Lab-on-a-chip or Chip-in-a-lab: Challenges of Commercialization Lost in Translation

Mazher Mohammed*, Stephen Haswell, Ian Gibson

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Abstract

Lab-on-a-chip technology has been long envisaged to have tremendous commercial potential, owing to the ability of such devices to encapsulate a full range of laboratory processes in a single instrument and operate in a portable manner, rapidly and at low cost. Devices are believed to have potential in fields ranging across medical diagnostics, environmental sampling and a range of consumer products, however, to date very few devices have attained commercial success. This review examines the challenges relating to the commercialization of lab-on-a-chip technology from fundamental research to mass manufacturing and aims to provide insight to both academics and product development specialists the perceived hindrances to commercialization and a strategy by which future work could be translated into commercial success.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia technology
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 11 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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