Microfluidics for medical applications

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    Abstract

    Lab-on-a-chip devices for point of care diagnostics have been present in clinics for several years now. Alongside their continual development, research is underway to bring the organs and tissue on-a-chip to the patient, amongst other medical applications of microfluidics.This book provides the reader with a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the application of microfluidics to medicine and is divided into three main sections. The first part of the book discusses the state-of-the-art in organs and tissue on a chip; the second provides a thorough background to microfluidics for medicine, and the third (and largest) section provides numerous examples of point-of-care diagnostics.Written with students and practitioners in mind, and with contributions from the leaders in the field across the globe, this book provides a complete digest of the state-of-the-art in microfluidics medical devices and will provide a handy resource for any laboratory or clinic involved in the development or application of such devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
    PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
    Number of pages303
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84973-759-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84973-637-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameRSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
    PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
    No.36
    ISSN (Print)1757-7136

    Keywords

    • EWI-25612
    • METIS-315594
    • IR-100256

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    van den Berg, A., & Segerink, L. (Eds.) (2015). Microfluidics for medical applications. (RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; No. 36). Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781849737593