Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 378, Issue 7, pp 1700–1703 | Cite as

Lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical and environmental monitoring

  • J. G. E. Gardeniers
  • A. van den Berg


During the last decade, pocket-sized analytical equipment based on the “lab-on-a-chip” approach has become available. These chips, in combination with portable electronic equipment, are applicable in, for example, “point-of-care” ion analysis of body fluids, forensics, identification of explosives, tracking of pollution in environmental or waste waters, monitoring nutrients in agricultural or horticultural water, controlling quality in food production, or process control in chemical industry. This paper discusses several demonstrator systems with applications in these fields.


Lab-on-a-chip Ion analysis Hydrodynamic chromatography Micromachining 



T. Veenstra, R. Tiggelaar, M. Blom, E. Vrouwe, R. Luttge, E. Berenschot, R. Sanders and B. Otter (all University of Twente) and E. Chmela and R. Tijssen (University of Amsterdam) are thanked for their contributions to the research on which this paper is based. This work was financially supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BIOS/Lab-on-a-chip group, MESA+ InstituteUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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