Woo Park, Hyung Joon Kim, Myeong Woo Kang and Noo Li Jeon
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC41081H

 

The HOT articles in this issue include:

Integration of pre-aligned liquid metal electrodes for neural stimulation within a user-friendly microfluidic platform
Nicholas Hallfors, Asif Khan, Michael D. Dickey and Anne Marion Taylor
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40954B

Inherent amplitude demodulation of an AC-EWOD (electrowetting on dielectric) droplet
Myung Gon Yoon, Sang Hyun Byun and Sung Kwon Cho
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC41043E

One-step polymer surface modification for minimizing drug, protein, and DNA adsorption in microanalytical systems
Esben Kjær Unmack Larsen and Niels B. Larsen
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40750G

 

To learn all about the exciting advances happening in applying microtechnology to neuroengineering, read the full issue here

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