Microfluidics for Biological Applications / Edition 1

Microfluidics for Biological Applications / Edition 1

by Wei-Cheng Tian, Erin Finehout
     
 

Microfluidics for Biological Applications provides researchers and scientists in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life science industries with an introduction to the basics of microfluidics and discusses how to link these technologies to various biological applications at the industrial and academic level. Readers will gain insight into a wide variety of

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Microfluidics for Biological Applications provides researchers and scientists in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life science industries with an introduction to the basics of microfluidics and discusses how to link these technologies to various biological applications at the industrial and academic level. Readers will gain insight into a wide variety of biological applications for microfluidics.

The book begins with a perspective on the history and development of microfluidic technologies, followed by an overview on how microfluidic systems have been used to study and manipulate specific classes of components, including a discussion of specific biological applications of microfluidics and concludes with a discussion of emerging trends in the field. Microfluidics for Biological Applications provides information about the latest techniques and trends including:


  • Fabrication methods for microfluidic devices, including those using biodegradable materials

  • Use of microfluidics for high throughput screening

  • Microfluidic methods for detection of pathogens in diagnostic and biodefense applications

  • Analysis and manipulation of DNA, proteins, and cells in a microfluidic device

  • Use of microfluidic platforms for tissue engineering and vascularization

Microfluidics for Biological Applications is an ideal reference for researchers and practicing engineers, as well as graduate students who are either entering the field for the first time, or those already conducting research and who want to expand their knowledge in the area of microfluidics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387094793
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Series:
Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to microfluidics.- Materials and microfabrication processes for microfluidic devices.- Interfacing microfluidic devices with the macro world.- Genetic analysis in miniaturized electrophoresis system.- Microfluidic systems for protein separations.- Microfluidic systems for cellular applications.- Microfluidic systems for engineering vascularized tissue constructs.- High throughput screening using microfluidics.- Microfluidic diagnostic systems for the rapid detection and quantification of pathogens.- Microfluidic applications in biodefense.- Current and future trends in microfluidics within biotechnology research.

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