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Microfluidics: a boon for biological research

Mahesh, Karthik and Vaidya, Sravanti (2017) Microfluidics: a boon for biological research. In: CURRENT SCIENCE, 112 (10). pp. 2021-2028.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.18520/cs/v112/i10/2021-2028

Abstract

Microfluidics is an emerging new interdisciplinary field that deals with the manipulation of fluids at the microscale and nanoscale. Having its origins in other areas of science and technology, microfluidics is slowly beginning to make radical changes in various fields of biological sciences. The exclusivity of fluid behaviour at the microscale offers a large number of advantages in biological research such as miniaturization of assays, faster sample processing and rapid detection. This article provides a concise overview of the applications of microfluidics technology in some of the major disciplines of biological research. Furthermore, it also mentions the hurdles that microfluidics is facing and the solutions that are envisaged for the future to make it a widely available, reliable and cost-effective technology.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
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Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 15:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57231

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