Multidisciplinary Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Lab on a Chip

Multidisciplinary Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Lab on a Chip
Author: Xiujun James Li,Chaoyong Yang,Paul C. H. Li
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-09-19
ISBN 10: 0444594612
ISBN 13: 9780444594617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Lab on a Chip Book Review:

Multidisciplinary Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Lab-on-a-Chip: Principles and Applications provides chemists, biophysicists, engineers, life scientists, biotechnologists, and pharmaceutical scientists with the principles behind the design, manufacture, and testing of life sciences microfluidic systems. This book serves as a reference for technologies and applications in multidisciplinary areas, with an emphasis on quickly developing or new emerging areas, including digital microfluidics, nanofluidics, papers-based microfluidics, and cell biology. The book offers practical guidance on how to design, analyze, fabricate, and test microfluidic devices and systems for a wide variety of applications including separations, disease detection, cellular analysis, DNA analysis, proteomics, and drug delivery. Calculations, solved problems, data tables, and design rules are provided to help researchers understand microfluidic basic theory and principles and apply this knowledge to their own unique designs. Recent advances in microfluidics and microsystems for life sciences are impacting chemistry, biophysics, molecular, cell biology, and medicine for applications that include DNA analysis, drug discovery, disease research, and biofluid and environmental monitoring. Provides calculations, solved problems, data tables and design rules to help understand microfluidic basic theory and principles Gives an applied understanding of the principles behind the design, manufacture, and testing of microfluidic systems Emphasizes on quickly developing and emerging areas, including digital microfluidics, nanofluidics, papers-based microfluidics, and cell biology

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications
Author: Xiujun James Li,Yu Zhou
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2021-08-09
ISBN 10: 0128227559
ISBN 13: 9780128227558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications, Second Edition provides updated coverage on the fundamentals of microfluidics, while also exploring a wide range of medical applications. Chapters review materials and methods, microfluidic actuation mechanisms, recent research on droplet microfluidics, applications in drug discovery and controlled-delivery, including micro needles, consider applications of microfluidic devices in cellular analysis and manipulation, tissue engineering and their role in developing tissue scaffolds, and cover the applications of microfluidic devices in diagnostic sensing, including genetic analysis, low-cost bioassays, viral detection, and radio chemical synthesis. This book is an essential reference for medical device manufacturers, scientists and researchers concerned with microfluidics in the field of biomedical applications and life-science industries. Discusses the fundamentals of microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip (LOC) and explores a wide range of medical applications Considers materials and methods for microfabrication, microfluidic actuation mechanisms and digital microfluidic technologies Details applications of microfluidic devices in cellular analysis and manipulation, tissue engineering and its role in developing tissue scaffolds, and stem cell engineering

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook
Author: Sushanta K. Mitra,Suman Chakraborty
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1439816778
ISBN 13: 9781439816776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook Book Review:

The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of the fields of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Topics covered include Cell Lysis Techniques in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Electrodics in Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems: Microstructure and Pore-Scale Transport Microscale Gas Flow Dynamics and Molecular Models for Gas Flow and Heat Transfer Microscopic Hemorheology and Hemodynamics Covering physics and transport phenomena along with life sciences and related applications, Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles provides readers with the fundamental science background that is required for the study of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Both volumes include as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible to reflect the inherent nature of this area, valuable to students and practitioners.

CMOS Capacitive Sensors for Lab on Chip Applications

CMOS Capacitive Sensors for Lab on Chip Applications
Author: Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh,Mohamad Sawan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN 10: 9789048137275
ISBN 13: 9048137276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CMOS Capacitive Sensors for Lab on Chip Applications Book Review:

1.1 Overview of Lab-on-Chip Laboratory-on-Chip (LoC) is a multidisciplinary approach used for the miniaturization, integration and automation of biological assays or procedures in analytical chemistry [1–3]. Biology and chemistry are experimental sciences that are continuing to evolve and develop new protocols. Each protocol offers step-by-step laboratory instructions, lists of the necessary equipments and required biological and/or chemical substances [4–7]. A biological or chemical laboratory contains various pieces of equipment used for performing such protocols and, as shown in Fig. 1.1, the engineering aspect of LoC design is aiming to embed all these components in a single chip for single-purpose applications. 1.1.1 Main Objectives of LoC Systems Several clear advantages of this technology over conventional approaches, including portability, full automation, ease of operation, low sample consumption and fast assays time, make LoC suitable for many applications including. Highly Throughput Screening To conduct an experiment, a researcher fills a well with the required biological or chemical analytes and keeps the sample in an incubator for some time to allowing the sample to react properly. Afterwards, any changes can be observed using a microscope. In order to quickly conduct millions of biochemical or pharmacolo- cal tests, the researchers will require an automated highly throughput screening (HTS) [8], comprised of a large array of wells, liquid handling devices (e.g., mic- channel, micropump and microvalves [9–11]), a fully controllable incubator and an integrated sensor array, along with the appropriate readout system.

