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Designing Effective Transdermal Drug Delivery Patches with Simulation

November 29, 2016

Transdermal drug delivery (TDD) patches are more effective and convenient than traditional drug delivery methods. See how Veryst Engineering simulated the diffusion process in a TDD patch.

Evaluating an Insulin Micropump Design for Treating Diabetes

July 21, 2016

Researchers from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology used simulation to develop a MEMS-based micropump that could administer insulin injections in a safe and painless way.

Model How the Bubbles in a Glass of Stout Beer Sink, Not Rise

March 17, 2016

Ever notice how the bubbles in certain kinds of stout beer sink to the bottom of the glass instead of rising to the top? We explain this phenomenon using fluid flow simulation.

Simulate Three-Phase Flow with a New Phase Field Interface

December 16, 2015

The Three-Phase Flow, Phase Field interface, used for modeling separated three-phase flow, computes the shape of the interfaces between the 3 phases and accounts for interactions with walls.

Focusing on an Electrowetting Lens

August 31, 2015

Simulation can be used to test different viscosity values and analyze the physics of electrowetting lenses, such as those used to change the view angle of cameras.

Creating Ultrafast Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests with LEDs

August 26, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, used simulation to develop an LED-based polymerase chain reaction system that shows potential for point-of-care testing. Get the full story.

Simulating a Valveless Micropump Mechanism

July 17, 2015

Valveless micropumps are integral to many microfluidic systems. Simulation can be used to study the fluid–structure interaction occurring in these components to improve their performance.

Simulating Analog-to-Digital Microdroplet Dispensers for LOCs

May 11, 2015

University of Bridgeport researchers designed a high-throughput microfluidic droplet dispenser as an analog-to-digital microfluidic converter for use in lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications.