Pancreatic Islet Encapsulation
25 Dec 2015 - 15:28
A multidisciplinary group of researchers led by Prof. Amy Shen, head of the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST, developed a novel cryopreservation method that not only helps to protect pancreatic...
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25 Dec 2015 - 15:25
Prof. Amy Shen in the lab of the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST.
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Microfluidic Platform
25 Dec 2015 - 15:23
The Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST has developed a novel microfluidic platform that allows to encapsulate small particles or cells with alginate capsules.
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12 Feb 2015 - 10:50
In addition to mathematical models, high speed imaging was used to study morphology or how the wax was taking shape under different conditions. 
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Four unique non-spherical shapes
12 Feb 2015 - 10:34
The four resulting shapes generated by the research were made by variations in factors such as the speed of impact, temperature of the fluids, and the density of the liquid bath the particles were...
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Experimental Setup for Wax Particle Generation
12 Feb 2015 - 10:12
Here you can see the method by which the wax particles were generated and examined by researchers. 
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12 Feb 2015 - 10:04
New research from the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) looks at how to create various non-spherical particles by releasing...
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19 Sep 2014 - 09:24
Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where...
Type: News Article
18 Sep 2014 - 10:43
This video shows a soapy mixture passing through the posts in the microfluidic platform and emerging on the right as a gel.
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Gel Scaffold Structure
18 Sep 2014 - 09:52
After passing through the microfluidic platform, the soapy molecules form Y-shaped structures and tangle together, as shown above, to form a viscous and elastic gel. Shen and her colleagues produced...
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Microfluidic Platform
18 Sep 2014 - 09:49
This enlarged image shows microposts interspersed through the channel in a microfluidic platform. This setup can also be called a micropillar array.
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Professor Amy Shen
18 Sep 2014 - 09:47
Professor Amy Shen holds a microfluidic platform, a tool she uses to transform soapy mixtures into gels.
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