Micro-Segmented Flow

Applications in Chemistry and Biology

  • J. Michael Köhler
  • Brian P. Cahill

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Brian P. Cahill
    Pages 1-3
  3. Generation, Manipulation and Characterization of Micro Fluid Segments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Matthias Budden, Steffen Schneider, J. Michael Köhler, Brian P. Cahill
      Pages 31-54
    3. Brian P. Cahill, Joerg Schemberg, Thomas Nacke, Gunter Gastrock
      Pages 73-100
  4. Chemical Application in Micro Continuous-Flow Synthesis of Nanoparticles

  5. Biological Application: Cell-Free Biotechnology, Cell Cultivation and Screening Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. J. Cao, D. Kürsten, A. Funfak, S. Schneider, J. M. Köhler
      Pages 203-230
    3. Emerson Zang, Miguel Tovar, Karin Martin, Martin Roth
      Pages 231-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


The book is dedicated to the method and application potential of micro segmented flow. The recent state of development of this powerful technique is presented in 12 chapters by leading researchers from different countries. In the first section, the principles of generation and manipulation of micro-fluidic segments are explained. In the second section, the micro continuous-flow synthesis of different types of nanomaterials is shown as a typical example for the use of advantages of the technique in chemistry. In the third part, the particular importance of the technique in biotechnical applications is presented demonstrating the progress for miniaturized cell-free processes, for molecular biology and DNA-based diagnostis and sequencing as well as for the development of antibiotics and the evaluation of toxic effects in medicine and environment.


Automated Microfluidic Analysis Cell Screening Systems Cell-free Biotechnology Combinatorial Effects of Toxic Substances Continuous-Flow Synthesis of Nanoparticles Fluid Manipulation Micro Fluid Segment Technology Micro Reaction Technology Particle Handling Single Cell Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Michael Köhler
    • 1
  • Brian P. Cahill
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University Ilmenau Institute of Chemistry and BiotechnologyIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement TechniquesHeilbad HeiligenstadtGermany

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