Micro Nanofluidics and Lab on Chip Based Emerging Technologies for Biomedical and Translational Research Applications Part A

Micro Nanofluidics and Lab on Chip Based Emerging Technologies for Biomedical and Translational Research Applications   Part A
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN 10: 0323989004
ISBN 13: 9780323989008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro Nanofluidics and Lab on Chip Based Emerging Technologies for Biomedical and Translational Research Applications Part A Book Review:

Micro/Nanofluidics and Lab-on-Chip Based Emerging Technologies for Biomedical and Translational Research Applications, Volume 185, Part A represents the collation of chapters written by eminent scientists worldwide. Chapters in this updated release include An introduction to microfluidics and their applications, Design and fabrication of Micro/Nanofluidics devices and systems, Detection and separation of proteins using Micro/Nanofluidics devices, Micro/Nanofluidics devices for DNA/RNA detection and separation, Paper based microfluidics a forecast towards the most affordable and rapid point-of-care devices, Paper based micro/Nanofluidics devices for biomedical applications, Advances of Microfluidics Devices and their Applications in Personalized Medicine, and much more. Additional chapters cover Microfluidics for single cell analysis, Fluorescence Based Miniaturized Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Systems for Biomedical Applications, Active Matter Dynamics in Confined Microfluidic Environments, Challenges and opportunities in micro/nanofluidics and lab-on-a-chip, and Paper-microfluidic signal-enhanced immunoassays. Offers basic understanding of the state-of-the-art design and fabrication of microfluidics/ nanofluidics and lab-on-chip Explains how to develop microfluidics/nanofluidics for biomedical application such as high throughout biological screening and separation Discusses the applications, challenges and opportunities in biomedical and translational research applications of microfluidics/nanofluidics

Nanospectrum A Current Scenario

Nanospectrum  A Current Scenario
Author: Prof. (Dr.) Sampa Chakrabarti,Dr. Prasun Mukherjee,Dr. Gobinda Gopal Khan,Dr. Arghya Adhikary,Dr. Prasun Patra,Dr. Jayanta Kumar Bal
Publsiher: Allied Publishers
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 9385926063
ISBN 13: 9789385926068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanospectrum A Current Scenario Book Review:

Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN), University of Calcutta organized a national conference, NS&NT-2014 in the year 2014. This volume compiles a few papers presented in the conference as well as reviews from experts received after the conference. This is therefore not a conference proceeding, but an outcome of the conference. The compiled papers break the boundaries of subjects and disciplines and hence are expected to be interesting to all working in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This collection is also indicative of the present direction of research in nanotechnology by the researchers of the university and their collaborators.

The Immunoassay Handbook

The Immunoassay Handbook
Author: David Wild
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN 10: 0080970389
ISBN 13: 9780080970387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immunoassay Handbook Book Review:

The fourth edition of The Immunoassay Handbook provides an excellent, thoroughly updated guide to the science, technology and applications of ELISA and other immunoassays, including a wealth of practical advice. It encompasses a wide range of methods and gives an insight into the latest developments and applications in clinical and veterinary practice and in pharmaceutical and life science research. Highly illustrated and clearly written, this award-winning reference work provides an excellent guide to this fast-growing field. Revised and extensively updated, with over 30% new material and 77 chapters, it reveals the underlying common principles and simplifies an abundance of innovation. The Immunoassay Handbook reviews a wide range of topics, now including lateral flow, microsphere multiplex assays, immunohistochemistry, practical ELISA development, assay interferences, pharmaceutical applications, qualitative immunoassays, antibody detection and lab-on-a-chip. This handbook is a must-read for all who use immunoassay as a tool, including clinicians, clinical and veterinary chemists, biochemists, food technologists, environmental scientists, and students and researchers in medicine, immunology and proteomics. It is an essential reference for the immunoassay industry. Provides an excellent revised guide to this commercially highly successful technology in diagnostics and research, from consumer home pregnancy kits to AIDS testing. is a great resource that we put a lot of effort into. The content is designed to encourage purchases of single chapters or the entire book. David Wild is a healthcare industry veteran, with experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and immunodiagnostics, which remains his passion. He worked for Amersham, Eastman-Kodak, Johnson & Johnson, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and consulted for diagnostics and biotechnology companies. He led research and development programs, design and construction of chemical and biotechnology plants, and integration of acquired companies. Director-level positions included Research and Development, Design Engineering, Operations and Strategy, for billion dollar businesses. He retired from full-time work in 2012 to focus on his role as Editor of The Immunoassay Handbook, and advises on product development, manufacturing and marketing. Provides a unique mix of theory, practical advice and applications, with numerous examples Offers explanations of technologies under development and practical insider tips that are sometimes omitted from scientific papers Includes a comprehensive troubleshooting guide, useful for solving problems and improving assay performancee Provides valuable chapter updates, now available on

Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluids

Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluids
Author: S. M. Sohel Murshed
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN 10: 1839686928
ISBN 13: 9781839686924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluids Book Review:

Microfluidics and nanofluids are rapidly growing technologies of tremendous potential and benefits. This book features a spectrum of topics on these emerging technologies that include microfluidic applications, mass production of chips, flow sensing approaches, fabrication of microfluidic channels using the micromilling process, application of micromixers for wastewater treatment and life cycle assessment, solar thermal conversion of plasmonic nanofluids, and liquid cooling, as well as carbon capture utilization and storage using nanocomposite and nanofluids. The book is intended to provide useful information and guidance to a wide variety of people including students, researchers, engineers, and manufacturers who are involved or interested in these technologies.

Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
Author: Dongqing Li
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 2226
Release: 2008-08-06
ISBN 10: 0387324682
ISBN 13: 9780387324685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Book Review:

Covering all aspects of transport phenomena on the nano- and micro-scale, this encyclopedia features over 750 entries in three alphabetically-arranged volumes including the most up-to-date research, insights, and applied techniques across all areas. Coverage includes electrical double-layers, optofluidics, DNC lab-on-a-chip, nanosensors, and more.

Optical MEMS Nanophotonics and Their Applications

Optical MEMS  Nanophotonics  and Their Applications
Author: Guangya Zhou,Chengkuo Lee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1498741347
ISBN 13: 9781498741347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical MEMS Nanophotonics and Their Applications Book Review:

This book covers device design fundamentals and system applications in optical MEMS and nanophotonics. Expert authors showcase examples of how fusion of nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) with nanophotonic elements is creating powerful new photonic devices and systems including MEMS micromirrors, MEMS tunable filters, MEMS-based adjustable lenses and apertures, NEMS-driven variable silicon nanowire waveguide couplers, and NEMS tunable photonic crystal nanocavities. The book also addresses system applications in laser scanning displays, endoscopic systems, space telescopes, optical telecommunication systems, and biomedical implantable systems. Presents efforts to scale down mechanical and photonic elements into the nano regime for enhanced performance, faster operational speed, greater bandwidth, and higher level of integration. Showcases the integration of MEMS and optical/photonic devices into real commercial products. Addresses applications in optical telecommunication, sensing, imaging, and biomedical systems. Prof. Vincent C. Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. Prof. Guangya Zhou is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore.

Microdroplet Technology

Microdroplet Technology
Author: Philip Day,Andreas Manz,Yonghao Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-07-28
ISBN 10: 1461432650
ISBN 13: 9781461432654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microdroplet Technology Book Review:

Microdroplet technology has recently emerged to provide new and diverse applications via microfluidic functionality, especially in various areas of biology and chemistry. This book, then, gives an overview of the principle components and wide-ranging applications for state-of-the-art of droplet-based microfluidics. Chapter authors are internationally-leading researchers from chemistry, biology, physics and engineering that present various key aspects of micrdroplet technology -- fundamental flow physics, methodology and components for flow control, applications in biology and chemistry, and a discussion of future perspectives. This book acts as a reference for academics, post-graduate students, and researcher wishing to deepen their understand of microfluidics and introduce optimal design and operation of new droplet-based microfluidic devices for more comprehensive analyte assessments.

