Microdroplet Technology

Principles and Emerging Applications in Biology and Chemistry

  • Philip Day
  • Andreas Manz
  • Yonghao Zhang

Part of the Integrated Analytical Systems book series (ANASYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yonghao Zhang, Haihu Liu
    Pages 1-21
  3. Melinda G. Simon, Abraham P. Lee
    Pages 23-50
  4. Nam-Trung Nguyen, Say-Hwa Tan
    Pages 51-75
  5. Robert W. Barber, David R. Emerson
    Pages 77-116
  6. Tomasz S. Kaminski, Krzysztof Churski, Piotr Garstecki
    Pages 117-136
  7. Ehsan Karimiani, Amelia Markey, Philip Day
    Pages 137-147
  8. Nick J. Carroll, Suk Tai Chang, Dimiter N. Petsev, Orlin D. Velev
    Pages 179-209
  9. Michele Zagnoni, Jonathan M. Cooper
    Pages 211-228
  10. Pavel NeuZ̆il, Ying Xu, Andreas Manz
    Pages 229-239
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-243

About this book


Over the last 20 years of microfluidics and chip engineering, so-called “Lab on Chip” technology has led to many exciting results, PhD theses, books, journal publications, several new journals, and commercial products. Trends have shifted from applications in chemistry to cell biology and clinical diagnostics, from electrophoresis and biosensors to digital microfluidics and droplet-based methods, and from micrometre-sized features to nanostructures and molecular self-assembly.

And there seem to be no limits in sight. The only problem arising is that academic research continues to proceed at an ever increasing pace compared to the real-world applications and commercialisation of “Lab on Chip”. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to bring together authors in this multidisciplinary field to provide overviewsof two-phase flow, droplets, and digital microfluidics for biological and medical applications. It is currently the only book dedicated to droplets in microfluidics that goes beyond electrowetting methods. Included are the novel areas of next generation sequencing and emulsion PCR (polymerase chain reaction), together with analyses on the ramifications of droplet-based reactions for biochemical assays and their commercial viability.


DNA diagnostics Flow control digital microfluidics electrowetting microdroplet microfluidic micropumps microvalves multiphase microflows single-cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Day
    • 1
  • Andreas Manz
    • 2
  • Yonghao Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1., Manchester Instit. of BiotechnologyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.KIST EuropeSaarbruckenGermany
  3. 3.Dept. Mechan. & Aerospace Eng.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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