from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The technology of using the flows and pressures of fluids in sensing, control, and information-processing systems with no moving parts.

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  • n. The branch of engineering and technology that is concerned with the construction of devices that use the flow and pressure of a fluid in circuits analagous to electronic ones


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  • On the engineering side, the Lynx prototype had a light source, a scanner, and fluidics—all the ingredients Solexa needed.

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  • The core was open, like an exposed brain, its working synapses sparking photons up and down its length, its fluidics a marvel of imaginative engineering.


  • IDEX Corporation IDEX is an applied solutions business that sells an array of pumps, flow meters and other fluidics systems and components and engineered products to customers in a range of markets worldwide.

  • We are confident that IDEX-known as a global leader in the fluidics field across multiple platforms-is the ideal partner for Microfluidics.

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  • Microfluidics' product and service offerings will enhance IDEX's micro fluidics and micro particle technology position.

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  • LabSmith, Inc, developer of tools for science, including equipment for micro/nano-fluidics and other laboratory research, has partnered with Harvard Apparatus, a Harvard Bioscience company, to distribute its CapTite ™ microfluidic components through the new Harvard Apparatus

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  • Harvard Apparatus's strong presence in laboratory fluidics for life sciences, particularly for cell biology and cell electrophysiology, meshes perfectly with LabSmith's expertise in controlling all aspects of microfluidic experimentation.

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