Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications
- X-J J Li, University of Texas
- Y Zhou, Genus Plc, USA
Microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip (LOC) is an important technology suitable for numerous applications from drug delivery to tissue engineering. Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications discusses the fundamentals of microfluidics and explores in detail a wide range of medical applications.
The first part of the book reviews the fundamentals of microfluidic technologies for biomedical applications with chapters focussing on the materials and methods for microfabrication, microfluidic actuation mechanisms and digital microfluidic technologies. Chapters in part two examine applications in drug discovery and controlled-delivery including micro needles. Part three considers applications of microfluidic devices in cellular analysis and manipulation, tissue engineering and their role in developing tissue scaffolds and stem cell engineering. The final part of the book covers the applications of microfluidic devices in diagnostic sensing, including genetic analysis, low-cost bioassays, viral detection, and radio chemical synthesis.
Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications is an essential reference for medical device manufacturers, scientists and researchers concerned with microfluidics in the field of biomedical applications and life-science industries.
Medical device manufacturers, scientists, and researchers concerned with microfluidics in the field of drug delivery, cell manipulation, tissue engineering and diagnostics/sensing; Industrial and academic researchers and developers in the life sciences and engineering fields who aim to use microengineering technologies to develop advanced techniques and microdevices for advancements in healthcare and medical diagnostics