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3D printers are changing the way scientists conduct research. NYUAD biomedical engineers designed and printed a complex microfluidic probe used in cancer research that works just as effectively as the original.

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NYU Abu Dhabi engineering faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

Coronavirus: NYU Abu Dhabi awards 10 research grants to fight Covid-19
Grants were awarded to research that can help mitigation the health, economic and social fallout of the pandemic.
The National | July 23, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi announces ten research grants designed to combat COVID-19 in the UAE and beyond
As part of NYU Abu Dhabi's far-reaching response to the global pandemic, the University has awarded COVID-19 Facilitator Research Grants to faculty members across a range of disciplines including sciences, engineering, and social sciences.
Zawya | July 22, 2020

New tool developed to perform cancer liquid biopsy: NYUAD
A team of engineering researchers led by Mohammad A. Qasaimeh, has developed a microfluidic platform that is compatible with cutting-edge procedures of atomic force microscopy, AFM.
Emirates 24/7 | March 24, 2020

AFM-compatible microfluidic platform for affinity-based capture and nanomechanical characterization of circulating tumor cells
 In the present work, we describe a combined microfluidic–atomic force microscopy (AFM) platform that uses antibody–antigen capture to routinely isolate and nanomechanically characterize CTCs present in blood samples from prostate cancer patients. 
Nature | March 23, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop new tool for performing cancer liquid biopsies
Fluid analyzing platform allows researchers to isolate and study the mechanical properties of circulating tumor cells.
EurekAlert | March 23, 2020

New method to preserve human cells more efficiently
Researchers from the Division of Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi have developed a new technique that utilizes filter paper to cryopreserve human cells, offering scientists an efficient alternative to conventional, long-term cryopreservation methods.
Gulf Today | January 31, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop technique to more efficiently store and preserve human cells
Researchers from the Division of Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, have developed a new technique that utilises filter paper to cryopreserve human cells, offering scientists an efficient alternative to conventional, long-term cryopreservation methods.
The World News Monitor | January 30, 2020

New NYUAD research finds 3D printers offer alternate method to create microfluidic probes
3D printing provides an effective, low-cost technique for fabricating MFPs used in cancer research.
EurekaAlert! | August 08, 2018

NYU Positions Itself as a Leader in Biomedical Engineering
There may be few other fields that can match the excitement and promise of biomedical engineering. When engineers collaborate with physicians and medical researchers to develop systems and devices to solve clinical problems, the results can be transformative.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering News | July 31, 2018

Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies
The engineers at MIT have devised a microfluidic technique to capture and count circulating plasma cells from small samples of blood. The technique, which relies on conventional blood draws, may provide patients with a less painful test for multiple myeloma.
MIT News  |  April 4, 2017

Students develop life-saving water filter
Three students at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have developed an innovative water filtering system that has the potential to save countless lives around the world.
Gulf News |  July 15, 2016