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Droplet microfluidics: a tool for biology, chemistry and nanotechnology

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Abstract


  • The ability to perform laboratory operations on small scales using miniaturized devices provides numerous benefits, including reduced quantities of reagents and waste as well as increased portability and controllability of assays. These operations can involve reaction components in the solution phase and as a result, their miniaturization can be accomplished through microfluidic approaches. One such approach, droplet microfluidics, provides a high-throughput platform for a wide range of assays and approaches in chemistry, biology and nanotechnology. We highlight recent advances in the application of droplet microfluidics in chip-based technologies, such as single-cell analysis tools, small-scale cell cultures, in-droplet chemical synthesis, high-throughput drug screening, and nanodevice fabrication.

Authors


  •   Mashaghi, Samaneh (external author)
  •   Abbaspourrad, Alireza (external author)
  •   Weitz, David A. (external author)
  •   van Oijen, Antoine M.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mashaghi, S., Abbaspourrad, A., Weitz, D. A. & van Oijen, A. M. (2016). Droplet microfluidics: a tool for biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 82 118-125.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84971254808

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5004&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3980

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 118

End Page


  • 125

Volume


  • 82

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • The ability to perform laboratory operations on small scales using miniaturized devices provides numerous benefits, including reduced quantities of reagents and waste as well as increased portability and controllability of assays. These operations can involve reaction components in the solution phase and as a result, their miniaturization can be accomplished through microfluidic approaches. One such approach, droplet microfluidics, provides a high-throughput platform for a wide range of assays and approaches in chemistry, biology and nanotechnology. We highlight recent advances in the application of droplet microfluidics in chip-based technologies, such as single-cell analysis tools, small-scale cell cultures, in-droplet chemical synthesis, high-throughput drug screening, and nanodevice fabrication.

Authors


  •   Mashaghi, Samaneh (external author)
  •   Abbaspourrad, Alireza (external author)
  •   Weitz, David A. (external author)
  •   van Oijen, Antoine M.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mashaghi, S., Abbaspourrad, A., Weitz, D. A. & van Oijen, A. M. (2016). Droplet microfluidics: a tool for biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 82 118-125.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84971254808

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5004&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3980

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 118

End Page


  • 125

Volume


  • 82

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands