Paper Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics

Paper Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics
Author: William R. de Araujo,Thiago R.L.C. Paixao
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-10-27
ISBN 10: 0128205350
ISBN 13: 9780128205358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics Book Review:

Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics is a valuable source of information for those interested in microfluidics, bioanalytical devices, chemical instrumentation/mechanization, in-field analysis, and more. This book provides a critical review of the scientific and technological progress of paper-based devices, as well as future trends in the field of portable paper-based sensors for chemical analysis and diagnostics directly at point of need. It uniquely focuses on the analytical techniques associated with each type of device, providing a practical framework for any researcher to use while learning how to use new types of devices in their work, deciding which ones are best for their needs, developing new devices, or working toward commercialization. Reviews the evolution of this area and offers predictions for the future of the field of paper-based analytical devices Explores the analytical techniques used in development of paper-based devices Discusses challenges and shortcomings specific to each type of device, helping users and developers to avoid pitfalls

Environmental Chemical and Medical Sensors

Environmental  Chemical and Medical Sensors
Author: Shantanu Bhattacharya,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Nripen Chanda,Ashok Pandey,Ashis Kumar Sen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2019-01-12
ISBN 10: 9789811356728
ISBN 13: 9811356726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Chemical and Medical Sensors Book Review:

This book covers the fundamentals of sensor technologies as well as the recent research for the development of environmental, chemical and medical sensor technologies. Chapters include current research on microflow cytometry, microfluidic devices, colorimetric sensors, and the development of low-cost optical densitometric sensors and paper based analytical devices for environmental and biomedical applications. Special focus has been given to nanotechnology and nanostructures- their fabrication, uses and utility in different fields of research such as for the design of tools for medical diagnostics, therapeutics, as well as for detection and estimation of pollutant levels in water and air quality monitoring. This book is intended as a resource for researchers working in the field of sensor development across the world.

Paper based Diagnostics

Paper based Diagnostics
Author: Kevin J. Land
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 331996870X
ISBN 13: 9783319968704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper based Diagnostics Book Review:

This book explores the status of paper-based diagnostic solutions, or Microfluidics 2.0. The contributors explore: how paper-based tests can be widely distributed and utilized by semi-skilled personnel; how close to commercial applications the technology has become, and what is still required to make paper-based diagnostics the game-changer it can be. The technology is examined through the lens of the World Health Organization’s ASSURED criteria for low-resource countries (Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid and robust, Equipment-free, and Deliverable to end-users). Its applications have to include: health technology, environmental technology, food safety, and more. This book is appropriate for researchers in these areas, as well as those interested in microfluidics, and includes chapters dedicated to principles such as theory of flow and surface treatments; components such as biomarkers and detection; and current methods of manufacturing. Discusses how paper-based diagnostics can be used in developing countries by comparing current diagnostic tests with the World Health Organization's ASSURED criteria Examines how paper-based diagnostics could be integrated with other technologies, such as printed electronics, and the Internet of Things. Outlines how semi-skilled personnel across a variety of fields can implement paper-based diagnostics

Paper Microfluidics

Paper Microfluidics
Author: Shantanu Bhattacharya,Sanjay Kumar,Avinash K Agarwal
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 981150489X
ISBN 13: 9789811504891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Microfluidics Book Review:

This volume provides an overview of the recent advances in the field of paper microfluidics, whose innumerable research domains have stimulated considerable efforts to the development of rapid, cost-effective and simplified point-of-care diagnostic systems. The book is divided into three parts viz. theoretical background of paper microfluidics, fabrication techniques for paper-based devices, and broad applications. Each chapter of the book is self-explanatory and focuses on a specific topic and its relation to paper microfluidics and starts with a brief description of the topic’s physical background, essential definitions, and a short story of the recent progress in the relevant field. The book also covers the future outlook, remaining challenges, and emerging opportunities. This book shall be a tremendous up-to-date resource for researchers working in the area globally.

Paper Based Sensors

Paper Based Sensors
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN 10: 044464346X
ISBN 13: 9780444643469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Based Sensors Book Review:

Paper Based Sensors, Volume 89, the latest release in this comprehensive series that gathers the most important issues relating to the design and application of these cost-effective devices used in many industries, including health and environment diagnostics, safety and security, chemistry, optics, electrochemistry, nanoscience and nanotechnologies, presents the latest updates in the field. Chapters in this new release include Exploring paper as a substrate for electrochemical micro-devices, Paper-based sensors for application in biological compound detection, Printed paper-based (bio)sensors: design, fabrication and applications, Paper-based electrochemical sensing devices, Multifarious aspects of electrochemical paper-based (bio)sensors, Paper Based Biosensors for Clinical and Biomedical Applications, and more. Provides updates on the latest design in paper-based sensors using various nano and micromaterials Includes optical/electrical-based detection modes integrated within paper-based platforms Covers applications of paper-based platforms in diagnostics and other industries

Diagnostic Devices with Microfluidics

Diagnostic Devices with Microfluidics
Author: Francesco Piraino,Šeila Selimović
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1351650483
ISBN 13: 9781351650489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Devices with Microfluidics Book Review:

This book provides a current view of the research and commercial landscape of diagnostics devices, particularly those that utilize microscale technologies, intended for both patient and laboratory use. Common diagnostic devices that are based on microfluidic principles include glucose sensors for diabetic patients and over-the-counter pregnancy tests. Other diagnostic devices are being developed to quickly test a patient for bacterial and viral infections, and other diseases. The chapters, written by experts from around the world, discuss how to fabricate, apply, and market microfluidic diagnostic chips – for lab and at-home use. Most importantly, the book also contains a discussion of topics relevant to the private sector, including patient-focused, market-oriented development of diagnostics devices.

Detection and Analysis of SARS Coronavirus

Detection and Analysis of SARS Coronavirus
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Sudheesh K. Shukla
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-23
ISBN 10: 3527349189
ISBN 13: 9783527349180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detection and Analysis of SARS Coronavirus Book Review:

This timely reference shows how a contactless coronavirus detector may be developed using existing biosensor technology, addressing detection principles, biosensor development and fabrication as well as commericalization issues. While the book focuses on the current global research effort towards a contactless coronoavirus detector, the lessons learned can easily be applied to any other current and emerging pathogens.

Smartphone Based Detection Devices

Smartphone Based Detection Devices
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2021-08-21
ISBN 10: 0128236973
ISBN 13: 9780128236970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smartphone Based Detection Devices Book Review:

Smartphone usage has created a new means for detection, analysis, diagnosis and monitoring through the use of new apps and attachments. These breakthrough analytical methods offer ways to overcome the drawbacks of more conventional methods, such as the expensive instrumentation that is often needed, complex sample pre-treatment steps, or time-consuming procedures. Smartphone-Based Detection Devices: Emerging Trends in Analytical Techniques gathers these modern developments in smartphone analytical methods into one comprehensive source, covering recent advancements in analytical tools while paying special attention to the most accurate, highly efficient approaches. Serving as a guide not only to analytical chemists but also to environmentalists, biotechnologists, pharmacists, forensic scientists and toxicologists, Smartphone-Based Detection Devices: Emerging Trends in Analytical Techniques is an important source for researchers who require accurate analysis of their on- and off-site samples. Students in these fields at the graduate and post-graduate level will also benefit from this topical and comprehensive book. Provides an integrated approach for advanced analytical methods and techniques using smartphones Covers the usage of smartphones in sample prep, integration and detection stages of analytical chemistry Applicable for researchers of all levels, from graduate students to professionals

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

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics
Author: Raju Khan,Arpana Parihar,S.K. Sanghi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN 10: 0128236515
ISBN 13: 9780128236512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics Book Review:

Early diagnosis of cancer and other non-oncological disorders gives a significant advantage for curing the disease and improving patient’s life expectancy. Recent advances in biosensor-based techniques which are designed for specific biomarkers can be exploited for early diagnosis of diseases. Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics covers all available biosensor-based approaches and comprehensive technologies; along with their application in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic management of various oncological disorders. Besides this, current challenges and future aspects of these diagnostic approaches have also been discussed. This book offers a view of recent advances and is also helpful for designing new biosensor-based technologies in the field of medical science, engineering and biomedical technology. Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics helps biomedical engineers, researchers, molecular biologists, oncologists and clinicians with the development of point of care devices for disease diagnostics and prognostics. It also provides information on developing user friendly, sensitive, stable, accurate, low cost and minimally invasive modalities which can be adopted from lab to clinics. This book covers in-depth knowledge of disease biomarkers that can be exploited for designing and development of a range of biosensors. The editors have summarized the potential cancer biomarkers and methodology for their detection, plus transferring the developed system to clinical application by miniaturization and required integration with microfluidic systems. Covers design and development of advanced platforms for rapid diagnosis of cancerous biomarkers Takes a multidisciplinary approach to sensitive transducers development, nano-enabled advanced imaging, miniaturized analytical systems, and device packaging for point-of-care applications Offers an insight into how to develop cost-effective diagnostics for early detection of cancer

Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring

Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring
Author: Toonika Rinken,Kairi Kivirand
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1789238234
ISBN 13: 9781789238235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring Book Review:

Real-time and reliable detection of molecular compounds and bacteria is essential in modern environmental monitoring. For rapid analyses, biosensing devices combining high selectivity of biomolecular recognition and sensitivity of modern signal-detection technologies offer a promising platform. Biosensors allow rapid on-site detection of pollutants and provide potential for better understanding of the environmental processes, including the fate and transport of contaminants.This book, including 12 chapters from 37 authors, introduces different biosensor-based technologies applied for environmental analyses.

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.

Environmental Chemical and Medical Sensors

Environmental  Chemical and Medical Sensors
Author: Shantanu Bhattacharya,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Nripen Chanda,Ashok Pandey,Ashis Kumar Sen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 9811077517
ISBN 13: 9789811077517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Chemical and Medical Sensors Book Review:

This book covers the fundamentals of sensor technologies as well as the recent research for the development of environmental, chemical and medical sensor technologies. Chapters include current research on microflow cytometry, microfluidic devices, colorimetric sensors, and the development of low-cost optical densitometric sensors and paper based analytical devices for environmental and biomedical applications. Special focus has been given to nanotechnology and nanostructures- their fabrication, uses and utility in different fields of research such as for the design of tools for medical diagnostics, therapeutics, as well as for detection and estimation of pollutant levels in water and air quality monitoring. This book is intended as a resource for researchers working in the field of sensor development across the world.

Paper Based Medical Diagnostic Devices

Paper Based Medical Diagnostic Devices
Author: Jeong Hoon Lee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2020-12-09
ISBN 10: 981158723X
ISBN 13: 9789811587238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Based Medical Diagnostic Devices Book Review:

This book disseminates information on paper-based diagnostics devices and describes novel paper materials, fabrication techniques, and Basic Paper-based microfluidics/electronics theory. The section on sample preparation, paper-based electronics/sensors for developing paper-based point-of-care (POC) systems also contains detailed descriptions. In the application sections this book covers sensing technique for DNA/RNA, bacteria/virus and integration of lateral flow assay. The book provides deep understanding and knowledge of paper-based diagnostic device development in terms of concept, materials, fabrication and applications.

Mems for Biomedical Applications

Mems for Biomedical Applications
Author: Shekhar Bhansali,Abhay Vasudev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-07-18
ISBN 10: 0857096273
ISBN 13: 9780857096272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mems for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

The application of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in the biomedical field is leading to a new generation of medical devices. MEMS for biomedical applications reviews the wealth of recent research on fabrication technologies and applications of this exciting technology. The book is divided into four parts: Part one introduces the fundamentals of MEMS for biomedical applications, exploring the microfabrication of polymers and reviewing sensor and actuator mechanisms. Part two describes applications of MEMS for biomedical sensing and diagnostic applications. MEMS for in vivo sensing and electrical impedance spectroscopy are investigated, along with ultrasonic transducers, and lab-on-chip devices. MEMS for tissue engineering and clinical applications are the focus of part three, which considers cell culture and tissue scaffolding devices, BioMEMS for drug delivery and minimally invasive medical procedures. Finally, part four reviews emerging biomedical applications of MEMS, from implantable neuroprobes and ocular implants to cellular microinjection and hybrid MEMS. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, MEMS for biomedical applications provides an authoritative review for scientists and manufacturers involved in the design and development of medical devices as well as clinicians using this important technology. Reviews the wealth of recent research on fabrication technologies and applications of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in the biomedical field Introduces the fundamentals of MEMS for biomedical applications, exploring the microfabrication of polymers and reviewing sensor and actuator mechanisms Considers MEMS for biomedical sensing and diagnostic applications, along with MEMS for in vivo sensing and electrical impedance spectroscopy

Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular Diagnostics
Author: Harald Seitz,Sarah Schumacher
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 3642376916
ISBN 13: 9783642376917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Diagnostics Book Review:

