Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Biomedical Applications

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)

Abstract

Microfluidics is key to miniaturize bio-chemical and biomedical methods and processes into chip based technology. Basics of electrokinetic microfluidics will be reviewed first. Three types of lab-on-a-chip devices, PCR lab-on-a-chip, flow cytometer lab-on-a-chip and immunoassay lab-on-a-chip are discussed here. The working principle, key microfluidic processes and the current status of these lab-on-a-chip devices are reviewed.

Keywords

Polymerase Chain Reaction Microfluidic Chip Electroosmotic Flow Electrokinetic Flow Polymerase Chain Reaction Chip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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