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Rocky Termanini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN 10: 1351682873
ISBN 13: 9781351682879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

Present anti-virus technologies do not have the symmetrical weaponry to defeat massive DDoS attacks on smart cities. Smart cities require a new set of holistic and AI-centric cognitive technology, such as autonomic components that replicate the human immune system, and a smart grid that connects all IoT devices. The book introduces Digital Immunity and covers the human immune system, massive distributed attacks (DDoS) and the future generations cyber attacks, the anatomy and critical success factors of smart city, Digital Immunity and the role of the Smart Grid, how Digital Immunity defends the smart city and annihilates massive malware, and Digital Immunity to combat global cyber terrorism.

Lab on a Chip Devices and Micro Total Analysis Systems

Lab on a Chip Devices and Micro Total Analysis Systems
Author: Jaime Castillo-León,Winnie E. Svendsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN 10: 3319086871
ISBN 13: 9783319086873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lab on a Chip Devices and Micro Total Analysis Systems Book Review:

This book covers all the steps in order to fabricate a lab-on-a-chip device starting from the idea, the design, simulation, fabrication and final evaluation. Additionally, it includes basic theory on microfluidics essential to understand how fluids behave at such reduced scale. Examples of successful histories of lab-on-a-chip systems that made an impact in fields like biomedicine and life sciences are also provided. This book also: · Provides readers with a unique approach and toolset for lab-on-a-chip development in terms of materials, fabrication techniques, and components · Discusses novel materials and techniques, such as paper-based devices and synthesis of chemical compounds on-chip · Covers the four key aspects of development: basic theory, design, fabrication, and testing · Provides readers with a comprehensive list of the most important journals, blogs, forums, and conferences where microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip news, methods, techniques and challenges are presented and discussed, as well as a list of companies providing design and simulation support, components, and/or developing lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic devices.

Microfabrication for Industrial Applications

Microfabrication for Industrial Applications
Author: Regina Luttge
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN 10: 081551977X
ISBN 13: 9780815519775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfabrication for Industrial Applications Book Review:

This book focuses on the industrial perspective for micro- and nanofabrication methods including large-scale manufacturing, transfer of concepts from lab to factory, process tolerance, yield, robustness, and cost. It gives a history of miniaturization, micro- and nanofabrication, and surveys industrial fields of application, illustrating fabrication processes of relevant micro and nano devices. Concerning sub-micron feature manufacture, the book explains: the philosophy of micro/ nanofabrication for integrated circuit industry; thin film deposition; (waveguide, plastic, semiconductor) material processing; packaging; interconnects; stress (e.g., thin film residual); economic; and environmental aspects. Micro/nanomechanical sensors and actuators are explained in depth with information on applications, materials (incl. functional polymers), methods, testing, fabrication, integration, reliability, magnetic microstructures, etc. Shows engineers & students how to evaluate the potential value of current and nearfuture manufacturing processes for miniaturized systems in industrial environments Explains the top-down and bottom up approaches to nanotechnology, nanostructures fabricated with beams, nano imprinting methods, nanoparticle manufacturing (and their health aspects), nanofeature analysis, and connecting nano to micro to macro Discusses issues for practical application cases; possibilities of dimension precision; large volume manufacturing of micro- & nanostructures (machines, materials, costs) Explains applications of Microsystems for information technology, e.g.: data recording (camera, microphone), storage (memories, CDs), communication; computing; and displays (beamers, LCD, TFT) Case studies are given for sensors, resonators, probes, transdermal medical systems, micro- pumps & valves, inkjets, DNA-analysis, lab-on-a-chip, & micro-cooling

Alternative Lithography

Alternative Lithography
Author: Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1441992049
ISBN 13: 9781441992048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Lithography Book Review:

Good old Gutenberg could not have imagined that his revolutionary printing concept which so greatly contributed to dissemination of knowledge and thus today 's wealth, would have been a source of inspiration five hundred years later. Now, it seems intuitive that a simple way to produce a large number of replicates is using a mold to emboss pattern you need, but at the nanoscale nothing is simple: the devil is in the detail. And this book is about the "devil". In the following 17 chapters, the authors-all of them well recognized and active actors in this emerging field-describe the state-of-the-art, today 's technological bottlenecks and the prospects for micro-contact printing and nanoimprint lithography. Many results of this book originate from projects funded by the European Com mission through its "Nanotechnology Information Devices" (NID) initiative. NID was launched with the objective to develop nanoscale devices for the time when the red brick scenario of the ITRS roadmap would be reached. It became soon clear however, that there was no point to investigate only alternative devices to CMOS, but what was really needed was an integrated approach that took into account more facets of this difficult undertaking. Technologically speaking , this meant to have a coherent strategy to develop novel devices, nanofabrication tools and circuit & system architectures at the same time.

Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip
Author: Andreas Manz,Giuseppina Simone,Jonathan S. O'Connor,Pavel Neuzil
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN 10: 1782628339
ISBN 13: 9781782628330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip Book Review:

Responding to the need for an affordable, easy-to-read textbook that introduces microfluidics to undergraduate and postgraduate students, this concise book will provide a broad overview of the important theoretical and practical aspects of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, as well as its applications.

Microfluidics in Detection Science

Microfluidics in Detection Science
Author: Fatima H Labeed,Henry O Fatoyinbo
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN 10: 1849737606
ISBN 13: 9781849737609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidics in Detection Science Book Review:

The concept of a miniaturised laboratory on a disposable chip is now a reality, and in everyday use in industry, medicine and defence. New devices are launched all the time, prompting the need for a straightforward guide to the design and manufacture of lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices. This book presents a modular approach to the construction and integration of LOC components in detection science. The editors have brought together some of the leading experts from academia and industry to present an accessible guide to the technology available and its potential. Several chapters are devoted to applications, presenting both the sampling regime and detection methods needed. Further chapters describe the integration of LOC devices, not only with each other but also into existing technologies. With insights into LOC applications, from biosensing to molecular and chemical analysis, and presenting scaled-down versions of existing technology alongside unique approaches that exploit the physics of the micro and nano-scale, this book will appeal to newcomers to the field and practitioners requiring a convenient reference.

Micro and Nanofluidics for Bionanoparticle Analysis

Micro  and Nanofluidics for Bionanoparticle Analysis
Author: Yong Zeng,Xuanhong Cheng
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783039215959
ISBN 13: 3039215957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanofluidics for Bionanoparticle Analysis Book Review:

Bionanoparticles such as microorganisms and exosomes are recoganized as important targets for clinical applications, food safety, and environmental monitoring. Other nanoscale biological particles, includeing liposomes, micelles, and functionalized polymeric particles are widely used in nanomedicines. The recent deveopment of microfluidic and nanofluidic technologies has enabled the separation and anslysis of these species in a lab-on-a-chip platform, while there are still many challenges to address before these analytical tools can be adopted in practice. For example, the complex matrices within which these species reside in create a high background for their detection. Their small dimension and often low concentration demand creative strategies to amplify the sensing signal and enhance the detection speed. This Special Issue aims to recruit recent discoveries and developments of micro- and nanofluidic strategies for the processing and analysis of biological nanoparticles. The collection of papers will hopefully bring out more innovative ideas and fundamental insights to overcome the hurdles faced in the separation and detection of bionanoparticles.


Author: Bhupinder Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 135113888X
ISBN 13: 9781351138888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NanoBioEngineering Book Review:

The objective of this book is to provide the fundamental comprehension of a broad range of topics in an integrated volume such that readership hailing from diverse disciplines can rapidly acquire the necessary background for applying it in pertinent research and development field.

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology
Author: Eric Lagally
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1466594918
ISBN 13: 9781466594913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology Book Review:

An increasing number of technologies are being used to detect minute quantities of biomolecules and cells. However, it can be difficult to determine which technologies show the most promise for high-sensitivity and low-limit detection in different applications. Microfluidics and Nanotechnology: Biosensing to the Single Molecule Limit details proven approaches for the detection of single cells and even single molecules—approaches employed by the world’s foremost microfluidics and nanotechnology laboratories. While similar books concentrate only on microfluidics or nanotechnology, this book focuses on the combination of soft materials (elastomers and other polymers) with hard materials (semiconductors, metals, and glass) to form integrated detection systems for biological and chemical targets. It explores physical and chemical—as well as contact and noncontact—detection methods, using case studies to demonstrate system capabilities. Presenting a snapshot of the current state of the art, the text: Explains the theory behind different detection techniques, from mechanical resonators for detecting cell density to fiber-optic methods for detecting DNA hybridization, and beyond Examines microfluidic advances, including droplet microfluidics, digital microfluidics for manipulating droplets on the microscale, and more Highlights an array of technologies to allow for a comparison of the fundamental advantages and challenges of each, as well as an appreciation of the power of leveraging scalability and integration to achieve sensitivity at low cost Microfluidics and Nanotechnology: Biosensing to the Single Molecule Limit not only serves as a quick reference for the latest achievements in biochemical detection at the single-cell and single-molecule levels, but also provides researchers with inspiration for further innovation and expansion of the field.