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The world of the small is intriguing and fascinating -- at this scale water behaves like honey and cells can be made to glow like Christmas lights. The Folch lab runs an outreach program to make the principles of physics, chemistry and biology more widely accessible and comprehensible through artistic manipulations of our scientific photographs. We call this program BAIT, short for "Bringing Art Into Technology", because it uses art as a "bait" to enhance scientific literacy.
             We are now on Instagram @ folch_lab_art   !!!



We develop microfluidic devices to test multiple cancer drugs (and their combinations) on a small, live, and intact tumor biopsy in order to help doctors decide which treatment is most efficacious. Microfluidics is an excellent technological match for the challenge of probing live human tumors because the amount of tissue that is available from human donors is always scarce, and understanding the dynamics of tumor progression requires microscale tools.  We are microfluidic!​​ ​The lab uses digital manufacturing techniques (3D-printing, laser cutting & CNC milling) to design microdevices that facilitate the advancement of translational cancer applications. The lab's long-term mission is to make microfluidic devices as easy to use as smartphones and make them easily available to clinicians in order to enable novel cancer diagnostics and therapies​​​. ​
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