Integration in Bioanalysis: Technologies for Point-of-Care Testing, by Frank F. Bier, Soeren Schumacher Future of Medicine: Models in Predictive Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine, by Babette Regierer, Valeria Zazzu, Ralf Sudbrak, Alexander Kühn and Hans Lehrach A Highly Versatile Microscope Imaging Technology Platform for the Multiplex Real-Time Detection of Biomolecules and Autoimmune Antibodies, by Stefan Rödiger, Peter Schierack, Alexander Böhm, Jörg Nitschke, Ingo Berger, Ulrike Frömmel, Carsten Schmidt, Mirko Ruhland, Ingolf Schimke, Dirk Roggenbuck, Werner Lehmann, Christian Schröder Platform Technologies for Molecular Diagnostics near the Patient’s Bedside, by Soeren Schumacher, Christine Lüdecke, Eva Ehrentreich-Förster, Frank F. Bier Microfluidic Technology for Molecular Diagnostics, by Tom Robinson, Petra S. Dittrich Biosensors for Diagnostic Applications, by Friederike J. Gruhl, Bastian E. Rapp, Kerstin Länge Planar Protein Arrays in Microtiter Plates: Development of a New Format Towards Accurate, Automation-Friendly and Affordable (A3) Diagnostics, by Holger Eickhoff, Arif Malik

Microfluidic Technology and Applications

Microfluidic Technology and Applications
Author: Michael Koch,Alan Evans,Arthur Brunnschweiler
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 9780863802447
ISBN 13: 0863802443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidic Technology and Applications Book Review:

Discusses different modelling techniques in microfluidics (FEM and CFD). Every reader will have an easy start to model any kind of microfluidic device. Presents the necessary fabrication technologies and examples of the latest microfluidic devices and systems. Microfluidics is a very new research area in microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). This book introduces the theory and practice of microfluidic technology. The content is designed to be of value to engineers with different backgrounds working in the area of microsystem technology. The book includes the necessary fabrication technologies and examples of the latest microfluidic devices and systems that have been realised by a worldwide community of researchers. It covers all aspects of microfluidic theory and describes the breath-taking developments in this field.

Smart Biosensor Technology

Smart Biosensor Technology
Author: George K. Knopf,Amarjeet S. Bassi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 0429771452
ISBN 13: 9780429771453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Biosensor Technology Book Review:

Based on the success of the first edition, this second edition continues to build upon fundamental principles of biosensor design and incorporates recent advances in intelligent materials and novel fabrication techniques for a broad range of real world applications. The book provides a multi-disciplinary focus to capture the ever-expanding field of biosensors. Smart Biosensor Technology, Second Edition includes contributions from leading specialists in a wide variety of fields with a common focus on smart biosensor design. With 21 chapters organized in five parts, this compendium covers the fundamentals of smart biosensor technology, important issues related to material design and selection, principles of biosensor design and fabrication, advances in bioelectronics, and a look at specific applications related to pathogen detection, toxicity monitoring, microfluidics and healthcare. Features Provides a solid background in the underlying principles of biosensor design and breakthrough technologies for creating more intelligent biosensors Focusses on material design and selection including cutting-edge developments in carbon nanotubes, polymer nanowires, and porous silicon Examines machine learning and introduces concepts such as DNA-based molecular computing for smart biosensor function Explores the principles of bioelectronics and nerve cell microelectrode arrays for creating novel transducers and physiological biosensors Devotes several chapters to biosensors developed to detect and monitor a variety of toxins and pathogens Offers expert opinions on the future directions, challenges and opportunities in the field

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology
Author: Eric Lagally
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1351831488
ISBN 13: 9781351831482
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.

Microfluidics for Biologists

Microfluidics for Biologists
Author: Chandra K. Dixit,Ajeet Kaushik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 3319400363
ISBN 13: 9783319400365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidics for Biologists Book Review:

This book describes novel microtechnologies and integration strategies for developing a new class of assay systems to retrieve desired health information from patients in real-time. The selection and integration of sensor components and operational parameters for developing point-of-care (POC) are also described in detail. The basics that govern the microfluidic regimen and the techniques and methods currently employed for fabricating microfluidic systems and integrating biosensors are thoroughly covered. This book also describes the application of microfluidics in the field of cell and molecular biology, single cell biology, disease diagnostics, as well as the commercially available systems that have been either introduced or have the potential of being used in research and development. This is an ideal book for aiding biologists in understanding the fundamentals and applications of microfluidics. This book also: Describes the preparatory methods for developing 3-dimensional microfluidic structures and their use for Lab-on-a-Chip design Explains the significance of miniaturization and integration of sensing components to develop wearable sensors for point-of-care (POC) Demonstrates the application of microfluidics to life sciences and analytical chemistry, including disease diagnostics and separations Motivates new ideas related to novel platforms, valving technology, miniaturized transduction methods, and device integration to develop next generation sequencing Discusses future prospects and challenges of the field of microfluidics in the areas of life sciences in general and diagnostics in particular