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microfluidics

A technology based on geometrically constrained minute volume transport through channels in a glass or plastic chip. The “micro-“ in microfluidics refers to small volumes (nL, pL, fL), small size, low energy consumption, or physical effects of the micro domain.
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This growth is likely to be driven by the rising demand for point-of-care devices, quick return on investments provided by microfluidics devices resulting in cost reductions, and miniaturization of microfluidic chips.
Schott is a supplier of glass substrates for microarrays and microfluidic components made of glass.
The applicability of these imaging techniques varies with the materials used in microfluidic chip fabrication.
Using a single piece of equipment to print microfluidic channels and structures in the channels would improve accuracy and create more sophisticated devices.
Food materials, due to their physical and chemical complexity, have had limited success with microfluidic processes.
Due to the proximity of electrical wires to microfluidic channels, leak tightness is critical, and good leakage tests are certainly needed.
For this reason, there is a need for an acceptable and validated in vitro model of smoke-induced lung cancer, as it would provide valuable insight into the mechanisms, diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of lung cancer.[12],[13],[14] The aim of this study was to detect the function of HH signaling during the process of cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced malignant transformation of 16HBE cells using a microfluidic chip detection platform.
The highly parallel microfluidic channel design allows high throughput processing that remains gentle on the cells.
ALK-Abello A/S (CPH:ALKB), a research-driven global pharmaceutical company focusing on allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment, on Wednesday announced a partnership with China's Rellergen Biotech Inc, which grants ALK exclusive promotional rights to market Rellergen's Bio-IC microfluidic allergen diagnosis technology to more than 190 hospitals across China.
These extraction methods are Maceration, Soxhlet, and microfluidic extraction without and with ultrasonic wave irradiation.
The past few decades have seen a promising trend in point-of-care diagnostics, with microfluidic technologies at the cornerstone of this emerging field.