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The present and future role of microfluidics in biomedical research.
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PMID:  24622198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Microfluidics, a technology characterized by the engineered manipulation of fluids at the submillimetre scale, has shown considerable promise for improving diagnostics and biology research. Certain properties of microfluidic technologies, such as rapid sample processing and the precise control of fluids in an assay, have made them attractive candidates to replace traditional experimental approaches. Here we analyse the progress made by lab-on-a-chip microtechnologies in recent years, and discuss the clinical and research areas in which they have made the greatest impact. We also suggest directions that biologists, engineers and clinicians can take to help this technology live up to its potential.
Authors:
Eric K Sackmann; Anna L Fulton; David J Beebe
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature     Volume:  507     ISSN:  1476-4687     ISO Abbreviation:  Nature     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0410462     Medline TA:  Nature     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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