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Offline Danderman

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Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« on: 09/26/2016 03:52 PM »
Looking for any leads on use of existing micro-controllers like Arduino for biological research. Cells are small, micro-controllers are small, there should be a class of experiments suitable for extremely small bioreactors. Anyone working on this?

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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #1 on: 09/26/2016 04:56 PM »
There's a journal for this:

Lab on a Chip

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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #2 on: 09/26/2016 05:25 PM »
There's a journal for this:

Lab on a Chip

It's a good lead, but most of the articles deal with miniaturized components that only work in a laboratory setting, ie the support equipment is large. I am looking for systems that are integral and really small, requiring only power and data interfaces, such as are generally available in spacecraft.

However, this does help me in my search by providing me with more keywords to search, basically "Arduino" and the keyword, this leads to me articles like:

http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot/

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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #3 on: 09/26/2016 06:04 PM »
It's a good lead, but most of the articles deal with miniaturized components that only work in a laboratory setting, ie the support equipment is large. I am looking for systems that are integral and really small, requiring only power and data interfaces, such as are generally available in spacecraft.
There are a couple startups around that do microfluidics for DNA and RNA builds, kind of in a 'lab rack'. 'Amazon for biotech' they call them.
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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #4 on: 09/26/2016 06:16 PM »
Would this type of device help?  It operates 'dry', but could be programmed to do interesting things with appropriate chamber design.
http://www.emdmillipore.com/US/en/life-science-research/cell-culture-systems/cellASIC-live-cell-analysis/d1Cb.qB.w58AAAE_0j13.MnA,nav
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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #5 on: 09/28/2016 11:16 PM »
Looking for any leads on use of existing micro-controllers like Arduino for biological research. Cells are small, micro-controllers are small, there should be a class of experiments suitable for extremely small bioreactors. Anyone working on this?


have you looked in this thread, a few listed ?


http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33141.620


IMHO talk to the bio 3D printer manufacturers, they know some of the research projects in works.  Sorry can't say anymore on it.

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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #6 on: 10/24/2016 06:26 AM »
Looking for any leads on use of existing micro-controllers like Arduino for biological research. Cells are small, micro-controllers are small, there should be a class of experiments suitable for extremely small bioreactors. Anyone working on this?

When you say 'extremely small', what do you mean ?

Wearing my Neumann Space hat, this is something we are very interested in. And we have this deal with Airbus over a Bartolomeo module ...

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Re: Micro-controllers for Biological Research
« Reply #7 on: 12/03/2016 08:17 PM »
Small means smaller than the smallest existing module size, which is a 1U CubeSAT.


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