Synopses & Reviews
Microfluidic devices are suitable for numerous applications, from drug delivery to tissue engineering. As microfluidic devices can be cheaply made and are small, applications in the medical fields are continually being researched and produced. This important book discusses the fundamentals of microfluidics and provides information on a wide range of medical applications. The first set of chapters discusses the fundamentals of microfluidic devices, while subsequent chapters look at drug delivery applications, applications in cell biology, tissue engineering and diagnostics. The conclusion reviews sensing applications.
About the Author
XiuJun (James) Lin is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). His current research at UTEP is centered on the development of novel microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology and nanotechnology for pathogen detection and disease diagnosis, and some other biomedical applications, such as single-cell analysis, and subcellular analysis.
Yu Zhou is a Research Scientist in the Department of Research and Development at ABS Global, Inc.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Fundamentals of microfluidic technologies
: Glass and polymer (PC, PMMA, COC/COP) fabrication techniques for microfluidic medical devices; Digital microfluidics technologies for biomedical devices; Nanoimprint lithography for microfluidic medical devices; Components for fluid delivery, transport and control for microfluidic medical devices; Actuation mechanisms for microfluidic medical devices; Medical micro-device surface coatings
Part 2 Microfluidics for drug delivery and discovery applications: Controlled release of drugs and therapeutic proteins using microfluidic devices; Microneedles for drug delivery applications
Part 3 Microfluidics for cell manipulation and analysis: Microfluidics for cell manipulation; Microfluidics for single-cell analysis; Automated micro-robotic cell injection
Part 4 Microfluidics for tissue engineering applications: Microfluidics for developing tissue scaffolds; Organs on a chip - microfluidic devices for analyzing and supporting gut function; Microfluidic devices for analysing and culturing stem cells; Smart bioMEMS implants for medical applications
Part 5 Microfluidics for diagnostic applications: Microfluidics for monitoring pancreatic islets in the detection of diabetes; Microfluidic immunoassays for protein analysis; Point-of-care microdevices for glucose and lithium measurement; Low-cost microfluidic diagnosis of glucose and protein; Microfluidics for genetic analysis
Part 6 Microfluidics for biomedical sensing and imaging: Optical and electrochemical microfluidic biosensors using nanostructured materials; Micro-reactor: Microfluidic chips for the synthesis of positron emission tomography in clinical diagnosis